Kevin Reynolds, who directed Kevin Costner's revisionist ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, used Costner's backing to reinvent the lost culture of Easter Island, which the natives called Rapa Nui
, or "Navel of the World." This resulting adventure tale is lavishly mounted, visually
impressive, and so extravagantly ludicrous that its campy excesses almost seem intentional.
Jason Scott Lee plays Noro, an ecologically enlightened member of the Long Ears, Easter Island's elite tribe. The center of tribal life is an annual ritual race to retrieve the first egg from the offshore hatchery of sacred birds; the chief (Eru Potaka-Dewes) commands Noro to represent his ...