May 18, 2020
On the podcast this week, Steven and Sean are violently getting our treasured car back while talking about the post-apocalyptic David Michôd film, The Rover.
An announcement: Ahem. After seeing this movie, we’ll no longer be taking any criticisms of Robert Pattinson as a person or an actor. Well, assuming he doesn’t do anything crazy like star in another Twilight movie. That’s the only time we’ll accept that now. Otherwise, he’s one of the best.
Onward to the film! This gritty, sparse, powerful film. The Rover may be slow moving, but it’s not light on the action or the drama. It’s a moving story about a man and his search for... a car. Doesn’t get much more intense than that, friends.
Don’t worry, though, because we’re going to break down all the actual goodness in this film. From insane car crashes to intense gunfights to the tensest of interpersonal drama, this one has a whole lot going for it. This all includes a phenomenal pair of performances by Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. Plus, this is one of those films you can impress really your movie-loving friends with.
We loved the stark and grainy look of The Rover, which coupled very well with a heavy and perfect soundscape. It ticks all of our boxes.
(Recorded on April 1, 2020)
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