Taika wins! Standing ovation at TIFF well deserved. The kind of cross cultural feel good comedy we need right now. Taika wins!
The movie that changed Hollywood and transformed Aotearoa New Zealand forever. From 2001 to 2020, New Zealand experienced a tourism boom that in large part can be considered the result of a "Middle Earth" inspired transformation of the places and landscapes of our country from north to south. "Hobbiton" in the Waikato is considered a compulsory tourism stop; the Southern Alps are as famed for appearing in this trilogy as they are for their sheer, remarkable, sky piercing beauty; and…
So isn't this movie simply a treatise about the need for child labour laws to stop all the baby abuse? Like the puppet baby is an avatar for millions of third world children trapped in child labour? Anyway, if you look at it this way it suddenly becomes VASTLY more entertaining! (PS that guy from BBT was VASTLY underutilised!)