The Rover - "More authentic and menacing than Mad Max"

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The Rover - "More authentic and menacing than Mad Max"

Postby MWFV8 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:11 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... d-Max.html

Low budget. Australian outback. Damaged future. Revenge story. Car chase.

Pattinson is pulling in the headlines but doesn't play the lead. Either way he put in a impressive performance in Cosmopolis.
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Re: The Rover - "More authentic and menacing than Mad Max"

Postby Nightwalker » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:04 am

Looks promising.
Movies are getting more realistic these days. Just look at 'children of men' for instance. Especially how people live in those slums an old buildings in that movie. If you watch that, you just think you are watching the news.
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Re: The Rover - "More authentic and menacing than Mad Max"

Postby Zarana-X » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:57 am

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At first glance, it looks like Robert is tryign to pull the plunger/pin (not sure of the proper terminology?) out of the revolver.
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Re: The Rover - "More authentic and menacing than Mad Max"

Postby Nightwalker » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:52 am

I only saw that after you mentioned it now. The first thing I saw was Robert holding his T-shirt while threatening him with the revolver.
But that is in a shade. You can't see him holding the shirt very clearly. So, it could indeed be miss interpreted at first glance.
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Re: The Rover - "More authentic and menacing than Mad Max"

Postby MWFV8 » Tue May 20, 2014 11:44 pm

This is now screening at Cannes and more is coming out about the story. This review caught my eye;

“ Cannes Diary, Day 4: My favorite film at Cannes so far, by far, is The Rover from writer/director David Michod. He sprang onto the screen world in 2010 from Australia with Animal Kingdom, the excellent feature that got Jacki Weaver her first Oscar nomination.

His follow-up, co-written by Joel Edgerton, proves to be a violent, unsparing, blood-spattered and brilliant piece of filmmaking, utterly unlike Animal Kingdom in scope but just as adept at creating characters whose interpersonal dilemmas become our dilemmas.

It's ten years after the collapse of society and, in the outback of Australia, Eric, played with barely-contained rage and intensity by Guy Pearce, is a man on a mission to regain his car, recently stolen by some thieves fleeing a botched job. They're incompetent, cowardly criminals and they're in such a hurry they leave behind a member of their crew, the simple-minded, badly wounded, Rey, played by Robert Pattinson in a career redefining role. Rey is also the younger brother of the leader of the gang, Henry, played by Scoot McNairy.

After a chance meeting Eric discovers Rey's relationship and, with a gun to the younger man's head, forces him to show him where the gang is heading.

What follows is a bloody, vicious road movie across a blasted, burning landscape. Pattinson, as the trembling, loyal, slow Rey, is the heart of the film and the bond he forms with Eric is why the film is as powerful as it is. Pearce, as usual, delivers a terrific performance. His Eric is given a chance to regain some sense of his own humanity in a world that has none and Pearce owns it. 9.4/10 ”


http://www.imdb.com/cannes/cannes-diary ... diary_t1#3

Sounds good although perhaps lacking in action for our tastes.
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