The King Is Dead!

2012

Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 5.6 10 578

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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 thebogofeternalstench 1 / 10

Tedious. Absolute rubbish

Luckily I torrented this god awful film so I didn't waste a cent of my hard earned cash.

A young couple move into a house somewhere in Australia (who cares where the film is so boring) and to one side they have a nice couple with a daughter, the father has a proper dodgy accent, sounds like French and English, you barely see the wife but their daughter befriends them and oh how nice they go to the trouble to make a little door in the fence for her, so she can pop on over and play, even tho all she has to do is walk about 5 yard round to the front door....on the other side is 'King'-a 60/70 something crack head/meth idiot who lets a load of yobs come over and drink, party, swear and cause a lot of racket.

The couple get robbed several times and the film just gets pathetic. After the police wont and lawyer wont do anything to help. the couple come up with their 1st plan to PAINT 'rip off drug dealing scum lives here' on Kings wall.....seriously....paint? Not SPRAY paint. Jesus Christ.

That fails because the paint isn't mixed. Unbelievable.

The next dumb idea is to plant some of their belonging inside Kings house while hes away but as they are doing it he comes home and they accidentally kill him.

This is where i switched the film off and completely lost interest. (I had been bored for a while anyway.)

Absolute rubbish.

The couple act like docile morons for the entire film up until that point. THey don't act like normal people at all.

Also, the picture is a load of rubbish...looks like it was shot with a DSLR camera with no colour grading.

Avoid this film as it will bore you to death.

Reviewed by JvH48 7 / 10

Entertaining unpredictable story about neighborly behavior, and taking action when police doesn't

I saw this film at the Ghent filmfestival 2012. The announcement text in the festival brochure sounded intriguing, and promised a series of surprising as well as disturbing turns of events. It worked out different from what I expected, but still surprising and disturbing alike.

Imagine a well-to-do couple buying a new house in what looks like a classy neighborhood. On one side a young couple with one little daughter, with whom they make friends easily, even to the extent that they make a small door in the fence to allow the kid walking in and out when she wants to.

On the other side is a house that looks disorderly, to say the least, inhabited by an antisocial man (called "King" for short) who receives even-so antisocial people on a daily (and even nightly) basis. Loud parties, drug deals, fights et cetera keep the newly moved couple from their badly needed sleep. They call the police from time to time when the noise from the neighbors borders on unbearable, as law abiding citizens should do, but it has no effect whatsoever. They approach the neighbor and try to reason with him, but his reaction shows a total lack of communication, and the dialog doesn't lead to anything useful. Some people tell them to stop bothering, and to buy earplugs to solve the problem.

You easily sympathize with the couple, while observing how desperation creeps up gradually. Finally they reach a point where they decide to take action. Their plan is to hide some of their silverware in the neighbor's house when he is away, and to call in the police. Their hope is that he gets arrested and disappears for some time. Being amateur burglars it proves not that easy for the faint of heart to break into someone else's house by night. Some hilarious scenes show how they eventually get in. For spoiler's sake this is as far as my synopsis goes. Expect the unexpected after that.

I very much like the way the couple is portrayed as proud house owners and their fruitless steps to deal with the nuisance their neighbors cause, initially by calling the police, later on by trying to reason with the neighbor. It all leads to more despair, thus needing desperate actions. You only can ponder how you would act yourself in such a situation. Hopefully it remains a thought experiment, to never come true in the real world.

All in all, this film can be considered quality entertainment. Do not try to think more of it. However, I found the final scenes a bit far fetched, more than necessary depending on caricatures. I had expected the scenario writers to get more out of the finale. But that is easy for me to say from my comfy chair. The rest of the scenario is well thought out, including the good versus bad neighbors contrast.

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.

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