“THE ROVER” TEASER TRAILER REVIEWS:
Michôd is finally back another thriller, The Rover, and it looks mighty impressive.
Up & Comers:
It’s just a teaser, mostly montages of starkly beautiful but disturbing imagery narrated by Pearce, but it looks fantastic.
The Film Stage:
While it thankfully doesn’t show off any plot, the enticing, dark imagery is enough to get us on board. A likely bet for Cannes ahead of a summer debut via A24 Films.
This teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much by way of plot, but there’s certainly a thick air of intensity surrounding the proceedings and Pearce appears to be giving a strong lead performance. Again, not particularly illuminating but this is definitely intriguing stuff.
Yes, it looks very much worthy of the man who created Animal Kingdom
Four long years have passed since David Michôd shook up the cinematic world with his nerve jangling gangland drama “Animal Kingdom,” but it looks the wait has been worth it. The director is back with “The Rover,” and judging by the first teaser trailer, he’ll once again be putting you on the edge of your seat.
Based on a story by Michôd and actor Joel Edgerton, in short, it looks like our instincts were right in ranking this so highly on our 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014.
Michôd, who directed the acclaimed film “Animal Kingdom,” shot “The Rover” in his native Australia, and the first trailer is filled with the kind of beautiful and stark imagery that would be at home in “The Road Warrior.” This one looks great.
Film School Rejects:
The teaser trailer for the film is a struck match. Angry and desperate, it’s an aggressive introduction to a world built by men who have nothing left to lose. Enjoy it, and ask Pearce nicely not to beat you to death next time you see him.
Wow. A24 has released the first must-watch teaser trailer for the gritty new crime film from Animal Kingdom director David Michôd, an Australia existential western titled The Rover starring both Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. This is one of those perfect teasers that shows just enough, but not too much, hinting at a rather brilliant “near future” action thriller about a loner in the Australian Outback who goes off to find his car after it’s stolen from him. This is one of the best teasers since Interstellar – give this one a watch right away.
I’m a big fan of David Michod (and interviewed him in 2010) and can’t wait to see what he’s cooking up with The Rover. There is an entrancing, mysterious vibe to this teaser and I’m excited to see what it’s all about.
David Michôd made a big impression with crime drama Animal Kingdom, and his follow-up, The Rover channels an even more intense setup.
Don’t go looking for anything in the way of plot, though, as this is much more of a mood piece. But what a mood!
The First Teaser For David Michod’s ‘The Rover’ Is Full Of Sweaty Gunfights Because Hell Yes!
We don’t envy the work Robert Pattinson has to do to shed the vampiric shadow the ‘Twilight’ franchise cast on his career, but the actor has done a remarkable job, so far. He’s being smart and working with visionary directors like David Cronenberg on ‘Cosmopolis‘ and David Michod (who directed the fantastic 2010 movie ‘Animal Kingdom’) on the upcoming film, ‘The Rover.’
Today, we have our first look at ‘The Rover’ trailer, which co-stars Guy Pearce (‘Iron Man 3‘) and looks like an impressive, intense thriller.
There’s something about the intensity of this trailer that gives, what amounts to a pretty simple premise, a lot of weight. In fact, the film has been compared to ‘Mad Max’ (Australian outback, dystopian future, cars, gangs, etc.), but Michod says to expect something even more menacing than that film. More menacing than ‘Mad Max’? OK, we’re sold.
Robert Pattinson is ready to get his “Mad Max” on with veteran Guy Pearce in the upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller ”The Rover,” from ”Animal Kingdom” director David Michôd.
A tense, atmospheric new teaser reveals the film’s futuristic Australian setting, where society has collapsed and guns, fists and cars seem to be the extent of social interaction.
“Animal Kingdom” was a masterpiece of tension, and Michod seems to be working much in the same vein here. The teaser offers gorgeous twilit widescreen vistas, some spooky piano music, a brief car chase and Pearce’s rich voiceover.
Flicks & Bits:
The slow-burn thriller…
Animal Kingdom was an incredible feature debut from David Michod in 2010, so it’s exciting to finally get a glimpse of his follow-up film. Judging by this first teaser trailer for The Rover, it’s just as dark, gritty and intense as his first.
There’s just brief flashes of scenes with a Pearce voice-over here, but what we do see looks really great.
These days post-apocalyptic films are nearly a dime a dozen. But none of those have the pedigree of The Rover, written and directed by David Michôd, the man behind 2010 crime drama Animal Kingdom.
Just some impressive visuals and Pearce and Pattinson as you’ve never seen them before.
The trailer doesn’t tell us much, but the look of the film and gravitas of actors are certainly intriguing. Michôd is filmmaker to keep an eye on and this sophomore effort has some huge potential.
Other than the style and tone of the film, you’re not going to get much in terms of plot from the trailer, but it’s enough to get me interested.
The film marks Pattinson’s first role since the conclusion of The Twilight Saga back in 2012, and we can’t wait to see him opposite Pearce in Michôd’s second feature. Pearce looks exceptional when you see him voicing the monologue voice-over, thoroughly convincing as a man who’s been alive for a decade after the collapse of society.
The trippy preview gives just a brief look at the bleak, bleak vision that is “The Rover.” The Australian of the crime drama resembles something closer to the “Mad Max” series than the modern world.
The project gained attention early on, not only because the world is so eager to see what Pattinson does with his post-”Twilight” career, but also because he’s continuing a streak of working with serious talent. As a follow up to Pattinson’s work with director David Cronenberg on “Cosmopolis,” “The Rover” features a few names that are sure to get film geeks’ hearts fluttering.
This is David Michôd’s follow-up to “Animal Kingdom,” the 2010 crime drama that helped launch the careers of Oscar nominee Jackie Weaver and Joel Edgerton, who also wrote the story for “The Rover.” If you haven’t seen “Animal Kingdom” yet, you really, really should. It’s very good and a great way to pass the time until “The Rover” hits theaters.
The Movie Pilot:
The Rover looks pretty damn good.
R.Pattz appears perpetually surprised—and equally terrified—in every shot whether he’s shooting at the bad guys, gazing intently at Guy Pearce or simply sitting pensively in a car before an action scene begins.
We should also note that there are shots of both Pattinson and Pearce shirtless, ensuring there still may be some eye candy in the gritty drama.
David’s Michod’s futuristic thriller, The Rover, finally has a teaser trailer and it looks to be an intense and violent thriller.
We know that Pearce is capable of holding his own n gritty crime thrillers like this. Just typing that gives me an itch to watch him in Memento, and soon. The biggest question mark is Pattinson, who is still looking for his niche in a post-Twilight universe. Nothing that he has done to date suggests he has the chops to blast his way through an Outback-set gangster picture. But Michod’s Animal Kingdom was SO good, I’m willing to bet he saw something in Pattinson that made him worth the roll fo the dice.