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Rapa Nui Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jason Scott Lee, Esai Morales, Sandrine Holt, Eru Potaka-Dewes,

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This story is set on Easter Island, among the people who built those giant heads. It seems the great chief believes that if they build enough giant heads, the gods will send a white canoe which will take them somewhere. Therefore, the high priest has the tribe of oppressed head carvers (short-ears) carve the biggest head ever. Meawhile, time is coming for the annual competition in which each tribe sends one man to swim to a small island and bring back a certain bird's egg to determine who will be chief. The chief's champion is in love with a girl from the short-ear tribe, who already has a short-ear suitor, who also used to be a friend of this guy. The short-ears are getting a bit upset at their situation, as they are being over-worked and under-fed, and demand to take part in the competition. Things come to a climactic head in the competition and everything falls apart, and this explains why there were no trees and no people on the island when it was discovered soon after by Europeans. Interesting mix of Asian, Pacific Islander, Australian Aborigine, and Latino actors is occassionally distracting, but the drama and scenery is effective enough to make it worth watching.
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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   power struggle between good/bad govt factions    -   deposing an evil leader Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   searching for treasure

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   athlete Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian Unusual characteristics    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   falling off Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   sail boat Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Pacific Island Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   eaten    -   crushed    -   impaled    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals)

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