Tuesday, 29 March 2011
TOMORROW: WHEN THE WAR BEGAN
I have no idea how I missed this, but I now have a new found respect for Australian film. At one point all we used to see was rubbish soap operas and period movies about our friends "down under", but now we have a truly awesome action flick.
Synopsis: Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy.
Tomorrow: when the war began is based on a series of books by John Marsden and has been adapted into a movie. This movie was released last year in Australia, and was apparently their highest grossing movie in 2010. Yes, I'm sure that it was one of only a handful of movies released of the same genre, but It deserves praise for what It accomplishes with what I imagine was a relatively small budget compared to huge Hollywood movies.
Now there are a certain amount of people out there that have already commented that this is just a ripoff of the classic movie Red Dawn ( which is slated for a remake which should be hitting our cinema's soon ) but this movie stands on its own two feet as a great action movie. Whereas RED DAWN has loads of firefights and explosions, TWTWB builds the characters and setting a great deal more and gives you an almost instant liking for the characters and makes you care whether they actually live or die..........leading to one of the best final scenes of the movie ( watch it and you'll see!!)
This has a subtle blend of teenage humour, action, and even a little romance for the ladies....but in the end I was just left wanting more and more, and to see what the little band of warriors would do next. I'm just glad that this movie has hit the screens before the remake of RED DAWN otherwise it may have been overlooked as just another cash in on a big Hollywood movie.
DO NOT MISS OUT!!! This is hitting UK cinemas soon ( 8Th of APRIL ) and this is a surefire winner. And the sequel is already gearing up for shooting this year.....can't wait.
Check out the official website at: WWW.TWTWB.COM
IMDB TWTWB page: www.imdb.com/title/tt1456941/