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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012)




Director:
Benh Zeitlin

Writer:
Benh Zeitlin
Lucy Alibar

Starring:
Quvenzhane Wallis
Dwight Henry
Levi Easterly and others

Beasts Of The Southern Wild is an imaginative movie from Zeitlin. Quvenzhane Wallis is sensational as Hushpuppy. The movie deals with the story of Bathtub whose existence is in jeopardy courtesy the building of a dam. The story is simple enough but the direction is somewhat distracting as the camera rarely focuses and is dealt with a wobbly hand. The climax sequence is lovely especially when ancient aurochs come and everyone runs away but through courage Hushpuppy ensures that they do not cause damage. A good one time watch, let down by its low production values and unconventional direction.

Pranit’s Rating: 6.5/10