Tuesday, March 10, 2009
3 3/4 Stars - Australia
I know this movie came out a few months ago, but Marcus and I watched it Monday night because it was finally in a Red Box! We had heard from many people that it was really good so we decided why not. We really had no idea going into it what it was about at all. I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised! It was a very well done movie, with beautiful cinematography, great acting, and a great story. It takes place during WWII and it depicts the "romance" of the Australian Outback, where cattlemen were king. It really has everything, love story, adventure, action, comedy, very heart warming moments, and some very heart wrenching moments, along with some very intense moments. It also depicts how unjustly the Aboriginal people were treated in Australia at the time. I thought that Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman were great in it. It does have some violence, but nothing overdone or out of place. It is during a war after all. We all know that I am sensitive to that kind of thing and I wasn't too bothered by it...but a little. It also is very clean..up until the end then they (of course) have to drop the f bomb (the only swear word in the entire movie!) and there is a brief love scene. It also is a very long movie, over two hours. All in all, I thought it was really good and would recommend it to all of you if you haven't seen it. If you have, I would like your opinion on it, also if you do end up watching it. Enjoy!