Terrible waste of time. This film is a combination of boring and corny, topped with overwrought CGI and bottom-rung acting. No direction. Too long. Noticeable editing errors. WB/DC should be ashamed to put this product out. I thought the first WW film was at least fun to watch, for a comic book film. I don't know what happened with this follow-up, but please don't do it again.
A first-rate, honest, moving, sparse, and devastating movie. Hillcoat's direction was tight and well-paced. Cinematography was gorgeous, especially handling the symbolism and evanescent beauty of the sunsets. Winstone, Pearce, and Huston were remarkable. All 3 avoided the clichés usually associated with their character types. Emily Watson's talents were mostly wasted, except for the scene where she tells about her dream of the ghost baby. I also loved John Hurt in his short but effective time on screen.
The most memorable aspect of the film for me was the focus on the brother's relationships and the impossible task given to Pearce's character. The second aspect was the comparison of the treatment of the Aboriginals in the Outback with the treatment of the American Indians in the West.
I didn't know Nick Cave could write screenplays, although I am not surprised. Bravo.
On the down side, the graphic gore was over the top and dragged down the movie. I also wanted to know the back story on the brothers. Why did they become outlaws?
Excellent addition to the post-apocalypse genre while still managing to avoid most of the genre's clichés. Good action, funny, sad, great acting, wonderful dialog, smart direction, and clever use of CGI. The movie has heart, which is rare these days. I was especially moved by the damaged robot and the super smart dog.
See this movie.
This film tried hard but the result was a confusing mess. I like SciFi but this movie was so convoluted that in the end I didn't care what happened. I just wanted it to be over with. The plot was messy, too much CGI, direction was sometimes nonexistent, never-ending fight & chase scenes, and the acting was a mixed bag.
Don't waste your time or money on this film. It is a headache-inducing mess.