I can honestly say that there is not a single plot point or character arc depicted here that I have not seen a thousand times before.
You are right about this tale being received differently because of its setting. A story about the resurrection of a tribal leader who rode to the island on the back of a whale could not exactly be repeated in Europe or America. Yeah, that tired old clicheTHAT is the reason why people love this movie. It's fascinating. The tribe and it's traditions versus the community is fascinating. The Whale Tooth that is thrown overboard to be received is not a meaningless plot device. It is essential to the plot and keeps in with its story.The acting is not amateurish. Amateurish in the way that it's not for the screen? Niki Caro does not need any visual flare for this movie. She has the whales, the New Zealand landscape, and Keisha Castle-Hughes. But hey blah blah cliche blah. seen it. boring, right?
Dec 17 - 07:52 AM
so do have you seen a young female desperate to win her grandfathers heart risk her love to prove her leadership skills by ridng a whale out to sea????
May 9 - 04:35 PM
I can honestly say that there is not a single word or sentence depicted here that I have not seen a thousand times before. Worst review ever.
Jul 26 - 01:14 AM