This movie had not been advertised a lot when it came out, in fact the first I heard of it was when the young star of the movie was up for the academy award for best actress. I can't say it was one of my favorites, but I will say the story was good, the acting even better, and of course the whales, outstanding!

The scene that I thought was impressive was the men from the town dressed in their traditional tribal costume for battle and did a demonstration of how they face down an enemy. It really was a cool thing to see. I would say this near miss movie turned out to be a hit, if you give it a chance.