Understanding Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider

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Paikea. Paikea took this as an omen and tried to prepare herself to become leader, even though her grandfather opposed. However something that sets the Whale Rider plot apart from Bend It Like Beckham was the heavy focus on the Maori culture. The Maori culture has a heavy influence in this story which also leads the Paikea into making the necessary decisions about her leadership. Although there were many contrasts, Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider shared many similarities between their individual plots. One similarity between plots was that both of the protagonists were very ambitious. In both films, both of the protagonists are very driven and determined to do what they think they are capable of doing. And in the end both Jess and…show more content…
Nevertheless evaluating movies on things such as plot, theme, and the protagonists’ moment of true exposure, opens the viewer up to many other reasons besides entertainment to watch movies. Works Cited Bend It Like Beckham. Dir. Gurinder Chadha. Perf. Parminder Nagra, Keira Knighley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan, Archie Panjabi. Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002. DVD Whale Rider. Dir. Niki Caro. Perf. Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton,Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa. Buena Vista International, 2002.

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