Reviewed by Kate Rodger
Tomorrow, when the war began" has a built-in audience given the popularity of the books... There could be more films to come if this one hits the box office bullseye.
Set in a small country town.. A group of Aussie teenagers heads to the back of beyond for a camping trip before school starts back up.
When they return, everything has changed. They find themselves at war with a ruthless invading army, and on their own, they must fight to survive.
This film certainly has the spit and polish of a real Hollywood number. The good looking cast should hit their teenage target market. I didn't completely buy the initial war premise, which impacted on my overall enjoyment throughout, and I found some of the dialogue unnatural and unrealistic.
But as a film made for it's teenage fans, it mostly succeeds.
Three and a half stars.
Tomorrow, When the War Began
:: Director: Stuart Beattie
:: Starring:Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Phoebe Tonkin, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Matthew Dale
:: Running Time: 105 minutes
:: Rating: M - Contains Violence, Offensive Language & Drug Use
:: Release Date: September 2, 2010
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