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i love the tattooist, this has inspired me futher to become a tattoo artist and have decided to get a tattoo done using the tools within the film, in Samoan as inspired by Ami james. i think the film is great although im not religous or cultural i do believe the film has realy made me understand the culture behind it and other cultural beliefs behind the different types of
It uses every cliche in the book and tries so hard that it's becomes comical and hilarious. And yes, the American lead is really bad, but that adds to the enetrtainment. Truly one of the most entertaining... More films ever.Hide
After walking out of the New Plymouth cinima, almost everyone was talking about getting a tattoo or about the ones they already have, usually when i walk out of the cinima i hear almost... More nothing from the other viewers, but, when i came out from that movie i could hardly hear myself, hardly a bad word was spoken about it.
And not only is Jason Behr soft on the eyes, it is good seeing him rise up and do a film such as this, coming from his background of aliens and U.F.Os. Also it is good to see New Zealand, little New Zealand, rising up, from being such a small unknown country, to what we are now. So instead of making bad or doubtful comments about one of the handful of movies thatcome out of this country, why not be thankful, greatful and honered that such film came from here. Sure it may be no Lord of the Rings or King Kong, but what meaning or New Zealand tast did those movies have. And i am not downing or taking a stab at these critics it is there job, but there is much more to a film than its classification.Hide
If you have been thinking about seeing this film, dont let anyone tell you otherwise.
From my point of view...... this film captured me in its rich tast of New Zealand and Samoan culture and its strange but interesting story, a movie does not have to be scary to be good, nor does it have to meet others expectations. The director liked it and so do I.
Movies do not have to captivate everyone, so may like it some may not. But there is something in this story that captivated me... More and kept me from leaving for the bathroom.
All round, this movie is perfect for those who love a good interesting story, with spot on acting and girls if you dont like the movie, it was worth going for the spunky tattooistHide
I don't think you can really rate this film at all, I suppose the performances by the kiwi actors was the only good thing about it. It was a very demoralising and superficial interpretation of what the supernatural world of the Samoan really is, you can't interpret this visually nor can you write about it unless you tackle it direct. Anyway don't waste your money I say
I agree with the last guy, not scary at all - the filmakers wasted a really interesting premise with a wooden american actor and a lame ass execution. I know the director had an eye on the overseas market, but it will never make enough money here, to get an overseas release.
A cliche heavy screenplay - makes for a really boring ride. So don't get on it. Save your money for something else.
Not frightening and a screenplay straight out of screenwriting 101. This is what happens when you pander to overseas markets by using an American as your lead actor. Without the American character it might have made sense and the actor playing the lead was so dull it made it unbearable. Some really clumsy plot points and some potentially great moments (like the possession of the kid) were wasted. Could have used Samoan culture to frighten the bejesus out of us but instead it just made me yawn.