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You can't really make a movie called Australia without casting Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, right? And Baz Luhrmann would know, being Australian himself. The trailer shows Kidman telling a story to a young Aboriginal boy, and that appears to be the story that the movie depicts: about fighting for land during World War II. You'd think that a movie called Australia by Luhrmann would allow Kidman and Jackman to speak in their native accents, right? Well, you'd only be half right, since Kidman apparently plays a British woman. The movie looks beautifully shot, and epic, and all of that. And it will surely make everyone want to go visit Australia's beautiful landscapes (everything looks good though Luhrmann's lens, after all). But the trailer doesn't give too much indication about what it actually is about, or who they're fighting off (is it an entire army? If so, they might not be up to that challenge), or how she and Jackman meet, or who the young Aboriginal boy is. I like when trailers are mysterious enough not to give the movie away, so good on 'em for that. But, then again, it should leave me with at least some idea what the film's about, shouldn't it? I guess not necessarily, if there's this much pretty (Jackman, Kidman, Australia, the lovely little boy) to draw us in.
You don't often see a foreign film with a cast like this: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman, David Strathairn, Norah Jones. But there are at least a handful of trailers for this movie, and none of them gives the slightest indication as to what the movie is about. Apparently, then, star power was enough for this studio to feel that it didn't have to show how any of these characters are connected to each other, or to any sort of general theme of the movie, or if the movie even has any sort of general theme. So, unless you're completely blinded by the star power of Norah Jones (and if you are...well, I can't help you), you shouldn't trust a movie whose producers put together this many trailers and can't make a single one of them make sense.-- DeAnn Welker
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