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Australian critics rather took against the film for the way it included every possible national stereotype, including kangaroos, billabongs, didgeridoos and Rolf Harris. [[Mark Kermode]] rather liked it though, preferring to see director Baz Luhrmann at least fail with so much ambition and such a determination to throw everything at the screen - like the country itself, the film is big, sprawling and easy to get lost in.
 
Australian critics rather took against the film for the way it included every possible national stereotype, including kangaroos, billabongs, didgeridoos and Rolf Harris. [[Mark Kermode]] rather liked it though, preferring to see director Baz Luhrmann at least fail with so much ambition and such a determination to throw everything at the screen - like the country itself, the film is big, sprawling and easy to get lost in.
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[[Jack Blackburn]] saw the film on Mark's recommendation and described it as "less than the sum of its parts - but when those parts are Huge Action's parts, what's the problem?"

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Baz Luhrmann's epic 2008 film, starring Huge Action and Nicole Kindling. Also referred to as "Titanic with kangaroos."

The phrase came from Nigel Floyd in response to seeing the trailer. Wittertainee Richard "Podcast Pom" in Sydney created both the Huge Action and Nicole Kindling names after seeing the same trailer.

Australian critics rather took against the film for the way it included every possible national stereotype, including kangaroos, billabongs, didgeridoos and Rolf Harris. Mark Kermode rather liked it though, preferring to see director Baz Luhrmann at least fail with so much ambition and such a determination to throw everything at the screen - like the country itself, the film is big, sprawling and easy to get lost in.

Jack Blackburn saw the film on Mark's recommendation and described it as "less than the sum of its parts - but when those parts are Huge Action's parts, what's the problem?"