Has its meritsOverall not bad. Shot well with nice art direction and costume. The biggest let down was casting, in particular Heath Franklin who while I'm sure is a capable actor didn't seem to fill the shoes of the lines he delivers in the film. I wanted someone bigger in personality and considering his character is on screen 80% of the film a wiser choice should have been made.
At the end of the day though a refreshing New Zealand film in terms of subject and taking opportunity of our literary past.