ᴡᴀᴅᴇ 💉’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Shit...just...got...real! Back up homies and let go of my uncle!"
I finally caught this on Hulu after hearing so much about it. And suffice to say I enjoyed this film so much!
I already enjoyed Taika Waititi's What We Do In the Shadows late last year, so it's not a big surprise to me how terrific this movie was. It had that comfortable humor feeling that most films lack nowadays and it's great to see a film set with two relatable/ realistic characters that are generations apart but still communicate. This was the break I needed away from other films smothering me with characters and situations I don't care for anymore. This one is unique, it has that lone wolf vibe and laid back with its attitude.
I love Sam Neill, possibly cause he was one of my first actors I knew when I was 3 because of Jurassic Park (of course).
*Which we need him back as Dr. Alan Grant for Jurassic World 2 or 3 BY THE WAY!* His acting is so profound, like he just flows with it. People just know him as "the dude from the dinosaur movie", when his films like "Possession" and "Dead Calm" are sooooo good. He portrayed Uncle Hec on here so seriously humorous that he reminded me of a lot of the old folk in my town. Very hardworking, humble and stern. Plus I'm getting that beard when I'm in my 60s haha. Is it weird he's almost 70 years old but still looks great for his age? Also Julian Dennison was hilarious on here as Ricky. Great comic timing and just made the movie a bit more lively. Can't wait to see what else he can do.
Now I don't have to explain New Zealand's beautiful location for the film. All the best words have been said for it. There's no place like it. It speaks for itself.
I think another rewatch will make me give it 5 stars cause the only complaint I have was that most scenes seemed a little overkilled. But we'll see when I get back to it.