It had SO MUCH potential. The director tried to make it so many things...and did not follow the K.I.S.S theory. Keep it Simple Stupid!
The story is about a British woman (Nicole Kidman) who "inherits" a cattle ranch in Australia and discovers her cattle is being stolen out from under her. She then hires Mr. Single hot guy (Hugh Jackman) to help her save the day. It's a story about a little aborigine boy who needs a family and a possible adoption. It's also a story about how the Japanese bombed their islands after having bombed our Pearl Harbor. (This was an interesting historical fact I did not even know and would have made a great movie.) If they had just stuck to one of the themes it may have helped. But to make matters worse, they also threw in a weird Wizard of Oz tie in which I didn't seem to get. . . WHY?
The final straw after seeing so many Wizard of Oz cliches throughout the flick was when dear Hugh utters "There's no place like it" after Nicole Kidman says we're home!
Didn't he think this was the worst line written for a movie EVER? What was Nicole Kidman thinking when she agreed to do this film? Did she read the script?
It was so bad in my opinion it gets the lowest popcorn rating I've given to date:
Why the half of a popcorn you ask? Well, Hugh Jackman is sweet eye candy!
Tell me what you thought of the movie, or any other film you've seen recently. And to any of you who really liked Australia, my apologies for tossing this one far far into the Australian outback...where it belongs. Maybe if I click my heels three times, it will get better.