Thursday, March 05, 2009

Australia

OUT OF AFRICA down under is how this one appeared to me without seeing it. I don't think I can take full blame as this was marketed as one of those epic love story bits of fluff with a war going on in the background. You know the type, love against all odds and then somebody gets snuffed out by the mean old world and we have to watch some grieving tit wail for the last half hour or what have you.
AUSTRALIA is NOT that film!
What we have here is a good old fashioned mish mash of the kind you would find back in the '40s and 50's...hell...maybe even the '60s which might be why the critics brutalized it so which is unfair. Baz Lurhman delivers one hell of a spectacle with this one and Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman are more than up to the task of following along. Usually when they throw a kid into the mix on a film like this I cringe but they give Brandon Walters such an interesting character to work with you can't help but love it. May be a bit long for somes liking but well worth seeing just to witness one of the greatest CGI action scene put on the big screen to date.

1 Comments:

Anonymous cj said...

i have yet to see this so i am not going to read what you have written yet. This is one movie that i wish i hadn't missed on the big screen. Nichole Kidman is one of my favorites.
Ill be back.

1:10 PM  

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