#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession – his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naïve young man along as his unwitting accomplice.
Plot: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
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An absorbing contemporary western
Screened out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival David Michôd’s second feature The Rover is not as fascinating as his Oscar nominated Animal Kingdom. Nevertheless it is an interesting picture and a respectable effort from the promising director.
The film opens to the Australian outback and says at the very beginning that it’s been ten years after the collapse. People have suffered an immense economic crisis which left them in the vacuum of authority, lawlessness and banditry. Every single being on screen is desperate. A robbery gone bloody wrong, three men run away from the scene of the crime leaving a wounded brother behind. As their car breaks down along the way they steal another. It belongs to Eric and he is madly determined to get it back. What makes it more interesting is Eric and Rey, the man the gang left behind, come across each other and build up bonds.
At one point of their wearing journey Rey says “Not everything has to be about something” This stuck with me throughout, I took it as a way of saying the contrary -everything has to be about something-. Michôd’s film works both as a post- apocalyptic nightmare and an absorbing contemporary western with something to say. Yes, the social commentary were a bit blatant at times (especially that talk between Eric and a soldier) but I like the whole aim of the film as to me it tried to look and find remnants of something human in its lost wanderers. Still though I find the finale to be infuriating, maybe that was the intention, but at least we get to learn why Eric is so inexorable about taking his car back. The reveal was heartbreaking and showed that one would still cling to love in the direst of circumstances.
As for Eric and Rey, I find their relationship intriguing. Eric is like the needed older brother, the father figure to Rey. Right after his singing “Don’t hate me cause I’m beautiful” in the car, Rey goes and sits next to Eric. And at that moment I felt Rey wanted to come closer but Eric prevented it saying “go to sleep”. I don’t know, there was something there and I liked it.
The film is beautiful to look at, it’s technically impressive and well directed. One should also mention the commendable work from its actors Pearce and Pattinson. Especially the latter who has never been better. While his face was distractingly over expressive on some occasions, Pattinson still gives a consistent performance as the half-witted Rey.
A very violent, dumb, and pointless movie riddled with logic disconnects!
YES, THERE ARE SPOILERS GALORE IN THIS REVIEW!
WARNING: THIS MOVIE HAS SERIOUS DWARF ABUSE!!! (You’ll have to watch the movie to see how)
Here’s a quick three-word summation of the movie & Pearce’s “performance”.
Movie: bleak- gritty- violent.
Pearce: grizzled- menacing – violent.
There’s a lot to find fault with in this movie.
Namely a very thin plot. Basically Pearce goes on a violent rampage to get his stolen car back. The reason: his beloved dog was in the trunk.
And this brings me to the stream of logic disconnects.
If Pearce’s character liked his dog so much then why would he leave him in his car trunk out in the broiling sun while he gets drunk in an outback bar?
Why would Pearce confront the three violent thugs on the open road about them stealing his car? Did they just expect them to hand his car back over?
You would think the dog would be howling while he’s in the trunk when Pearce confronts the thieves.
Of course Pearce gets knocked out. Then the thieves leave his vehicle unmolested and Pearce magically, almost instantaneously finds his truck keys that were thrown in the bush by the thieves.
Why would Pearce leave the revolver with the thief’s brother in the motel room? That is too big a risk to take.
When Pearce is at the outback hospital why did the nurse’s guard go straight up to two strange vehicles that drive up without warning? Didn’t he realize that in post-apoc Aussie-land everyone is a potential killer? Duh!!!!!!
And at the police station where the “kid” rescues Pearce. Why didn’t they take the guns off the dead cops and walk off with a truck load of free gas? I could go on but I’m tired of wasting keystrokes on a pointless movie.
I COULD HAVE WRITTEN A BETTER SCRIPT IN MY SLEEP!!!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director David Michôd
Writer David Michôd, David Michôd (based on a story by), Joel Edgerton (based on a story by)
Actors Guy Pearce, Chan Kien, Tek Kong Lim, Tawanda Manyimo
Country Australia, USA
Awards 3 wins & 19 nominations.
Production Company Porchlight Films, Lava Bear Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory DDP Studios, Melbourne, Australia (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema