Thursday, November 27, 2008

Beakerkin reviews Australia

Word to the Duck. My boycott of Hollywood did not last long due to altered priorities.

Films are best reviewed when not in the company of a romantic interest. However, I did manage to observe enough of the film to say it was a decent film. Nicole Kidman is a total bore who is wooden and not very interesting. Her alleged love scenes are a labor to watch.

The film is very good despite hackneyed writing. The Wizard of Oz references were corny and cliche. The film does a wonderful job displaying the landscape of Australia. The standard cliches about the all wise aborigine and the evil colonists are there. The film does touch on the terrible treatment of the mixed race children that ended in 1973.

This is not a classic film in any description. It does manage to be enjoyable in spite of itself.

The rest of the evening went well. The company was magnificent and I am a very lucky
person. If the right person talks then you need to listen.

1 comment:

Ducky's here said...

Yeah Nicole Kidman is a "no go".

For a different look you might try "Walkabout" or if you want a look at the cultural conflict "The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith".