Watched Aug 07, 2012
Tomorrow, When the War Began is basically an Australian version of Red Dawn, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
The film revolves around a group of seven teenagers who go camping alone in the Australian outback one weekend. When they return, however, they discover that during the weekend Australia was invaded by an unnamed outside force, and they have to learn how to survive and fight against the enemy forces.
I really enjoyed this movie. While it is, as I stated before, essentially Australian Red Dawn, it's still an interesting premise, and a cool idea to see enacted in another country. The location also provides some really cool scenery during the camping portions.
The only major complaint I had was that they begin talking about fighting back-- And killing the enemy soldiers --as some huge moral dilemma, but that plot thread never gets any development until it's conclusion near the end of the film. It felt poorly thought through, and without any serious consideration, it's hard to understand why one of the characters would take such a passive stance, as the enemy forces repeatedly try, and nearly succeed, to kill them in horrible ways.
Overall though, the movies was an entertaining couple of hours, and I look forward to seeing more out of it.