'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' named film of the year

scandal 02/12/2016

A major UK mag, Empire Magazine, just named 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' the best film of 2016!

I mean, we're not that surprised tbh but holy sh*t this is still so cool. 

"To say that Hunt for the Wilderpeople was a surprise is perhaps overstating it. Anyone who'd seen director Waititi's vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows would know we were in for an Antipodean treat," says Empire.

"But the way it perfectly balances its elements - emotional without being overwrought, quirky without being twee, hilarious without losing touch of the story or characters - is an achievement that nobody saw coming.

"It's a small, charming, utterly delightful film, from a tiny island on the other side of the world, and it deserves to take the world by storm. We'd call it 'majestical', but as Ricky insists, that's not a word, so we'll have to settle for calling it the best film of 2016."

Waititi, who is currently finishing Thor: Ragnarok, tweeted a link to the article in his typical tongue-in-cheek nature.