Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

PG-13 | 1h 29min | 2019 I’ve always thought Hawaii was a fascinating place, but by and large, it was glossed over in the history books presented by our American educational system. More recently, a friend of mine who is part Hawaiian and familiar with the culture, history, and traditions, enlightened me as to some of its tumultuous past, including the infamous forays into its environs by the British explorer, Captain James Cook, back in the 18th century. While I’ve tried to watch documentaries on old “Hawai’i,” I’ve found them to be about as dry and stale as one of those infamous college textbooks that used to bore me to death. Thanks to faith-based director, Timothy Chey, there’s a 2019 biographical film called “The Islands” that couples entertaining drama with some valuable nuggets of Hawaiian history—all tied up in a great-looking cinematic package with exceptional production values. The film begins …

Author: Ian Kane

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