- Aug 19, 2003
- Reaction score
I really enjoyed it. Powerful, more realistic Mad Max scenario. Maybe because of that realism it's "excesses" were more hard to stomach.Would like to hear from anyone who has seen the Australian film The Rover (David Michôd 2014).'
10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.
It was panned for poor plot scripting on release but I anticipate something of a cult status to come. I viewed it in the very small cinema it had been alloted with about 12 other people, and when I laughed right out loud at the final scene, they all turned and stared at me aghast. It wasn't a mockery, I found the blackest humour of that scene genuinely funny.
I've watched it about 5 times. Still enjoy it. One of the better PA films around. I'm very biased towards its cinematography as it was filmed where I go camping 3 times a year. That landscape does have a very haunted atmosphere.
Once you know the punchline of that final scene, the rest of the film takes on an even darker sensibility the next time you watch it. There isn't anything left for the main character to care about.
This is a genuinely distopian story. 5/5
Here's a reviewer who gave it what it deserved.
Most others completely missed the point, but that's hack reviewers eh. Rates 66% on RT.