Thursday, March 16, 2017

Band of Robbers (2015)

IMDb plot summary: Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are grown men, still searching for the hidden treasure that has eluded them since childhood.
Directed by Aaron Nee and Adam Nee. Starring Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Melissa Benoist.

This is a variation on the Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn story I've never seen before, and it's strangely charming. There's an almost cartoonish quality to the adventure, with Huck acting as a more grounded dose of reality. His and Becky's are the only actions that seem truly logical, and while that could be a flaw, it really helps to build the tone of this movie. The actors really help to sell the goofiness, and, as a whole, it works. It bears very little resemblance to most other adaptations of these stories, but it's entertaining.

3.5 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Band of Robbers > Candy
Band of Robbers > The Impossible
Band of Robbers < Benny & Joon
Band of Robbers < The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Band of Robbers > Borat
Band of Robbers < Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Band of Robbers < Mad Max: Fury Road
Band of Robbers > World War Z
Band of Robbers > Crossing Delancey
Band of Robbers < Notting Hill

Final spot: #600 out of 2592.

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