Epic historical romance

2008-12-19 00:00

TWO new films open locally today — Make it Happen (Ster Kinekor and CineCentre) and Twilight (CineCentre). Disaster Movie and Body of Lies now come to Nu Metro. Australia is scheduled to open next week on December 24.

Twilight is directed by Catherine Hardwicke and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Nikki Reed. It is a tale of teen vampires based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel, which is apparently very popular in the United States. Bella Swan (Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother remarries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn’t expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Pattinson), a boy unlike any she’s ever met — unsurprisingly, because he’s a vampire. But Edward and his family are unique among vampires in their lifestyle choice — they don’t want to suck blood. Reviews have suggested that this may be a problem — the film is all a bit bloodless.

Darren Grant directs Make It Happen, a dance movie about a young girl who fails her audition for a school of dance and ends up in a job as a bookkeeper. But even here, she can make the moves and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Riley Smith and John Reardon.

Baz Luhrmann’s Australia has had some mixed reviews since it opened overseas. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and David Wenham and is a romantic action adventure, set in Australia on the brink of World War 2. In it, an English aristocrat meets a rough-hewn local and joins forces with him to save the land she has inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world’s most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbour. It has been accused of racial stereotyping, but this is going to be a film on the big scale. — Arts Editor.

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