The World's Fastest Indian at Reading Cinema, Wellington

In many ways, The World’s Fastest Indian was a very good film, but I didn’t really enjoy it.

The performances were all great, with Anthony Hopkins being particularly strong. He was a great mix of innocence (or, at least, lack of worldly smarts) and passion and determination.

The problem, for me, was the storyline. Of course, I knew that in the end he was going to get his bike to Bonneville, and he was going to set a land-speed world record – I had even been told beforehand that his record still stands today. But there were so many times in the story that things nearly went gone catastrophically wrong that I spent the whole time worrying about what could have happened, rather than enjoying what was actually going on.

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