Let's share some tidbits about The Rover on #Movie Maniac:
Several of my friends and I were chatting about upcoming films and we mentioned this one. The Rover caught our eyes when we saw the movie trailer, mostly because we like actor Guy Pearce. We went on to mention several of his films we'd seen and commented, "Oh, he's so good in that." "...and that." LOL
Handsome and I go to a movie almost every weekend, and I mentioned wanting to see this one, saying our paper, which rarely gives a good rating to any movie, had given it a B+. He asked what it was about and I just said, "Guy Pearce is in it." That made it good enough.
The Rover is a 2014 Australian futuristic western that takes place in the Australian outback, ten years after a global economic collapse. The film features Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, and Scoot McNairy. The director co-authored the film with actor Joel Edgerton (Kinky Boots).
Handsome didn't like it at all. Neither did a friend. BUT I did. I didn't like the blood splatter. And I've mentioned before in talking about movies how I don't like gratuitous blood splatter. I've thought about this movie a lot.
Guy Pearce's car is stolen and he wants it back--BAD. He joins forces with the thief's brother, played very well by Robert Pattinson, to get it. I guessed why and maybe that's because of the writer in me. Handsome and my friend were quite surprised at the ending.
In an interview with Mr. Pearce, Mr. Pattinson, and the director, the interviewer said he had always wanted to go to Australia, but after seeing this film????? LOL. Well, every town has trashed out areas, IMHO.
FMI: The Rover