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4.0 out of 5 stars
Real Stuff, 30 Aug. 2008
This is a cracking Australian Film set in PNG in the early days of the Pacific War. All that stands between Australia and the Japanese Army are a group of under-trained and under-equiped mates who were dock workers or rubber tappers. Based on true events but a fictional account "Kokoda" is one of the few films I have seen that give a real impression of the terrible jungle conditions and the cruel nature of the Imperial Japanese Army. Not every war film shows what its like to have Dysentery and still have to fight.
This film is not for the squemish and if you're expecting a "Ryan" type picture, its not.
But I liked it and what it tried to say. I think this will rank along side Peter Weir's Gallipoli as an iconic Aussie War movie.