A Far Off Place Reviews
If you are a Disney live-action film fan, you won't disappoint with it. It comes between the regular Disney films and Disney nature films. It sets in somewhere in the Namibia and takes us with to a great adventure which is more like a documentary film than a film with a story. Actually, there was a small story, mostly on the opening and the end part and the rest of the film was a foot journey like 'The Way Back'. Based on the book of the same name about a girl and a boy who team up with a bushman to cross the Kalahari desert after their family was attacked by the poachers.
I did not know anything about it, so I expected nothing. But I thought of 'The Gods Must be Crazy', since it is not a comedy, I prepared for something new. I really liked the film, but not that much. Spectacular African landscapes, and awesome performances by everyone. I would have loved it if a few more wild animals participated in it, after all African flavour means that's what we all anticipate, especially the children. So from that perspective, it is slightly a disappointment, but not much. Other than that it is a fine family film from a trusted production house.
It's not a complete family movie.. there is a bit of violence content included.
I liked the movie.. I didn't feel bored until end when Xhabbo and Nonnie started thumping their chest and heavy load of wind start blowing in desert. Little odd thing to watch.
Another thing that was little odd when Nonnie, Mopani and Harry alone go to Rickket's property in search of Ivory and the ran into Rickett alone. It's another odd thing. No other vehicle around or any of rickett's handsman around. Ending is little dull but rest of the movie is Good.
1. Reese Witherspoon's Performance
2. Storyline, Direction and Screenplay
1. Ending is little dull
2. Movie is little boring and slow in few parts.
1. End scene when Harry came back with Nonnie's birds is very good end.
2. A sequences between Nonnie and Harry are wonderful.
Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography are GOOD.
Dailogues are alright.
REESE WITHERSPOON steals the show completely. Wonderful acting in such young age in her early role. No wonder she is big hollywood star now.
ETHAN RANDALL as Harry done excellent job.
It's Family movie with Message about Illegal Animal Killing and wonderful performances by 2 young kids.
IT'S ONE TIME WORTH WATCH FAMILY-ADVENTURE MOVIE.