Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

For a movie hemmed by such a unique director, set in an unconventional place, I was surprised how conventional this felt, and felt sad I wasn't falling in love with it.

Despite some interesting quirks, this movie feels formulaic in a way I wasn’t expecting - cookie-cutter plot points hit exactly where you'd expect them to, and it felt like the film took very few risks to try and . Now, I’m not always in need of innovation. I’ll take a nice, solid adventure movie of course, and this DOES have creativity behind it in its setting and characters don't get me wrong, but I found everyone pretty one-note despite their choices, so my interest dwindled.

A nice setting, interesting transitions and the comic timings of Sam Neil made the movie enjoyable enough, but the nature of the film itself made it so that this wasn't one of my favorite outings by Taika. Still love what the guy does though.

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