Whale Rider

Whale Rider (2002) movie poster

(2002) dir. Niki Caro
viewed: 02/23/04

This film wasn’t great, but sort of cute and entertaining enough. The narrative was so obvious and predictable that my 2 year old son could probably see many of the plot turns coming a half an hour before they showed up, too. Okay, that’s a bit harsh. It’s a nice little film. Keisha Castle-Hughes got an Oscar nod just because she is so cute…okay, she’s okay in this film. But still, it doesn’t have so much going for it. I liked it better than other films that it reminded me of that I had seen recently, namely Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002). But obviously, I am a grouch and don’t like most things.

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