Charlotte Lockton, a wealthy, upper class, English immigrant, chooses to forgo all of her home luxuries to find her kidnapped baby son. She navigates her way through the unruly and wild world of the gold rush in 1860's New Zealand, finding unlikely friendship amongst the hustlers, whores, Maori Warriors and Chinese Miners. But in the end, she must face the man who took the boy - and become the woman she never thought she'd be.Written by
Performed by Sony Music Recording Artist Stan Walker
Written by Stan Walker and Inoke Finau
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd / Control
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The first act is pretty good and succeeds in engaging the viewer. But as the plot unravels it gets harder to stay engaged as disbelief sets in. Several interesting plot points are introduced but never resolved.
The best part is the scenery, it is very beautiful to look at, with majestic mountains and rich flora. It is New Zealand after all. I kept looking for Frodo to pop in for a cameo.
The presentation of frontier life in the fringes of civilization was also interesting, and illustrated very well the randomness of death that could surprise even the seasoned and experienced,
Alice Eve does a great job with the starring part as the distraught mother, but as the story collapses there is not much she can do.
But the scenery and the dangers by themselves does not make a god movie. The last 30 minutes steadily go downhill until the weak ending.
Side note, a better movie with Alice Eve is Replica, with Keanu Reeves. That one is a 7.5 .
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