Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
It is a very Kiwi film, one that I think does a great job of merging drama and humor, in a way that Hollywood films fail miserably at doing. Ricky Baker is a 12 year old that has struggled with previous foster homes until he is sent to the country to live with Bella and her husband, the very grumpy Hector (Sam Neill). Here he learns survival skills and an unlikely buddy story emerges.
Julian Dennison was awesome as Ricky Baker and you can't help but love his cheeky Kiwi charm and his need to be a gangster. From the interviews I have seen he is just as likable in real life and is enjoying all the attention of being a movie star. 4/5