#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Though recognized for heroism as a lad, Ned Kelly can not escape the stigma of being the eldest of a brood sired by a known criminal. In days when an arrest equaled guilt and a conviction, his unfair imprisonment for horse thievery puts him steadfast, in the eyes of Victorian police, on the wrong side of things for life. With a sister unable to dissuade the unwanted advances of Constable Fitzpatrick, Ned, his brother Dan, and friends Joe Byrne and Steve Hart soon find themselves labeled “an outlaw gang” by the less-than-honorable constable. It’s a designation they’re apt to live up to after Ned’s mother is unfairly arrested and sentenced to three years hard labor. In retaliation, the Kelly Gang strikes out against the oppressive Victorian government, with ultimately tragic results and passage into Australian folklore.
Plot: After getting threatened by Kelly’s friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from everyone who seeks them. Even if it means having his family arrested, the members of the Kelly Gang stay hidden and plan a way to get their names cleared.
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Straight-Forward Historical Narrative
“Ned Kelly” is a straight-forward re-telling of the legendary Australian who has a powerful symbolism as both an outlaw and a revolutionary.
It is not based on the award-winning novel by Peter Carey, “True History of the Ned Kelly Gang,” because the rights to that were taken by the Irish Neil Jordan to the consternation of nationalists who rallied around this adaptation of Robert Drewe’s “Our Sunshine.” But, oddly, though Drewe is listed as a co-producer, this chronological narrative by first-timer John M. McDonagh flattens out the power of the novella’s focus on the final three-days’ battle that’s as important to Australia as “Remember the Alamo!” is to Texans.
Director Gregor Jordan particularly undercuts the core of Kelly’s transformation in the public imagination from petty criminal to charismatic Robin Hood to uprising leader against injustice by barely letting Heath Ledger dictate a few lines of the so-called ‘Jerilderie Letter’ perhaps because it is the powerful centerpiece of the voice of the Carey book. Ledger’s basso voice-over connectors do resonate.
Jordan opts for portends of the key confrontation that will only be caught by those familiar with the legend — Kelly idly looking through an illustrated book about body armor, the loading up of the infamous train that will carry the police to the attack, and Geoffrey Rush replaying his Inspector Javert, but with only implications of a “Les Miserables” back story.
Jordan presides over an excellent recreation of the milieu of the time. There’s a strong visual evocation in the art and set direction of time, place, and geography, especially with Oliver Stapleton’s beautiful cinematography. The social class differences between descendants of POMmies (Prisoners of his Majesty) and their British overlords, are documented starkly, particularly in carrying over the Irish vs. British conflict to another continent (though the bland music score misses a real opportunity to illustrate that, with only a couple of traditional Celtic songs literally stuck in).
Non-Aussie Orlando Bloom makes quite a dashing Joe Byrne, Kelly’s best friend, attracting Rachel Griffiths in a somewhat silly cameo, and many other recognizable Australian actors pass through. Unfortunately, Naomi Watts and Ledger can be added to the lengthy list of real-life lovers who evince little reel chemistry — did that only work to our benefit for Bogart/Bacall and Tracy/Hepburn?
Not bad, but fails to grab
Having known nothing of the real story behind the famous Australian outlaw, I sat down to watch NED KELLY, ready to be informed and entertained. Well, I was informed, but entertained? Not particularly.
The problem with NED KELLY is that the story is slim, the characters frankly unappealing, and there isn’t really anyone to root for. Heath Ledger’s almost amateurish performance in the leading role makes it hard for the reader to warm to his character, and Orlando Bloom isn’t much better. Naomi Watts, as a token love interest, is even worse.
There are flashes of drama and some decent moments, not least that climax, but too much of the production is given over to ponderous soap opera instead of hard-hitting drama. In some places, NED KELLY has a TV movie-style atmosphere, playing it safe by staying superficial instead of getting to the nitty gritty of the characters and the situation.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Biography, Crime, History, Romance, Western
Director Gregor Jordan
Writer Robert Drewe (novel), John Michael McDonagh (screenplay)
Actors Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts
Country Australia, UK, USA, France
Awards 3 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Endymion Films Inc., WTA
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)