In a small Australian town, seven teenage friends go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they don't know is that their country is being invaded. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy.Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
During the garbage truck chase, many lights can be seen on in the windows of numerous businesses lining the streets, as well as various illuminated signs in the background of several shots, despite the fact that the power is supposed to be out in town, and that most of the invasion took place during the day when no lights would be on. See more »
We're not going to hold back. Recording it like this, it's um, it's so important to us. I guess it's our way of telling us that things matter. That we mean something. Maybe... some of the things we've done... The friends that we've lost, hopefully it all makes a difference somehow.
[regaining her composure]
There's only one way to do this. And that's to go back to where this all began.
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Good cast, visually stunning but often put focus on the wrong things
The cast is good enough and you can't complain about the visuals but the script is flawed, due to the makers eagerness into focusing on the teen- romance aspects of the movie instead of the survival aspect.
For instance there is a scene where the gang have a potentially lethal mission going on and 2 girls can't stop chatting about the boys they like, asking if this or that person is a good kisser etc.
And stuff like that happens throughout of the movie, so what everyone they know is either dead or prisoners of war does that really mean we can't go on a date right?
Yeah... But when it's not focused on that it's fairly entertaining.
The violence is very minimal which takes away a lot of the tension that could have been in the movie, okay it's aimed at teens but still war is never pretty.
There's also very little action for it to be listed as a action-movie and the poster makes it look like it's actionpacked as well but it's really not.
In the end of the movie which ends with a cliffhanger of sorts it's kind of obvious that it was always intended as a trilogy or something with this movie being the first part.
And it appears that the sequel is being made as we speak, I'd watch it but I hope they don't focus on too many love-triangles but of the actual war/survivor-story that time.
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