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The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

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Film falls short of cinematic ‘Haven’

If you like blood, sex and money, “Haven” is perfect for you. Director Frank E. Flowers did a great job in confirming the renowned and relaxed atmosphere of the Cayman Islands.

The movie showed how the islands are not known for their salaries or business profits. The islands are a thriving offshore financial center.

I wonder who financed this movie – the Cayman Islands tourism department or a finance banker?

The director develops a beginning where people from this island live in perfect harmony. In the end, the director fails to deliver a good film, and its obvious after 10 minutes.

Orlando Bloom’s talent was a stand out in the movie because of the passion he embodies in the character he plays. A poor boy from the islands, he falls in love with Joy Bryant against the wishes of her father, which becomes the challenge for the two characters to overcome.

The main problem of the movie is the incorporation of a second plot. Bill Paxton plays an American executive who flees from federal prosecution in Miami with his daughter. The second plot is out of place and Paxton’s portrayal doesn’t deliver. The director should make another movie for the executive and his daughter because the stories are so unrelated that they do not mix well.

The same racial problem at the beginning of the movie shows up when the director tries to make the Cayman Islands a place where people can live together in perfect harmony even if they from different culture.

In this big journey characters’ lives intersect and truths are exposed which cause a chain reaction of violence that will test if love can survive the fall of haven.

We must give credit to the director when an English boy is written into the story to fall in love with Bloom’s character. The scene flows naturally and is very different from the rest of the movie, where a great many scenes break down and become artificial.

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