I had high hopes of this flick as Australian creature features of thepast such as rogue and razorback were well constructed. This howeverfell dry and flat with scheduled cliché Aussie songs and slang sayings.The generic character stereotypes were spot on the money for this sortof movie however they were mostly all overacted and generallyunbelievable at best. as a fond fan of the horror genre this movieseemed to cross over to the action genre after approximately 50 minutesof boring character building. There were no scare scenes nor shockfactor moments. There were no real comedic moments which are usuallyfamiliar within Australian films however I did find myself having agiggle at the terrible creature effects and the unrealistic script. Theone star for this movie is attributed to the stunning Queenslandscenery and most of the outdoor backdrop shots. To conclude, this couldhave been an extended episode of home and away which may have had abetter reception among those viewers.
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Red Billabong (2016) 1080p
In the Australian Outback, two brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone or something from their worst ...
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In the Australian Outback, two brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone or something from their worst nightmares - But is it just - A story? A legend? A hoax? Or is it real?
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Reviewed bybilly-09432Vote: 1/10/10
I went in not knowing what to expect from another Aussie film, but leftvery surprised at story about two brothers and a big outback monster.
The cast were very good. I'm not a home and away fan, so never heard ofthe lead but the two male leads were excellent in capturing the Aussiespirit without making us look like cliché bogans. My favorites thoughwould have to be Anya and BJ. Ayna, played by a new comer, gets intojust as much of the action as the boys and that was really refreshingto see. BJ starts off really full on but becomes the the guy you can'thelp but like and laugh along with.
About half way through, the film really picks up and the last act ispretty full on. The creature design is great and they did a good jobwith infusing our history and culture into the story line.
I hope this becomes a franchise: there a lot of other Australian mythsout there.
This film is such a shame. It had everything going for it, decentproduction values, visually interesting and a unique idea. All of thisgets turned into a missed opportunity by a poorly executed script fullof cliques, casual misogyny and lazy dialogue.
The main problem is that main characters (the brother) are just boring.The film doesn't give you a single reason to like or care for them.They're not unlikable people but they're far from being interesting oremotionally engaging enough for you go on this journey with them. Norare they cool or charismatic enough for you to live a power fantasythrough them. On top of this, all the minor characters are totallyinterchangeable and forgettable (which the expectation of the goofygirl).
The main plot (until the monster plot takes over) is about the leadsworking out whether or not to sell their family farm. Something youdon't really want for a film that's touting it self as as 'the biggestAustralian action film of 2016'. I'm guessing they didn't catch theabsurdly silly 'Gods of Egypt'.
You would think that this plot would just be a mcguffin so a familydrama can unfold between the brothers but nope. And this's theproblem. Internally, you have no idea who the two leads or what theyreally want. Don't get me wrong, characters in these type of filmsneeds to be too deep but they do need some dept. Even Max is the 'lighton plot' 'Fury Road' had internal desires and motivations. I.e. testingif he could trust and connect with humans again. These characters arejust uninspiring cliques who spurt plot points until the monster turnsup.
The first two acts just have too many 'talking head' scenes that couldhave been edited right down. But in its defense, the third act ispretty good. It's where all the action, CG and set pieces are but bythe time it came around, I'd I'd stopped caring.
To be honest, the film really didn't bother me too much. We've all seenbad films. What inspired the review was the Q&A after the film in whichthe director spend the entire time attempting to humble brag about howgreat he and his film is. He used every opportunity to mention that itwas a "Good, fun action film" It's really not. It's a technicallysound, bloated film with a bad script.
It also made it perfectly clear he's an 'independent filmmaker and notHollywood". I think that was clear to everyone from all the actors from'Home and Away'.
And he really going to leave his mark on the Australian film industry;not with scripts like this he isn't.
The film fails at it's aspirations of being a light and fun popcornfilm. Everyone clearly has talent and were trying there best. It's notthe worst thing I've ever seen, but there are so many other greatAustralian genre film you really should be watching before this.