Passed ten years since global political and economic collapse. For these years the Australian remote place turned into a zone of absolute lawlessness where everyone does everything that will wish if it has a gun. Saw, what something badly lies? Take away to itself – nobody will dare to object. And visiting bandits with car of single Eric (Guy Pearce) who for a while glanced in a roadside tavern arrive. However the man appears not shy ten, and it follows bandits close, having taken with itself as mentally retarded Ray’s conductor (Robert Pattinson) – thrown on the road to die the younger brother of one of thieves.
After Guy Pearce acted at Misho in the drama «Under wolf laws», the director wrote the "Rover" scenario to continue work with a star
When you read in a synopsis of a picture of a word «the Australian heathlands», «the world after global collapse» and «the rigid thriller», at once you imagine a remake or a clone of «Mad Max» – the legendary fighter who made a star of Chalk of Gibson and generated two sequels and many imitations. However the director of "Rover" David Misho is not tired to emphasize in interview that his picture, despite coincidence of background to "Max", is removed in other genre and style. And it not frequent denial in similar cases obvious for legal reasons (if you recognize that you copy the master, if you please to pay to it for the rights!), and ascertaining of the objective fact. Yes, Eric and Max could be neighbors and even friends. But films about them so different that if you adore a cycle about Max, "Rover", quite possibly, it will not be pleasant to you.
Some supporting roles in the film were played by nonprofessional actors – picturesque inhabitants of heathlands of South Australia
Why? Because "Max" is a cycle of the fighters singing of violence and admiring of. Yes, films with Gibson describe the world after global crisis, and to them is what to tell about degradation of customs and about disintegration of the society which any more has not been held down by the state. But they are created not for the sake of philosophical and social calculations, and for the sake of pursuits, firefights and dizzy tricks. Especially it concerns "Max" which have been removed with repeatedly big budget the sequels, than was at a debut tape of a cycle.
On the contrary, in "Rover" an action scenes slightly, they last only a few seconds, and Misho does not savor in them not a uniform shot. Its film not how abruptly to drive on the thrown roads and перестреливаться with maniacs, and about that burned desert into which the cozy civilized country when in it everything died turns that before connected and united people. Thus "Rover" appears depressivny even John Hillkoat’s most gloomy "Road" where family relations, at least, were still live and strong. Misho’s picture begins with that the brother throws on the road of the brother, and reaches the culmination when the brother edifies the weapon on the brother. And for the film important that these brothers – not cunning schemers like participants of medieval dynastic wars, and the most ordinary men, one of which also mentally retarded, physically incapable on treachery and insidiousness (not too convincing, but also not a shameful role of former "sumerechnik" of Pattinson). If such people cannot keep together, what chances at all other, held down by less strong bonds?
Certainly, in someone else humanity glimmers. Eric appears not such ruthless son of a bitch as whom it appears at the beginning of a picture, and on the road heroes meet pair of the characters who yet have not caught thought «Now everyone for themselves!». But it is clear that it not sprouts of a new civilization, and convulsion old. And though Eric hard suffers a remorse, it does not prevent it to kill and steal. In effect, it is worse than those whom pursues, – and it becomes finally clear, when it becomes clear, why the car stolen at it is so expensive to Eric.