26 November 2008


Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Written by: Stuart Beattie & Baz Luhrmann and Ronald Harwood & Richard Flanagan
Full credits from IMDb

Grade: 1/5

Youthenizing fusty genres — the Shakespeare adaptation, the Hollywood musical — is Baz Luhrmann’s stock in trade. His latest, Australia, which views his homeland through lenses more yahoo than serious, takes on two more: the outpost Western (with copious allusions to Shane, Ford, Hawks and Leone) and the historical epic (with its James Michener-esque title). But Luhrmann is no breather of new life, no reverent epigone. He’s a parodist — and this is his Epic Movie.

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