After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, Hongi, a Maori chieftain's teenage son, must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, Hongi's only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior, a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years. Written by GFC (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
DEADLANDS was a film directed by Toa Fraser, written by Glenn Standring, and produced by Matthew Metcalfe and Glenn Standring. I felt his was an interesting look into the lives of tribesmen from another land and within that story we were privy to the coming of age story of a young boy Hongi. As much as I would have wanted to like this film my unfamiliarity with this culture and it’s customs made it tough to understand what was happening and why. I felt it was entertaining nonetheless and give it 3 stars.