Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople ★★★★½

A story that is so uplifting, heartwarming and originally funny. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" was an incredible film to spent my time on, also an amazing journey of two broken soul that in a way compliment each other so fully to the point that makes your heart warm. Taika Waititi surely did an amazing job directing the hell of this movie, giving us brilliant moments that I'll lock in my mind for future times.

The plot is simple, but it never fails to amaze us. Ricky Baker, a foster kid, finds a family and right after loses that family, he runs to the woods and there he starts a journey with his foster uncle, Hec Faulkner, portrayed by Sam Neill whose performance is nothing but flawless. They soon are chased in a crazy manhunt spread by all New Zealand. In this journey we get to know every layer of each character, every bit of an issue for them is shown onto the screen, we fall in love with their charisma, it's impossible not to, because they're three-dimensional characters running away and bonding to each other, in order to find their place in this world.

Whilst, Taika Waititi delivers us beautiful shots throughout the whole picture, I can't point one moment that were aesthetic pleasing and well directed. And this is a big point in this one, it's so wisely directed, it's almost hard to believe that Taika knows his movie so much like he seems to. The comedic atmosphere appeared when it had to and it was gone right when it supposed to, a real dramedy that knows itself so much and delivers incredible moments.

"Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is one of those films that you know you'll revisit very soon, and I'll be glad to. The journey these two made was so good to watch. Spending my time with this film was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made.

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