An Australian movie was quite refreshing to watch after all the ones from USA I usually watch. It was also nice to see that some of the former child stars from Australia actually became more than child stars in this movie. Even though it came out in 2010 it was almost better watching the movie a few years afterwards since a sequel is currently in production. Even though I suppose the novels are better I still watched the movie since I already have a big reading pile that I have to get through…
The movie is about a group of teenagers who goes out camping in the bush for a few days. When they return they see that a war has begun and after that we will see the characters trying to make the best out of the situation and survive.
The movie was quite average, it was still good but it could have been better. The actors did a good job most of the time and the visuals were fine. Quite a few explosions tough but it is a war so they were expected.
The plot was a bit slow in the beginning and I did not agree with the decisions that the characters made. In the end of the movie they decided to fight back and sure it made the movie fun to watch. But at the same time it felt a bit silly having a group of teens battling an army… It made the movie really unrealistic but at the same time the movie would have been extremely boring if the characters only focused on surviving and therefore I won’t complain about it too much.
In the end it was a good movie, it kept you interested but since I have seen many good movies recently it quickly faded into the background, but I will be nice today and hope that the sequel will be better. In my opinion the ending suggested that there is room for improvement. 7 / 10