In the last decade or so, Australia has not released many films with a sci-fi twist, everything on display either seems to be based on the country’s history, its criminal element or a hard-hitting emotionally crippling drama that leaves you in the foetal position for a good week after seeing the film. The only movie with a sci-fi twist (besides various straight-to-DVD horrors) that comes to memory is 2010’s Tomorrow, When the War Began based on a young adult series…
Spectacular motion-capture lead performances supported by some pretty decent human ones too bring this emotional, if tried, story about family and civil unrest to the screen with all the whizz-bang awesomeness you can expect from a movie depicting an ape on horse-back with a machine-gun shooting it one-handed in front of an exploding tram.
The only real disappointment here is the lack of mid-credit scene giving some clue to where this compelling universe will go next.
Edit: I also feel…
I saw this with four of my friends. One of them completely despised the film. He said he was bored through a lot of it and was majorly not impressed and even cringed through a lot of it. The other said he liked it but still didn't see how it was any better than Man of Steel which he also liked. The remaining three of us fucking loved it. There didn't even seem to be a huge logical reasoning for…