'Australia' Finds a Happy Ending

November 12, 2008

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Australia spoilers! Looks like Watchmen isn't the only film that's had its ending changed. According to The Guardian, when Baz Luhrmann's romantic epic Australia opens in two weeks, it may not have the original, heart-rending finale the director planned:

It seems the film's tragic ending proved a little too harrowing for Hollywood studio chiefs. After "intense" discussions with officials at 20th Century Fox, Luhrmann agreed to rewrite the final scenes to keep alive Kidman's love interest, played by Hugh Jackman.

The decision was made after negative responses to the movie's initial cut at test screenings.

One reviewer said: "There is no reason to kill off Wolvie [Jackman played Wolverine in the X-Men trilogy]."

Yeah, trust that reviewer. He knows what he's talking about. There's no reason Wolvie should be killed. Wolvie has a mutant healing factor and an adamantium skeleton, and he's awesome. You have to, like, decapitate him to stop his superhuman regeneration. Everyone knows that. Pull your head out, Luhrmann. And while you're at it, you should also listen to "Wolvie" guy's other suggestion that, "The Others should show her tits and it turns out she's Mystique and Wolvie has been doing her. What then, ya know?"

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