Saturday, January 25, 2014

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Action 2011)

This movie was OK but I personally didn't really like it. It was about the indigenous people of Taiwan and a mini-rebellion they started against Japan before WWII.

I found it boring even though it had all of the regular attributes of a war-related movie. It had a fixed set of primary characters and a lot of extras who shouldn't have been granted one-liners. Plot-wise, some peeps had internal struggles of identity while living under Japanese occupation and others were complacent with their situation and became turncoats in the end. In the middle you had all of the fighters who got erased but stood up to the man.

They told a story that could've taken up a little under 2 hours, but instead they made it into something that ate up a whole lot more time. Filming wasn't too professional either as it seemed to use a camera that was made in the early 90s. The only notable thing was the language used in the movie. It totally sounded Native American but all of the actors were Chinese or Japanese...pretty good skills to pull that off.
Rating - D