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Princess Kaiulani
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on September 28, 2017
The historical aspects of this movie are fascinating. While I was watching I dove into Wikipedia to find out more about the end of the Hawaiian monarchy because the story is so compelling. Sadly, I found the Wikipedia page to be more interesting than the movie itself. The film, while lovingly produced chose to spend an excessive amount of time on the love story, which is the least interesting aspect of Kaiulani's life (in fact the romance featured in the film never even happened), instead of really focusing on what made her such a memorable character to begin with. The pacing of the movie is all over the place, and they set up a series of "speeches" for Kaiulani to deliver but I never felt the emotion or the passion behind them. The story itself is a powerful lesson in what happens when you interfere in other cultures and take something that doesn't belong to you, and overall the performances are fine but not especially memorable. I think the filmmakers also squandered an opportunity to showcase what actually happened to Kaiulani at the end of her short lived life, and the physical stress and sickness she endured trying to save the monarchy. It was a lost opportunity to really showcase a woman who drove herself to an early grave fighting for what she believed in. All in all, by no means a terrible movie, but really a lost opportunity to showcase a side of Hawaiian history that most people aren't familiar with.
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on October 11, 2017
Lovely movie about a strong woman. Quite touching, and very sad the way the people of Hawai'i have been treated. I highly recommend this movie, if nothing else to start an inkling of insight into Hawaiian history and the inspiring people who have done remarkable things for the good of their people (Ka'iulani's strong stand and those who supported her). The beautiful Q'orianka Kilcher does a fantastic job in portraying the poised, compassionate, strong, lovable woman who was Princess Ka'iulani.
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on April 13, 2015
This is an interesting tale based on real events in history. Its the history that US children aren't taught in school because it shines a less than perfect light on them. Yes, the US took over an entire country despite the fact that the occupants didn't want it to become a state. They tried it with the Philippines as well. If you're looking for an entertaining flick with adventure, this isn't for you. If you are interested in learning a truth or two about what should still be two nations today, this movie is enlightening and easy to watch.
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on January 1, 2017
Very thought provoking, and enjoyable
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on October 10, 2017
A nice movie about a subject that perhaps many people ignore.
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on July 31, 2017
love this movie!
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on July 27, 2017
Such a sad story
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on December 10, 2016
Great Product. Thank you.
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on July 4, 2017
Great story of Hawaii
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on June 29, 2014
Good film although there is a great amount of artistic license taken with the historical accuracy. For the most part, though, the film was enjoyable as art. There is one glaring inaccuracy that needs to be corrected, however. At the end is states that Kaiulani died after Hawaii was "annexed" by the US. There is no treaty of annexation as it was never ratified by the US Congress; Hawaii was invaded as a result of the Newlands Resolution and Hawaii has been illegally occupied ever since. Statehood is a lie if there is no treaty of annexation.
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