Sunday, February 20, 2011

Book to movie review: Tomorrow When the War Began



When Ellie and her friends return from an isolated weekend away, they find that their whole world has changed.  Australia has been invaded and everyone (including their families) are now prisoners of war held in cages at the local country showgrounds.  After the initial shock, the friends band together and decide to fight for a change at a free life.  These kids are no city slickers and soon they are giving the enemy little bee stings.

I just saw this movie this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I loved the characters and Ellie made a wonderful lead character, strong but also vulnerable.  The relationships developed sweetly and gave me a warm fuzzy feeling.  Hubby wasn’t too keen on all the dialogue but when the explosions begun, he was interested again. 

My favourite quote of the movie is when Ellie says “. . . the book is always better than the movie . . . ” – made me laugh out loud!

I recommend this movie to all!



  1. I'm so jealous! I'm sure it will be months and months before this movie reaches the states. I can't wait to see it!

  2. I really liked this movié as well, even if the characters were very different from how I had imagined them! I hope they're planning on filming the other books in the series as well!

  3. Whoa!!!! This one looks amazing!!!

    This is the first I am seeing it. Is this movie in the US that you know of?

    Wow. Thanks for sharing.

  4. First I have heard of this one Chrizette sure hope we get to see it in the US....

  5. I hadn't realised this was out already, although I'm not sure if it's showing in Pretoria yet anyway. I loved the books, I read the whole series in high school. It felt a tad repetitive by book 7, but up until then I didn't have any complaints. Highly recommended reads if you enjoy YA lit :)

  6. Confession time - I have not read any of the books yet :) I have them in my stash tho'.


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