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Directed By: Stuart Beattie
Starring: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Phobe Tonkin, Chris Pang

What It’s All About:
Seven friends who live in rural Australia go on a camping trip into a mountain nicknamed “Hell”. After seeing the sky filled with fighter planes they make the journey back into town to discover their families have deserted their homes. Soon enough they discover that their town has been invaded by a military force and their families are being held captive. It is up to them to free their families and take back their town.

The Final Verdict:
Based on the best selling novels by Australian author John Marsden, Stuart Beattie tries to bring the stories to life on the big screen but falls short. Protagonist Ellie simply fills in time with unnecessary dialogue that runs in a seemingly never ending circle, and her support cast are less than average, even for an Australian film. The action sequences are full on and create a sense of urgency but the movie seems to fall short of creating the same sense of wonder and panic that the source material. Okay for an Australian film but doesn’t hold a candle to anything on the world stage. Such a shame because Tomorrow When The War Began was such a perfect setting for a movie and unfortunately this movie just doesn’t do it justice.

2/5

Updated Format: Reborn Online

Hey Guys!

Turns out people are actually reading the blog so I’ve decided to do a few format changes.

Movie Bytes are short and direct movie reviews. I hate giving away crucial plot lines or delving too far into events that will spoil a movie goers experience, so I thought this was the best way for me to offer a critique on the latest and greatest films. I won’t just be doing new release films, as the weeks go on there will be a good mix of old and new, and I hope my reviews help you to decide if a movie is worth seeing or not.

Game Bytes are just like the Movie Byte reviews, short and direct analysis of a game without giving too much away. At the start of each review I will put a a link to a full, in-depth review for those of you who wish to delve into the nitty gritty of the latest and greatest games. Hopefully hosting both formats will keep many people interested 🙂

Hope you all like the new format and as always, feedback will be appreciated