The King Is Dead!


Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller


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Bojana Novakovic as Therese
Luke Ford as Shrek
Dan Wyllie as Max
Lani John Tupu as Boss Maori
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Carla Jo 8 / 10

Fun little flick

I can see The King is Dead becoming a cult classic, though it's not a blockbuster type movie. It's a quirky little film with the quiet kind of humor viewers can relate to, even though there's not much in the way of guffawing laughter. It was quite an experience watching the contrast between the warm relationship the couple developed with the good neighbors on the one side and the progressive descent into madness caused by the "interesting" neighbors on the other side. It's not a movie for everyone. It's got a little too slow at times. Honestly, I totally think the producers could have cut out at least 10 minutes from it. It's almost as if they were trying to meet some kind of maximum time limit. And, being the Lani John Tupu adoring fan that I am, I'd like to have had those 10 minutes given back to him.

Speaking of whom,I have to say, Australia and Hollywood are dropping the ball with Mr. Tupu. He is one incredibly fine actor with a wide diverse range and the added benefit of being so very easy to look at. Even his eyes speak volumes with genuine organic expression. Being also well suited for comedy, he stole the movie in the end. Without him, I doubt I would have liked it as much as do.

Reviewed by Jeff May 6 / 10

"Interesting" but lacking in some ways.

Often on the lookout for a good Aussie movie I couldn't pass by the opportunity to view this film having noticed it during the previews a couple of weeks ago. To most who have viewed it the 5.5 rating is quite understandable, it certainly isn't to all tastes. The language at times coming from the Bogan neighbours does tend to be a bit much after 90 minutes.If hearing the c--- word over and over bothers you then this may not be to your taste. If you grew up in Western Sydney you'll realise that this is way most of them talk. The 3 main Bogan characters are designed to be obnoxious and pull it off quite convincingly. However no self-respecting Bogan would reach adulthood without being covered in tattoos, otherwise quite realistic and with a combined IQ of about 40 to match! The yuppy couple, Max and Therese are also quite interesting though not as bright as you would think their professions warrant. Max is clearly someone who'll go to any lengths necessary to avoid conflict with anyone which puts him in quite a quandary what with his wife pushing him to confront their trashy neighbours. Like a lot of guys he's a big wuss at heart. So begins a series of badly thought out plots which never meet their objective i.e to get rid of the neighbours from hell. The plot is full of holes and stupidity reigns. Sometimes you wish you could knock Max and Theresa's heads together. Why didn't they at least have more than a cursory glance of what the house next door looked like before choosing to buy the place? I guess people have made the same mistake before but you can't help but think this couple bring most of their problems on themselves because of their stupidity. As for the couple on the other side, their roles were pointless, their characters superficial and as such somewhat peripheral overall(I still don't understand the garlic bit - was he trying to stop vampires moving in?). All up I found it was a movie I could sit through and even be entertained mainly by the interesting characters so long as I didn't sit there analysing it constantly. I'd say it's more a 6.1 than a 5.5 which I know is a bit generous but I do believing in encouraging the Austalian film industry which though they have produced some crap over the years, have on occasion come up with the odd gem. Sadly this is no gem.

Reviewed by John-lewin10 8 / 10

A better film than it is being given credit for

This film is about a lot more than just the neighbours. In fact it subtly and silently relies on that long running soap as a platform to explore a side of Australia that isn't cheesy at all. Where do all the schizoid, emotionally disabled ,morally destitute, drug addled violent detritus of the lucky country live and what can you do about it? Can you bear it to imagine being anywhere near them and how easy some homicidal programme based on eugenic principles might appeal to progressive middle class gentrifiers faced with horrific disturbance imposed on peace and quiet, let alone petty crime, helplessness and vicious anti social behavior are some of the questions carefully presented. The two tiered society and correlation between disadvantage and opportunity or lack of it and sanity will keep you thinking for a while if you pay attention. You get a little humor true but darkness is not at the edge of town it really is right there in front of you, it's not the Hells Angels but just the idea of the 1% ers being many more than that number and too stupid to leave everybody else out of it. And we all know about the houses with the broken windows long grass, tatts, rape, glassing, all night parties and rivers of beer between visits to that core institution Centrelink. The film will be weighed down by our deep seated fear of this disturbance, a creeping cancer of the dumb and dumber. A brave challenge. No Kylie

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