Saturday, November 6, 2010

141. November 4/5, 2010 - Princess Ka'iulani (2009)

This is the story of a Hawaiian princess who tries to save her kingdom from being overthrown by the US. It should be interesting, given the richness of traditional Hawaiian culture and the lush environment, but it suffers the curse of most biopics - there just isn't enough drama in Ka'iulani's life to make an interesting film. And what drama there is is downplayed and muted - the whole thing feels sluggish, like it's just woken up from a late afternoon nap. The most affecting part of the whole movie is the tagline at the end that explains what happened to the real Ka'iulani.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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