Media reactions to ‘The Rover’ trailer

Here are some media reactions to ‘The Rover’ trailer which has been released earlier today


Fear The Man With Nothing Left To Lose

Starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, The Rover is a twist on your standard post-apocalyptic story. It’s not set in some zombie or virus stricken world, it just takes place a decade after society as we know it has collapsed. It then follows a nomadic man (Pearce) who is seeking revenge on a gang of thieves who stole his car, and to get that revenge he’s willing to team up with one of their own (Pattinson).

As you can see from the below trailer, The Rover looks like a beautifully photographed, intense tale of one man who decides to say screw it all and chase down the men who took the one thing he had left. And if you’re the type who instantly dismisses Pattinson because of his Twilight days, this is further evidence as to why he shouldn’t simply be ignored. Check it out.

Read even more after the jump!


Michod sets The Rover is a post-apocalyptic society, where the normal rules of civilization have faded. It calls to mind the mise-en-scene of his native Aussie “brother” George Miller, and every time I see a car speeding along a desolate highway in the above Rover clip, it makes me think we’re going to see “Mad” Max join the fray.

Instead, we get Guy Pearce, playing a loner who is associated with an abandoned drifter (Robert Pattinson) after the man is left to die by his brother. The two embark on a mission to… well, we’re not l00% sure yet

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Set in the near-future, the “existential western” teams Guy Pearce with Robert Pattinson as they trek through the Australian desert to hunt down a gang of criminals who have stolen their car.
Considering this one is part of the Midnight Screenings section at Cannes, we imagine things will be getting fairly dark and that sort of dread is on full display here.

Fear the man with nothing left to lose. Wow – this is indeed a must watch. We featured the first riveting teaser in late January, but this time they show even more of the story without giving away anything, and damn, it looks incredible. From the emotion in Pearce’s eyes, to the bleakness of the world, this is one of my most anticipated to see this summer. Stop & watch now.


Director David Michôd’s breakout hit is one of the finest films of the past decade and anything he now does, we will be inevitably excited about. It also helps that a rather fantastic new trailer has just dropped for his follow-up film.

The Rover is a gritty post-apocalyptic thriller that stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and it’s just been announced as part of the Cannes line-up this year. The new trailer gives us a look at what we can expect and, like Animal Kingdom, we’re not expecting a happy ending…


Back in January, we brought you a teaser trailer for ‘The Rover‘, the follow-up film from ‘Animal Kingdom’ director David Michod. It looked great. Today, we’re back with the full trailer and news that, yes, it still looks great. So good, in fact, that it’s an official selection of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Also, it’s another impressive right turn from Pattinson, who continues to show he can do solid work that doesn’t involve playing an angsty vampire.

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Fear The Man With Nothing Left To Lose. So goes the tagline of David Michod’s “The Rover” starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, and yes, it looks pretty damn good.

Already showcasing his skill at capturing men pushed to the brink in “Animal Kingdom,” Michod’s latest takes it even further. Set ten years after the collapse of society, with the rule of law now tossed out the window, the story kicks off when Rey (Pattinson) is carjacked and left for dead, only to fall into an partnership with loner Eric (Pearce), who helps him track the down the gang of thieves. And the story, conceived by Michod and Joel Edgerton, looks like one packed with a grim sense of place and a palpable atmosphere of a post-apocalyptic world.