Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Australia", a Movie Review


Keep in mind that this review is written by me.... a 41 year old woman who has a bit of a crush.... ok, let's just call it what it is.... a MAMMOTH crush on Hugh Jackman.

OK, you ready?

The movie sucked. (Pardon the crass verbage I've used, but I had to get my point across...)

I'm sorry Hugh, if you're reading this.... but you just WEREN'T given much to work with, my darling...)

Now, there were some redeeming scenes (ie: in particular, the scene involving a shirtless Hugh Jackman at the campfire)... but truly the movie was:
1) far too long
2) poorly edited
3) the plot and multiple subplots didn't flow together... at all
4) there was ZERO chemistry between Kidman and Jackman... their love scenes had a very "forced" look and feel to them

...and on and on....

I really, really, REALLY wanted to like this movie, not only because I think Hugh is the bees knees, but because I've always wanted to go to Australia.

However, on a positive note, I did LOVE the little boy who played Nullah. He was absolutely radiant and magical. (And he's not even an actor.... just a local kid Baz Lurhman found who was a perfect fit for the role.) But really, other than Nullah.... and the aforementioned shirtless Hugh Jackman scene, it's just not worth the admission price.

Two thumbs down from me.

(But Hugh, I still swoon for you....) :-)

9 comments:

amanda said...

Oh, how disappointing!

karengberger said...

Thank you for honestly reviewing this. I had hoped to go see it on a date with Gregg, but think we'll give it a miss. (I agree with you that Mr. J is a dish, and the fact that he loves his wife makes him even sweeter...) God bless you!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Amanda,
I know.... I was very disappointed too.

Karen,
Yes, you are right.... Debra Lee Furness (sp?) is QUITE the lucky woman, isn't she?! :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

oh, too bad. I know you were looking forward to this one...I loathe paying for a movie only to be dissapointed.

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

That is disappointing! :-( I'm with you though, he is complete hotness and I love, love, love him. I'm a huge sci-fi fan, so I actually love him most as Wolverine in the X-Men movies.

dons_mind said...

i heard that the best part of that movie is the scenery....reckon that must be true...

ya know i heard that jackman guy is just a android......... ;)

lol lol

Pumpkin Delight said...

Stopped over from the Jason Show...
bummer that you didn't like it! I didn't want to see it, but actually enjoyed it. It was entertaining. Yes, he is a hunka, hunka man.

Smileygirl said...

Oh bummer! I had high hopes for this movie. Will wait til it comes out on DVD. Although it would be nice to see Hugh with his shirt off on the big screen. Decisions.

KingdomWriter said...

Honey, you can come to Australia anyway even if the movie sucked. And when you do, make sure you take a trip over to New Zealand, becasue we are waaay nicer here.
We may not have Mr J, but we have... well other things?