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Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)

This movie was awesome. Pure awesome. It starts with a boy, a fat little boy, who comes from the city and a life of crime and solitude to an aunt and uncle (who aren't really his aunt and uncle - but they become pretty close) out on a farm, out in the bush, out in... Australia?

The sceneries are fantastic, the story-telling is imaginative, there's music amidst the sights, and somber times amidst the comedy, and everything's divided up in chapters. What I'm saying is it's refreshingly different, and flows in such a good way! Well-composed, scripted, and enacted and all.

I'm not sure everyone will have as much fun with this as me and my buddy did - it's as brutal as it's fun sometimes, in a way similar to (but not as gory or intentionally violent as) the crazy but equally comical Tucker and Dale VS Evil. Gotta rewatch that unforgettable horror story some time too.

They occasionally zoom in with the camera like they did with old Kung Fu movies here. It has the traits of B-movies of old, and not that large a cast, but still impressive continuity and quality. It tells the tale so well. It's a flurry of emotion, character bonding, and small twists and events that both give you a lump in your throat and make you crack a smile at the same time. It's that kind of movie. Impeccably creative, well-paced, versed and contemplative, in a simple way.

The story? Together with his uncle this little fat boy ventures out into the bush, in an attempt to escape the authorities after he burns down their barn and fakes his own death, but things don't go as planned and one thing leads to another... and they have the adventure of their lives.

The title makes sense as it goes along too, as does everything else. It all makes sense. I'm pleasantly surprised at how it all turns out. I'm pondering a four due to certain moments of disappointing simplicity, expected character traits, and end, but I think I'll really remember those special moments too. It's all in the moments.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome


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