The latest Netflix movie Finding ‘Ohana tells the story of a quest to find a long-lost treasure. The film is directed by Jude Weng who beautifully blends both adventure and fantasy while connecting the audience with the Hawaiian heritage. The film is family-friendly and it gives us the flavor of other popular adventure films such as “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”, “Tomb Raider” and “The Goonies”.
The Story Of Finding ‘Ohana
The film centers around a 12-year-old girl Pilialoha “Pili” Kawena, who wins a competition and expects to go for a vacation in Catskills for a camp with the cash prize. But her dreams are shattered as her grandfather falls sick and is advised to have rest at home.
Pili finds a mysterious journal at grandfather Kimo’s art studio. The journal starts to glow as she opens it and Pili learns about a legendary hidden treasure of Peruvian from all the amazing sketches and notes written on the journal. Peruvian is a long lost pirate ship that is filled with precious stones, gems, and gold. Pili gets attracted to the enchanting idea of the lost treasure and decides to find it. Despite the warnings from her grandfather, Pili makes her own team for the adventure.
The narrative of Finding ‘Ohana is based on the Hawaiian culture. It beautifully depicts the cultural values along with the food habits and beautiful bonding of family and friends.
Finding ‘Ohana is a film that successfully grabs the attention of youngsters as they can easily relate with the characters and be a part of their venture. It is a great family film by Weng which involves the audience with its playful, tender story that puts much stress on the importance of friends and family in our life.
According to one review, the film gets a bit monotonous in its final act yet the adventure film is surely a refreshing treat for the audience.