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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:29 AM
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Ned Kelly on IMDb

hey guys. You can watch Ned Kelly in full through IMDb.
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http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi1041826329/

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Old September 10th, 2009, 07:45 AM
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WOW! the whole film...thats fabulous. Sort of surprising in a way. Given their review and the sheer number of films there are 'out there'. Some controversial opinions! *holds Luna back*
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Based on the famous novel 'Our Sunshine', 'Ned Kelly' is a watchable film. The problem is the way the story is told. There have been quite a number of films based on heroic legends. Sadly, this one is no different and almost every moment of it is downright predictable.

The strength lies in the portrayal of the characters. Kelly and his gang are portrayed as human beings rather than the typical ruthless heroes suffering from affective flattening. On the other hand, the screenplay is so fast paced that one wonders whether Jordan really rushed through it as 'Ned Kelly' certainly would have benefited more if the script was better developed (e.g. Julia Cook could have used more scenes). As a result the film looks more like a brief summary of Kelly's life. We don't even see the trial and execution of Ned Kelly.

In the technical department, the cinematography, background score and beautiful locations deserve mention as they certainly add to the film's quality. There are some beautiful shots of the Australian landscape and the set design and few songs do give a feel of the time.

Heath Ledger is adequate in the title role but it is Orlando Bloom who steals the show. The guy seems to be in complete form (unlike his awkward presence in films like 'Kingdom of Heaven') and does full justice to the part. Naomi Watts shines in a small role. Geoffrey Rush deserved a better part but the actor nonetheless stands out. Most of the supporting cast do well. However, some of the villainous corrupt cops come across as caricatures.

Finally, Jordan's 'Ned Kelly' just doesn't do full justice in portraying Kelly's life. It ends up being a clichéd film and a mere summary of the legend. If one has nothing else to do, they might want to check 'Ned Kelly' out just to kill time but if one wants to learn about the legend, then this isn't the best source.
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If one has nothing else to do, they might want to check 'Ned Kelly'
Clearly I am in need of a hobby...hehehe

I must admit I RAN over there to see if there were any extra bits- you know some things from the editing room floor, but is the film and the trailers But still thats great! Thanks for the heads up shenanyginz x
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Old September 10th, 2009, 07:52 AM
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Forever hopeful, huh Nuit?

Thanks shenanyginz. Good to know it's out there, although I still prefer my nice big tv screen...

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if one wants to learn about the legend, then this isn't the best source
Now that is definitely true! The film is a good starting point though, get Ian Jones' books next and go from there...

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Old September 10th, 2009, 08:35 AM
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I am Gem...one day eh? I always live in hope ;P

Damn - the film won't play anyhow- is the wrong region (how that matters on the internet I am not sure) Ahwell. sigh
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(unlike his awkward presence in films like 'Kingdom of Heaven')
WHAT THE F... *wrenches free of Nuit's surprisingly strong grip*

why I ought'a....lemme at him.... *snarl*



How can he get it so right re: Joe and so incredibly WRONG about Balian - PILLOCK!
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*brings in a calming chai for Luna* There there, take a deep breath, relax...

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Trying...thanks Gem (but really! Grrrr)
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Won't let me watch this one either.....*cuddles with movie case* Glad that I already have it.
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Is a bit crazy isn't it- either is region 1 or 2, this is neither??
hehehehe kat I can just picture that! Stroking Joe...hey...

awwww... I had this all too clear image of you raging like Ned then Luna - when Aaron and Kate come to tell him Ma Quinn has been locked up. Joe has his hand to hold him back too.
I thought that might get your goat, they are not known for kindness towards Orlando over there, and NK certainly came in for some slating elsewhere too. Pffft
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Ah well I always did think Orlando stole the show, but I thought he was fantastic as Balian too *hugs Luna*
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