Ill admit I didnt realise the actual number of known movies Peter Weir has made or been involved in, I knew he directed Master and Comander (a very good underrated movie which sadly never seen a follow up), The Trueman Show but I forgot he also was invovled with Dead Poet’s Society, Mosquito Coast, Gallipoli, Witness and so its good to see the Australian director back at the top again.The Way Back does visually look amazing, very epic as it should as its a incredible story which will get itself an oscar nomination.
I’m a little confused as when the first trailer was released I did read several papers and websites which said you should avoid this but I cant see why, I do really like movies like this, as one of my favourite movies is Alive (based on the Argentian rugby team who crashed in the Andes and survived by eating the flesh from there dead teammates) and right away I can see similarties in regards to survival, extreme terrains & conditions.
The Way Back will be released in UK on December 29th (limited USA then full release January 21st, 2011).
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Synopsis: Chronicles the escape of a small group of multi-national prisoners from a Siberian gulag in 1940 and their epic life affirming journey over thousands of miles across five hostile countries.
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