The Melbourne Identity
Something is afoot in down under cinema, and it’s all on solid ground… solid ground that’s TOTALLYYY AWESOMES!!!! If you saw The Square, you’re already on this right track, and when you see (WHICH YOU WILL DOGNAMMI!!!) David Michôd‘s brilliant debut, Animal Kingdom, you’ll be on the fast track to this new era of Ozploitation (do yerself a flavor and rent the doc Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! about the old era). ANIMAL KINGDOM!!!!!!!!!!
So what’s it all about Aussie Mega shampoo? A family of thieves (Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford & Sullivan Stapleton) and their tough as nine inched nailed mum (Jacki Weaver), with the grossest mother-son kisses around, are keeping a low profile as the fuzz (Guy Pearce!!!!) are hot on their tail. Then their bashful cousin (James Frecheville) comes to live with em, after his mum dies, and shiz gets foreal as he gets in the way!!!!! Cops are gunned down, family members are too, and many webs be weaved before we find out who will be the last man standing when the dust settles. Yep, simple stuff, but it’s 109% tight tension that no knife could ever cut! ANIMAL KINGDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Animal Kingdom is king of the jungle and the limited release movie theaters it’s playing in
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…