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Tomorrow when the War Began (Stuart Beattie, 2010) based on the novel by John Marsden; Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis; action adventure war
There wasn’t much for me to like in the teenage fantasy Tomorrow when the War Began, this writer-now-director’s first film. I’m not sure whether incredible, implausible or unbelievable is the right word, so I’ll use them all. I didn’t like anything he wrote either, especially Australia (Baz Luhrmann, 2008).
A mix of a teen movie, fantasy adventure and action thriller, this is an impressive debut for Beattie, offering a natural opportunity for a sequel. Louise Keller, urbancinefile.
So while it doesn't all ring true, there are some tense highlights and great technical work, including Ben Nott's high class cinematography, while the crucial and spectacular explosion in the last third of the film will resonate with its target audience. Andrew L. Urban, urbancinefile.
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