Monday, December 29, 2008

Australia (2008) - Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman

Cinema: GSC, One Utama (RM$40)

This epic is directed and written by Baz Luhrmann. ... Set in northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, when an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 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.

A relatively compact cast for such a "large" movie (Both in terms of the scenes as well as the 2hr 45mins duration), highlighting some of the most beautiful barren scenery in Australia, with a soundtrack to match ... Hugh Jackman (Drover Ray), Nicole Kidman (Lady Sarah Ashley) and Bryan Brown (King Carney).

Not your typical movie, with a slow and sometimes disjointed story-flow, but what made up for it was the filming ... such beauty, and simply perfect for the big screen. Pity about the Malaysian censorship cuts, grrrr!

1 comment:

gracetcp said...

I'm waiting for the dvd...the uncensored one of course