Sincere if ambling children’s adventure movie. The episodic structure of the film makes for good trailer cutting but robs momentum and ultimately payoff. There’s a bit of forced Wes Andersony whimsy but the lead kid is pretty awesome. Good characters. Decent silly movie.
D & W: TaikiaWaititi, More W: Barry Crump, P by: Lachlan Milne, E by: Tom Eagles, Yana Gorskaya, & Luke Haigh, M by: Lukasz Pawel Buda, Samuel Scott & Conrad Wedde, w/ Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Tiorere Ngatai-Melbourne, Oscar Knightley, Stan Walker, Mike Minogue, etc…101 min, New Zealand, 2016