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'''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3399916 The Deadlands]]''' is a 2014 New Zealander film directed by Toa Fraser. After his father and most of his tribe is killed by a warrior from a rival tribe, orphaned teenager Hongi (James Rolleston) travels to the barren Deadlands in search for a legendary Maori warrior (Lawrence Makaore) so that he can avenge his father's death.

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'''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3399916 The Deadlands]]''' ''The Deadlands'' is a 2014 New Zealander film directed by Toa Fraser. After his father and most of his tribe is killed by a warrior from a rival tribe, orphaned teenager Hongi (James Rolleston) travels to the barren Deadlands in search for a legendary Maori warrior (Lawrence Makaore) so that he can avenge his father's death.
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* NoNameGiven: Hongi's father, his grandmother, The Warrior, and Wirepa's father.

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* NoNameGiven: [[UnnamedParent Hongi's father, father]], his grandmother, The Warrior, and [[UnnamedParent Wirepa's father.father]].


* TheNameless: Hongi's father, his grandmother, The Warrior, and Wirepa's father.

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* TheNameless: NoNameGiven: Hongi's father, his grandmother, The Warrior, and Wirepa's father.


'''The Deadlands''' is a 2014 Kiwi film directed by Toa Fraser. After his father and most of his tribe is killed by a warrior from a rival tribe, orphaned teenager Hongi (James Rolleston) travels to the barren Deadlands in search for a legendary Maori warrior (Lawrence Makaore) so that he can avenge his father's death.

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'''The Deadlands''' '''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3399916 The Deadlands]]''' is a 2014 Kiwi New Zealander film directed by Toa Fraser. After his father and most of his tribe is killed by a warrior from a rival tribe, orphaned teenager Hongi (James Rolleston) travels to the barren Deadlands in search for a legendary Maori warrior (Lawrence Makaore) so that he can avenge his father's death.



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Every character is this in some way, true to the warrior culture of the Maori.
** The film itself is a deconstruction of warrior societies and the obligations they force on members. Wirepa is so eager to achieve glory in battle that he defiles the remains of his own ancestors to give him an excuse to make war on Hongi's tribe. Hongi's father is willing to sacrifice his own son to pay recompense for this perceived slight, and his death at Wirepa's hands spurs Hongi to kill Wirepa in turn. The Warrior speaks against this mindset, claiming that there is no such thing as honor in battle and that anyone who says otherwise is either a fool or trying to fool others. The cycle only ends when [[spoiler: Hongi spares Wirepa and sends him back to his village, preventing his next of kin from taking revenge.]]



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Every character is this in some way, true to the warrior culture of the Maori.
** The film itself is a deconstruction of warrior societies and the obligations they force on members. Wirepa is so eager to achieve glory in battle that he defiles the remains of his own ancestors to give him an excuse to make war on Hongi's tribe. Hongi's father is willing to sacrifice his own son to pay recompense for this perceived slight, and his death at Wirepa's hands spurs Hongi to kill Wirepa in turn. The Warrior speaks against this mindset, claiming that there is no such thing as honor in battle and that anyone who says otherwise is either a fool or trying to fool others. The cycle only ends when [[spoiler: Hongi spares Wirepa and sends him back to his village, preventing his next of kin from taking revenge.]]



* YouKilledMyFather: Main/ItsPersonal because Wirepa's betrayal of Hongi's tribe crossed the MoralEventHorizon.



IMDB article: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3399916/

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* YouKilledMyFather: Main/ItsPersonal because Wirepa's betrayal of Hongi's tribe crossed the MoralEventHorizon.



IMDB article: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3399916/
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[[caption-width-right:350: Where the warrior spirit was born.]]



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* TheObiWan: The FriendlyGhost of Hongi's grandmother continues to act as his SpiritAdvisor after her murder.


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* SpiritAdvisor: The FriendlyGhost of Hongi's grandmother continues to act as his mentor after her murder.


* ShoutOut: Hongi's demand of "blood for blood" is a reference to ''Utu'', a 1984 film with a similar plot concerning the Maori custom of taking gruesome revenge on a dead family member's behalf.

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* ShoutOut: Hongi's demand of "blood for blood" is a reference to ''Utu'', ''Film/{{Utu}}'', a 1984 film with a similar plot concerning the Maori custom of taking gruesome revenge on a dead family member's behalf.


* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Members of Wirepa's tribe are distinguished by their blue garments and matching haircuts.
* CoolSword: The Warrior wields a ''mere'' (a sword-like weapon carved from a piece of stone). Late in the movie Wirepa's men find some blades studded with shark teeth, which they use very effectively.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Members of Wirepa's tribe are distinguished by their blue green garments and matching haircuts.
* CoolSword: The Warrior wields a ''mere'' (a sword-like weapon (an edged club carved from a piece of jade stone). Late in the movie Wirepa's men find some blades studded with shark teeth, which they use very effectively.


* CoolSword: The Warrior carries a sword-like weapon carved from a piece of stone. Late in the movie Wirepa's men find some blades studded with shark teeth, which they use very effectively.

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* CoolSword: The Warrior carries wields a ''mere'' (a sword-like weapon carved from a piece of stone.stone). Late in the movie Wirepa's men find some blades studded with shark teeth, which they use very effectively.


* TheObiWan: The FriendlyGhost of Hongi's grandmother continues to act as his SpiritAdvisor after her murder

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* GlorySeeker: Wirepa's quest for glory is what drives him to attack Hongi's tribe in the first place, kicking off the plot.
* TheObiWan: The FriendlyGhost of Hongi's grandmother continues to act as his SpiritAdvisor after her murdermurder.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Every character is this in some way, true to the warrior culture of the Maori.
** The film itself is a deconstruction of warrior societies and the obligations they force on members. Wirepa is so eager to achieve glory in battle that he defiles the remains of his own ancestors to give him an excuse to make war on Hongi's tribe. Hongi's father is willing to sacrifice his own son to pay recompense for this perceived slight, and his death at Wirepa's hands spurs Hongi to kill Wirepa in turn. The Warrior speaks against this mindset, claiming that there is no such thing as honor in battle and that anyone who says otherwise is either a fool or trying to fool others. The cycle only ends when [[spoiler: Hongi spares Wirepa and sends him back to his village, preventing his next of kin from taking revenge.]]



* ShroudedInMyth: No one knows the true story of the Deadlands, with most believing that the tribe who lived there simply vanished one day and that the warrior who stalks the area is a vengeful spirit.

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* ShroudedInMyth: No one knows the true story of the Deadlands, with most believing that the tribe who lived there simply vanished one day and that the warrior who stalks the area is a vengeful spirit.spirit [[spoiler: turns out The Warrior is just a man, and the reason the tribe disappeared is because he killed them]].


* CoolOldGuy: Hongi's father, who cares for his family and tribe and tries to seek peace with Wirepa's tribe rather than start a war ([[ForgoneConclusion it doesn't work]]).

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* CoolOldGuy: Hongi's father, who cares for his family and tribe and tries to seek peace with Wirepa's tribe rather than start a war ([[ForgoneConclusion ([[ForegoneConclusion it doesn't work]]).


* DesignatedHer The Warrior is a violent, petty, misanthrope who eagerly kills most anyone he comes across. The only reason he could be called heroic at all is because he (begrudgingly) helps Hongi avenge his father's death.


* BadassNative: [[WorldOfBadass ''Everyone'']].

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* BadassNative: [[WorldOfBadass ''Everyone'']].''[[WorldOfBadass Everyone]]''.


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* MentorArchetype: Hongi gets three over the course of the film: [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest his father]], [[SpiritAdvisor his grandmother]], and [[CynicalMentor The Warrior]].

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