Whale Rider- May 13th

Whale Rider (2002)
English- Family/Drama
Rated-  “PG-13”
Runtime 101 min.
dir. Niki Caro
 

<— The bottom of this cover kind of reminds me of those drink mixer things in the supermarket that say “There’s alcohol in it!”

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

Good writing and interesting characters combine to form a really strong, family-oriented drama.

Acting: 1.5/2

Pretty good performances all around, especially in the leads.  Rawiri Paratene is perfect in the role as the protagonist’s stubborn grandfather.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Beautiful sets that were all filmed on-location in New Zealand.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

The whales were good, but the soundtrack left something to be desired.

Misc: 1.5/2

Well put together, but lacking that last bit to make it great,

VERDICT: 7.5/10

Good for family viewing.

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