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Thursday, January 6, 2011

[7.00/10] Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)


Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

Brief review: Based on the John Marsden's novel of the same name, this nicely-crafted Aussie flick provides us with a highly-adventurous experience, filled with plenty of action, likable characters and many surprises along the way. "Tomorrow, When the War Began" is basically a 'war' movie, but the war itself is presented in a very, very different fashion, and though fictional, the story is utterly disturbing, even shocking at times. Plus, it has this comic book feel about it, that makes it even more enjoyable to watch. The cast of largely unknown young Aussie actors does a very good job overall. Caitlin Stasey's character, Ellie, is the center of attention and she turns in a very genuine and convincing performance. Stasey does manage to successfully carry almost the entire movie on her shoulders, and she deserves a kudos for that. The other actors also give solid performances, though their characters are pretty underwritten. Action-wise, there's nothing overdone about this movie, as the action sequences themselves are brilliantly-staged, thoroughly realistic and quite exciting to watch. The film also impresses with competent direction, excellent editing and some really striking scenery, especially the one from the "Hell" valley.

Overall summary: Action-packed, thrilling and hugely entertaining, "Tomorrow, When the War Began" is one of the better Aussie flicks of 2010, and almost like nothing you've seen before.

10 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

Sounds cool and intriguing.I'll have to add it to my list. Hope you are having a great day, my friend. :)

Nebular said...

Thanks, Melissa, I'm feeling great today :) Hope you have a marvellous day today as well.

If you want to see something different, than watch this film.

Vapor said...

Sounds like fun, Aussies are always worth watching.

Dempsey Sanders said...

certainly sounds different, I will see if they have this on netflix, thanks for the post

Nebular said...

Vapor, it's definitely fun! :) And Aussies are great - love their films and especially their accent :)

Nebular said...

Dempes, I'm already curious about your opinion on it. See it, if it's on NetFlix and let me knoe what you think. ;)

rahul said...

your reviews are so good , i actually use them to judge a movie , ether to watch them or not ..... keep up the good work .

Nebular said...

Rahul, really? :) Oh, thank you so much! I'm really flattered! I'm so happy when someone finds my reviews useful. Thanks, indeed!

Jaccstev said...

Have the links for this film but haven't managed to dl it yet. But according to your review it sound watchable and that convinced me to watch it.

Nebular said...

It was a very pleasant surprise, actually. You should give it a shot.