22nd August, 2016
Ouch … !
How do you like that for size?
JUST as I’ve gotten to thinking I’m having a nice relaxing evening?
My guts start — mildly — twanging.
IBS. Don’t you just love it!
Although, to be frank … ? Maybe that cheeky chocolate bar wasn’t a sensible idea.
Not after sitting down for two hours.
Watching … Australiens … !
Right … now the guts have calmed down, a little?
I can tell you that I had tonight off: and JUST enough money left in my iTunes account to rent a film.
The film that caught my attention … ?
The Australian indie flick that is … Australiens.
The film opens, 17 years before today: showing us some young Brisbane residents arguing about the existence of aliens.
One of the youngsters, Andi, is awoken let that night: by a light shining through the bedroom window.
A light that turns out to be from … A UFO!
Only after the thing has stolen young Andi’s balloon, and flown off? Does young Andi decide yo tell people about her encounter: and the higher cognitive powers the aliens left her with.
Seventeen years later? Andi’s band are gigging all over pubs in Brisbane …
With Andi occasionally advertising the fact she’s an abductee.
Naturally, people assume she’s just a touch … touched …
Until … ? The aliens come back …
Did I enjoy this? Am I going to be given it a star from my now famous ratings?
Yes. Just the one: but that’s possibly doing Australiens down a little.
Australiens is done on a budget: and, arguably, could maybe have had a few bigger stars in it.
But, whilst low budget, Australiens does have some nice creature effects, and a cast who do a competent job: and who ALL have their tongues stuck firmly in their cheeks.
It’s cheap, but goes for — and, from me, got — laughs.
Don’t take Australiens seriously.
It’s not high art … but IS fun.
And worth a watch, for that.