Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Australia Movie Review

Spectacular scenery, ravaging war, heartrending love story played by award winning actors/actress and directed by internationally-acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann. Welcome to Australia (the movie)!

Australia, the much-anticipated romantic action-adventure movie starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, it brings a touch of Hollywood to an often forgotten episode in Australia’s history. Australia for a real retro feel, like movies from 40’s and 50’s. The cinematic is really great you should not miss this if you are looking for great cinematic value in a movie. It tells the rich but short history of Australia as nation telling it with a timeless tale of love and hardship like only the Aussie outback can bring.
If you are looking for a hard-pack action movie or a giggle fun type of love story, the storyline of Australia will bore you to death. It is quite a tear-jerking movie with lots of history on the background.

Official Plot Synopsis:
A romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia prior to World War II, Australia centers on an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Hugh Jackman) to drive 2000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country’s most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. With his new film, Luhrmann is painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle.

As a fan of epic movies and brilliant cinematography, the trailer of the movies looks really good for me. Adding history to the beautiful love story and great scenes makes it even more appealing to me. I guess this movie is worthy of a great bunch of popcorns and movie time.

Cast (Lead stars only):

Hugh Jackman ... The Drover
Nicole Kidman ... Lady Sarah Ashley
David Wenham ... Neil Fletcher
Bryan Brown ... King Carney
Jack Thompson ... Kipling Flynn


DJ said...

Hi! Glad to hear a good early review for Australia! How do you think this will fair with the Academy members? And as far as acting awards, do you think Nic, Hugh, and Brandon will get any Oscar recognition?


Signed *completely jealous*

pedro said...

huwaw.. parang maganda ang plot ng movie ah.. maabangan nga ito :)

ADRIAN said...

have you really watched the movie? or just the trailer?