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Tomorrow When the War Began

Yesterday morning, when no rational adult without children would actually go to the movies at 10.30 in the morning, maelkann and I used our Gold Class tickets to see Tomorrow, When the War Began. C had bought the tickets on sale back in July and we'd laughed at how of course we'd be able to use them before they expired mid September and then somehow life got away from us. We needed to use them this weekend and C had been looking forward to this movie, so I agreed to come. Only to ask, on Friday night, after he had booked them, if this was a movie about war? And about apocalypse? Both of which are my big No I will not do genres. Poor C sighed and said yes and I should have mentioned that sooner.

But we tripped along yesterday morning anyway - they don't do breakfast at Gold Class so we ordered copious coffees and I pretended I was in the Mediterranean and ordered dips and turkish bread. 10 minutes into the movie, I leaned over and told maelkann that I loved this movie, it fits into a loophole! He shook his head and sighed, poor man. But yes! I did love this movie. I loved it all the way through. It does exactly what I was trying to do with Sprawl - offer strong specfic in an Australian setting and do so unapologetically and without cringe. This is Australian film back at its peak - the acting is fantastic, the filming is great, the soundtrack hits out of the park and the story is awesome. Most importantly, there are several female characters, a female protagonist, in fact, AND they do awesome things. Over and over! Whilst I dunno that I think the content is great for a youngish audience, the characterisation is outstanding and I loved that there was an array such that each character had strengths and weaknesses and each got to be heroic and flawed.

I hurrahed and gasped and thoroughly enjoyed my way through this movie. I highly recommend it. I'm going to go source me the books now too.

(also, I'm with the right guy since this is the kind of book he reads and enjoys).

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