The two parties meet shortly after Rina returns home to be reunited with her family. Any fan of popular foreign cinema will have no troubles in recognizing him, Hemi Crane (Temuera Morrison of Once Were Warriors fame, admittedly for me it was his face rather than his name that 'clicked') is an author and professor of historical studies. A great choice for another strong lead character in a movie that sports a cast of relative unknowns. Hemi's wife is published and hosts her own cooking program, there are several disagreements throughout the film due in part to the fact that both parents want to be referred to as 'the' author/writer, the stacked boxes in the garage would attest to the fact that only one gets regularly published with any type of circulation.
Be careful young grasshopper, keep the spoilers to a minimum.
In the scenario that takes place there are a number of interesting interactions. For example, Hemi explains the reasoning behind his embracing of a new religion and even takes time to explain that (his) Maori roots come from Taiwanese origins (it's all in my new book he states) if only to gain trust from his captor (who may or may not be Taiwanese) but it's an interesting narrative nevertheless. It strangely reminded me of Dennis Hopper in True Romance informing Christopher Walken of the origins of his Sicilian roots (*Just an aside Feind believes this is the best scene in cinematic history hands down so watch it below. True Romance was written by Quentin Tarrantino so now you have to!), much to his growing annoyance and chagrin.
The final scene, IMO and only because of the way it was shot, was a mite predictable (especially if you've seen as many a genre film as I have). However with that being said it still managed to produce a smirk on this Scribblers mug. The movie concludes on a different note than I originally thought it might though doesn't at all detract from its overall unique brilliance.
Hopefully I haven't spoiled anything, as I had no wishes to. *It’s ruined, it’s all ruined! No point in watching now!! –fade to the sound of Feind weeping
Recommended for fans of comedic horror, or even fans of comedy films in general, this film will not disappoint (*Nope just your writing. HAHAHA), it has dark humor by the bucketful and boasts several scenes of impressive physical, rather than CGI, effects which although aren't too in your face are still very effective. *Pssst those are called “practical effects” Cult. - Feind
Danny has a few interesting credits on IMDb, immediatley my eyes focused in on one in particular, Meet the Feebles (1989). Danny co-wrote the movie and, this is news even to this Jackson fanboy, donned a costume, not just any costume but that of the main character herself, Heidi the Hippo. These two facts hint at the reason why FM is at times absurd, a tad zany and altogether, IMO, utterly enjoyable as the aforementioned movie, MtF.