Thursday, 30 January 2014

This is the film I am genuinely looking forward to more than any other in 2014

It's nearly three long years since Animal Kingdom, one of the best films of the last decade, blew my tiny mind and alerted me to the genius of writer / director David Michôd and his chums at Blue Tongue Films. Since then I've been frothing at the cock for Michôd's next film, The Rover, for which a teaser landed yesterday - exactly one year since principal photography began, if that means anything.

Animal Kingdom's brilliance means that The Rover is easily the film I'm looking forward to the most this year, and its absence from various high-profile "Ones To Watch In 2014" lists is baffling to say the least. Guy Pearce! Robert Pattinson! Er, Scoot McNairy! What's not to be stoked about?

Here's a synopsis:
"The Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future. Eric has left everything, everyone and every semblance of human kindness behind him. And then he has his last possession stolen by a gang of dangerous criminals. Eric sets off on a ruthless mission to track them down, forced along the way to enlist the help of Rey, the naïve and injured junior member of the gang, who was left behind in the bloody chaos of the gang's most recent robbery."
But what is Eric's mysterious last possession? Is it the Rover of the title? And is that his dog? His car? His replica inflatable henchman from surreal '60s TV series The Prisoner? Maybe the teaser will tell us.

Or maybe it won't. But the Facebook post which accompanies the teaser advises us to "Prepare for The Collapse." I have no idea what that means but I am so totally preparing for it. My Collapse preparation measures are being implemented as we speak. I ain't about to witness no Collapse without being fully ready for it, whatever the fuck it is. Bring it on.


  1. I don't like Robert Pattinson's nose one bit.

  2. When the Pattinson fans tear you limb from limb, don't come running to me.