Movie : Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Captain Fantastic & Split


I've been watching a lot of movies while I was doing my works. Among all the movies I watched in January, here are some movies worth mention :


Captain Fantastic (2016) :

It is about a couple that chose to live in the wilderness and they raised their 6 children outside of the modern world. These children were home-schooled, trained to be fit, think critically and live independently among what's being naturally provided by the mother-nature. They need to plant their own veggies, pick chicken's egg in the morning, hunt for food in the forest, learn everything provided by their parents, find their own entertainment eg : play instrument for mini concert, and such.

Almost everything I ever wanted : except for the wilderness thing which I'm not so fond of. Well this movie show both pros and cons of wanting to live independently away from the modern world, of being too obsessive in trying to create what-so-called a 'better' live. 

It's an opinionated movie, in showing us the good and bad of both worlds.
I agree on some matters and I disagree on some others. Af and I both concluded that we need both world to live in. Not too obsessed with consumerism in this capitalist world and not too obsessed in trying to live outside of it too. 

Maybe for me, yes to :
  • country living outside of modern world,
  • fit and active lifestyle,
  • home-school and teach critical thinking,
  • healthy & organic foods,
  • buying only things needed 
  • it's okay to choose a different way of living
  • don't lie to children
But not so okay with :
  • Avoiding modern medical treatment
  • Not going to public school (this is where we learn to live with the people)
  • Thinking how other people choose to live is bad if it's different from us
I think what's important is balance.

But things I definitely agree on :

  • Stop eating unhealthy foods, 
  • stop buying things you don't actually need, 
  • the vast importance of read - learn and think.
Note : They used Sigur Rós songs for the soundtrack - even our song  And the director didn't produce so many works as well : Face/Off(1997), American Psycho (2000), and  The Aviator (2004). He has been away for awhile before coming up with Captain Fantastic.

Here, watch the trailer, tell me what you think ? :



and :
Hunt for Wilderpeople (2016)

It's about a problematic orphan city boy was being sent to his new foster parents, that lived far out-skirt of town. Halfway through the story, they were stranded in the wilderness. The town-folks and the people from the orphanage speculated that his foster father kidnapped him/the boy ran from his foster family- so the whole town went out to hunt them down. It is a fun-family movie with a bit of comedy even in such a gloomy topic. 

I really love the unique story-telling style, it reminds me so much of Wes Anderson. Taika Waititi is a New Zealand film director, actor and a comedian - so I've never seen his other works before. Plus it was innocently funny, in a very light way - not exaggerated like most comedy movies I avoid.

Note : Wilderpeople is a not even a word in the dictionary, he made it up - so cute.
And I found out that the director directs the upcoming one of the big movie franchise Thor : Ragnarok (2017). So I better suggest you guys to watch this one first.



and of course, the latest movie I watched at the cinema : Split (2016)

The movie is directed by the famous director M. Night Shyamalan - the one that created famous 'The Sixth Sense' (1999). Af likes the director (must-see movie) and I like the topic (Mental Illness - Multiple Personalities) so we went out to the cinema to watch the movie a week after it went out. But boy - it was quite hard to find the cinema that shows the movie at the right time and right place. I think it wasn't as commercialized as Resident Evil or other CNY movies.

Af taught me how to appreciate movie, not only about the story and the actor/actresses but along with the director, writer, cinematography, music, colour, shots and such. All the things that makes a movie complete. He really likes those things, so I'm learning a lot from him. 

I don't want to spoil too much of the movie, because it was pretty straight forward and easy to predict. Just watch :D


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Whole movie list I watched in January :
  • Hunt for Wilderpeople (2016) - Taika Waititi
  • Captain Fantastic (2016) directed by Matt Ross
  • Proof (2005) directed by John Madden
  • Interview with the Vampire (1994) directed by Neil Jordan
  • Split (2017) directed by M. Night Shyamalan
  • Good Will Hunting (1997) directed by Gus Van Sant
  • Ouija : Origin of Evil (2016) directed by Mike Flanagan
  • Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) directed by Anthony Minghella
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