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Produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Animal Kingdom centers on teenager “J” Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of an overdose. As the second season opens, the Cody clan is back to their old ways and in the midst of a fun, high-adrenaline heist.  But when things don’t go as planned, the family dynamics become more fractured than ever as some members advocate for independence from Smurf. Adding fuel to the fire is an external threat from Smurf’s past that has come back to haunt her.

animalkingdoms2dvdStudio: Warner Brothers
Year: 2018
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Run time: 572 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 3 DVD
Region: 1

This show is both fun, dark and exiting. Yes the material is very similar to the original movie, but it’s not trying to be something different. The masses won’t watch the original movie because it’s Australian and too heavy. Haters are gonna hate, but I would urge them to remember that very little material is original out there. Nowadays almost everything is an adaptation. This the perfect adaptation for the mass market who simply don’t want to sit through one heavy, dark as hell feature, they want a recurring show, they want to get to know the characters.

If you liked Point Break or the original movie Animal Kingdom then you are going to love this wonderful theatre. Each character here represents something new, at least to me, and is truly impressive. The plot is diabolical yet plausible, the heists nail biting, the violence real, and the intrigue edge of your seat.

Movie Content: 9/10

Special Features

  • Dissecting Pope Featurette with Actor Shawn Hatosy and Producers
  • Deleted Scenes

Special Features: 6/10

The Final Word

The acting is especially superb, each actor having to deal with highly complex and difficult relationships and all pulling their weight. This is a great series, especially if you like Son’s of Anarchy.
Overall Rating: 9/10