The Rover – 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited
Compiled by Eddie on 23/05/2014
Anyone who has seen the stunning 2010 Australian film Animal Kingdom (for more on this picture read here) by director David Michod would be backing me up in saying that he is arguably the brightest directing talent from the land down under right now.
Crafting a film that was all things beautiful, scary, emotional and enthralling Michod announced himself as a talent to watch and now all these years later excitement is building for his next soon to be released project – The Rover.
One must only watch the films haunting trailer to understand why film aficionados the world over are eagerly awaiting a trip to the cinema to catch what could well be one of the films of the year and if you are yet to feel this particular pang of excitement for this thriller hopefully these below reasons can convince you otherwise.
Happy reading and happy watching – The Rover hits Australian screens on June 12th while America will follow the week after on June 20th.
1. Its David Michod’s first feature since Animal Kingdom’s runaway success:
Animal Kingdom was that rare Australian dramatic feature that transcended its roots in its native country and struck a chord overseas whether at Cannes or in the form of actress Jacki Weaver the Academy Awards. Behind the film’s success was David Michod, and while his endeavours following Animal Kingdom’s breakout may not have been so successful you get the feeling his been saving his best for a return behind the camera.
For more on David Michod read –
2. A rare chance to see Guy Pearce in a meaty Australian role:
Guy Pearce is undoubtedly a well-respected Australian actor who amongst a fair share of successes has also had a large portion of failures. Most failures for Pearce do not however stem from a case of bad acting and a chance to see Pearce tackle a heavy hitting and hopefully meaty role in The Rover should get Australian cinema fans to the multiplexes in droves and hopefully garners the actor some well-deserved and overdue kudos.
To see Pearce’s role in the Rover check this article and clip –
3. The Australian Locale:
Perhaps not seen on this large a scale since the original Mad Max it seems as though the Australian outback will play a pivotal part in the proceedings of The Rover. A harsh and unforgiving landscape the locale’s will also act as a whole different dimension to the picture and give the film a vibe that can’t be created with CGI trickery.
For more on the locations used in the Rover read –
4. Robert Pattinson might prove to all that he can in fact act:
Much maligned due to his association with a particular sparkly franchise, Rob Pattinson has in times past shown good skills in films such as Water for Elephants and Cosmopolis but still lacks some respect from the film world. The Rover looks to turn all this around with a character that should allow him to once and for all shun the unfair stigma heaped upon him.
For more on Pattinson in the film read –
5: The Cannes reviews:
You can’t argue with reviews. While some reviewers have slight issues from the film the overall consensus straight from Cannes is that this film is a unique and haunting journey to a dystopian future featuring some top notch acting turns and acts as further proof that Michod is a star director.
For critics thoughts on the film read –
How do you feel about The Rover? Will you be checking it out or are you not yet convinced? Let us know in the comments below!