Trailer Watch: Animal Kingdom warrants a look

Animal Kingdom will blow your head out with the footage. Don't stop to listen to Air Supply.


The film pulled all stops to secure recognition at the recent Sundance Film Festival. Animal Kingdom is a gangster film focusing on betrayal and morals seen through the interiors of houses and offices. The film has been pulling all the right signs for it to be something we cannot miss.

The footage is really crisp but there are several clichés which can be instantly seen in the film. There will be comparisons to American Film like Donnie Brasco. Sony Pictures is trying to get the crowds who sit with their TVs at home to watch this film. But a clever marketing strategy doesn’t really work for this films favor.

The film revolves around new comer James Frenchville who plays Josh, a teenager who goes to Melbourne to live with his uncles Baz and Darren after the death of his mother. His grandmother turns out to have a series hold on the family.

I think many people will fall for the look of the footage. But this will be too run of the mill to get a second viewing. But lack of viewing of gangster films like Prophet will be making this film look fresh.

We have got hold of an official synopsis as well.

Welcome to the jungle known as the Melbourne underworld. “Animal Kingdom” uses this edgy locale to unspool a gripping tale of survival and revenge.

Pope Cody (Mendelsohn), an armed robber on the run from a gang of renegade detectives, is in hiding, surrounded by his roughneck friends and family. Soon, Pope’s nephew, Joshua “J” Cody (Frecheville), arrives and moves in with his hitherto-estranged relatives. When tensions between the family and the police reach a bloody peak, “J” finds himself at the center of a cold-blooded revenge plot that turns the family upside down.

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John has a keen sense of what ticks in the world of film. He can also be seen in three distinct short film titled Woken Shell, The Tea Shop in the Moon and The Waiting. Cinema has been the basic diet he has been on for the last 10 years. His personality can be judged by the choices of his films.


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