Director: Taika Waititi. Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata. 101 min. Rated PG-13. New Zealand. Comedy/Adventure.
New Zealand comedy. You'd never think it's an entity ... but it is! Housebound, What We Do in the Shadows, and now this, all make brilliant use of witty dialogue, employ the most simple story-telling techniques, and convey a smile even during tragic moments. And to deliver such a feeling, who better than a chubby 9-year-old boy, and a gruff old Sam Neil? Add to the concoction the most hilarious movie references you can ever recall, and you have a film sure to be watched again with friends in a near future.