tomorrow when the war began

TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN | @misssophiachase

“Caroline Forbes takes a post-graduation camping trip in the mountains with her friends only to return to nothing and no one. Can she find out what’s happened, especially with arrogant Klaus Mikaelson along for the journey?” (X)

The Tomorrow series by John Marsden deserves the Netflix treatment

The ABC show is fun, but feels too restrained. My hopes if a Netflix series happen are:

-Go all out on violence, the novels never held back and had it’s gruesome moments

-Focus only on the teenagers, no parents.

-Do not adapt The Ellie Chronicles, end it at Book 7

Phoebe Tonkin’s ABC | A for ACTRESS

It’s important for little girls to have characters to look up to, and also be entertained by the fantasy parts. There are a lot of not-so-good role models out there for younger kids, it’s good to have someone they can relate to on television.


“I didn’t tell Caitlin Stasey that Homer was gonna grab her here, so what you see when Deniz grabs Caitlin is all very natural. I thought it would be nice to get her reaction on screen. I think it sets up that Homer and Ellie have a platonic relationship, there’s nothing romantic here, which is very important.”

Stuart Beattie - Tomorrow, When The War Began Audio Commentary

Things I Learned from Tomorrow when the War Began
  • The title is very clever.
  • All Australians work on farms.
  • Aussies take dog deaths seriously.
  • When people are running away they are very herp derp and can run into a blunt object and start bleeding.
  • “What difference does a flag make?”
  • Stoners are people too.
  • THIS is basically Australian Red Dawn except better. (the original Red Dawn)
  • I will refer to the group as the kangaroos throughout the rest of this. 
  • You can have a Red Dawn esque movie without making it a political message *cough cold war cough*
  • Never let a stoner be left on watch.
  • If you do not have a girlfriend before the invasion you will after it.
  • Ellie is an absolutely amazing character.
  • Hell is a pretty nice place.
  • Back to Ellie… I mean this woman keeps the group together while her own psyche is crumbling.
  • The lawnmower scene goes up there with the Full Metal esque war fucks with your head kind of scenes.
  • The Kangaroos are a great group. 
  • They all are different cliches but the movie doesn’t play on it that much.
  • Take note Hollywood but the characters actually have D-E-V-E-L-O-P-E-M-E-N-T during this movie.
  • Who would have thought?
  • This is probably one of the hidden gems of Netflix and I fully recommend it.
  • oh, this was also a book and they made a joke about books always being better than the movie.
  • That gave this movie bonus points.