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Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)

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After many aborted attempts, Sean Campbell (Bruce Greenwood) has finally cleared his relentlessly busy schedule to take his son, Mac (Daniel Magder), on an oft-delayed trip to Disney World. Unfortunately, his bosses at Arctic Oil have other ideas. It seems that a helicopter carrying an extremely valuable drill bit has crashed into a remote Canadian lake and that Sean is the only person who can recover it. Mac, who believes his father places more importance on his work than on his son, is very unhappy about trading in Mickey and Goofy for a backwoods town with little to offer a young boy. Things change dramatically, however, when Mac not only hears tales of a mysterious lake monster named Mee-Shee but actually stumbles upon his hiding place in a secluded cavern. Mac is enormously excited, but none of the adults take him seriously. This includes his father, whose attempt to retrieve the equipment is being foiled by the evil Watkins (Charles Mesure) and his henchman, Mr. Snead (Joel Tobeck), who work for a rival oil company and will stop at nothing to retrieve the drill bit for themselves. Things don't look good for Sean on either a personal or professional level -- until Mee-Shee manages to change all that.

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Cast

Bruce Greenwood
as Sean Cambell
Daniel Magder
as Mac Cambell
Joel Tobeck
as Mr. Snead
Phyllida Law
as Mrs. Coogan
Rena Owen
as Norma
Joe Pingue
as Neilds
Jacinta Wawatai
as Pawnee Custer
Shane Rimmer
as Anderson
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Critic Reviews for Mee-Shee: The Water Giant

All Critics (3)

On the plus-side, kids aren't going to care enough about the quality of effects to enjoy Mee-Shee any less.

Full Review… | September 18, 2007

In this padded out family movie, even the scenes above the lake's surface feel a bit wet.

Full Review… | August 13, 2007

Essentially the Loch Ness story set in the wilds of Canada (but filmed in New Zealand), this is an enjoyable story about a boy on an adventure with his dad. It's nothing terribly original, but it's decently well-made.

Full Review… | August 10, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Mee-Shee: The Water Giant

This movie is cute, but a bit disappointing considering Jim Henson's Creature Shop was involved. The kids are adorable and the movie itself is fun, albeit a little overdone. It's a cute family film, just not one that's likely to move mountains.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

This is a pretty klutzy movie. There is a busy single parent, his ignored kid, the compulsory bad guy, the compulsory love interest, the compulsory native local, the compulsory Loch Ness-type monster which all gets wrapped up so everyone can go home happily ever after.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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My Kids Love It!! It is definitely for the 12 and unders, but my kids watch it over and over again....a good inexpensive rental movie for the family. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img]

Trish Edwards
Trish Edwards

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