We Got This Covered
Unlikely adventures are a cornerstone of any nation’s cinematic storytelling, but Waititi finds a way to make Hunt For The Wilderpeople feel fresh, invigorated, and full of Kiwi livelihood. It’s an unexpectedly exciting tale ripe with new-school-meets-old-school laughs, set to a moody score influenced by synth-y 80s classics and native drum-beating alike. Sure, Waititi navigates an obvious fish-out-of-water arc, but Dennison plays Padawan to Uncle Hec’s Master in the most hilarious of ways. Come for the goofs, stay for Waititi’s beating tribal heart, and leave understanding why Batman’s latest New Zealand pitstop was bested by two lovable bushpeople.