Release Date: 28 September 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby
Taika Waititi has an uncanny instinct for what clicks with audiences across the ditch: his second feature Boy (2010) became the highest grossing New Zealand film off all time, and now he has trumped his own record with this irreverent action-comedy. And the blend of deadpan humour, quirky characters and slapstick action is sure to go down a treat with Aussie audiences as well. Young Julian Dennison displays comic timing way beyond his years as the teenage foster kid who ends up sparking a nationwide manhunt when he disappears into the bush with his grumpy guardian (Sam Neill, enjoying himself immensely). A zany family comedy that will appeal to the mischievous kid in everyone; let’s hope that Waititi can bring a similar verve and wit to the next Thor movie.