Saturday, 14 April 2012

River queen

Another movie about the Irish abroad this one involves the invasion of New Zealand and the Maori's defence of their land. An Irish woman gets caught up in the conflict and her son gets kidnapped. Like Ward's other films this one has stunning scenery, bad acting, continuous soundtrack music, and you end up looking at it rather than getting involved. Every scene has a moving camera and this gets tiresome. The first time the camera runs over a river it's impressive but by the tenth time they show this it gets boring. Lots of Irish music on the soundtrack and green tinting on screen. Useless fact: the Maoris doing the haka also appeared in the old Disney movie In search of the castaways.

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