Thursday, October 9, 2008
Dir. Baz Luhrmann
Starring - Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown
Opens November 26, 2008
Australia is the long-awaited follow-up to Baz Luhrmann's 2001 spectacle Moulin Rouge!. At first I was a bit skeptical about this film. The original trailer bored me and really killed any excitement I had. But the new, more involved trailer kind of blew my mind. This movie may actually be a fantastic modern epic and from the looks of it, Kidman may have found the end to the long Oscar drought she has suffered since winning for The Hours nearly six years ago.
Luhrmann is a director who definitely knows how to visually dazzle, but will he succeed at carefully balancing the sentimentality of the romance with the grandness of the action, something he drew criticism for with Moulin Rouge? I'm hoping the answer is yes.
Check out the amazing new trailer...