The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Weir's touristy vision is strictly from the outside looking in.
Its creepiness is undeniable, and it seems far less dated than many late 1970s films.
Startling and mesmerizing Australian film about aborigines, nature and dreamtime.
There's plenty of floods, thunderheads, cars submerged in water and heavy downpours to get yourself all wet on.
a unique film that bears the uneven, yet genuine, traces of a deeply felt work not entirely settled
Weir does a fine job of weaving real events with dream sequences, as well as capturing the aboriginal perspective.
An interesting mixture of dreams and reality, of occult Aborigine tribal rituals and of modern-day Sydney.
Similar to Weir's previous film, Picnic at Hanging Rock, but not as powerful
Peter Weir's, The Last Wave is filled with spiritual symbolism to demonstrate the tension between Australia's white man and the Aboriginal people. The film has a really chilly feeling, especially in the house. With a very eerie score and the feeling/reality of constantly being watched, much of the film can be unsettling with out a lot happening. The mystery actually has a lot of the same feel as Blue Velvet.
It's hard for me to say to much that's deep, because honestly I didn't really like it. Many scenes felt way to over extended, mainly the end scene in the tribal sacred site. I did see some biblical symbolism, mainly the scene where it appears that it's raining frogs outside, reminded me of Moses. While the film might make the Aboriginal people appear as some voo-doo multi-prophet worshipers, the majority in reality are Christian or have no religious affiliation. I understand that the film is shown a select few who still believe in sacristy and aboriginal spirituality, but this isn't consistent with reality.
A haunting character study about a pragmatic man who slowly becomes a believer the hard way. Engulfed by visions that connect him with the mysteries of the aboriginals and an apocalyptic prophecy. Not as well known as 'Picnic at hanging rock' but certainly better.
Eerie apocalyptic thriller based loosely on Aboriginal mythology and with a none too subtle commentary on man's treatment of the planet.
Weir's best film besides Fearless (no not the Jet Li movie).
Peter Weir is known for some excellent Hollywood commercial films such as Witness, The Year of Living Dangerously and Master and Commander, but earlier in his career he made more challenging films in his native Australia. The Last Wave gives a perspective on law we don't find in Hollywood films.
Richard Chamberlain gives a great performance as David Burton, a lawyer hired to defend a group of aborigines accused of murder and is drawn into a nightmarish world of customs and folklore, history and the supernatural.
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