The only thing I remember about this film is that Sandrine Holt was beautiful and unclad, but Johnny Moronic covered the film in extreme depth, like minute-by-minute extreme.
I did review the film decades ago.
The good news: it was actually filmed on Easter Island, giving you an opportunity to see what few outsiders have seen.
The bad news: it was actually filmed on Easter Island, which has no local support staff suitable for a film project, and can’t even provide food and shelter for the professionals you have to fly in. As shown in the “making of” special feature on the DVD, even the weather on Easter Island is unpleasant. This is not Hawaii. The people who wore skimpy native garb while on camera were wearing winter coats when the cameras were off!
Roger Ebert wrote a very entertaining review. You might expect that my review would be about nudity, while Roger’s would be filled with insider info and insights into the film’s historical plausibility. In fact, the exact opposite is true. I went Full Nerd on that mofo, while ol’ Rog really went ape for the knockers.
Ebert wrote “Concern for my reputation prevents me from recommending this movie. I wish I had more nerve. I wish I could simply write, ‘Look, of course it’s one of the worst movies ever made. But it has hilarious dialogue, a weirdo action climax, a bizarre explanation for the faces of Easter Island, and dozens if not hundreds of wonderful bare breasts.’ I am however a responsible film critic and must conclude that ‘Rapa Nui’ is a bad film. If you want to see it anyway, of course, that’s strictly your concern. I think I may check it out again myself.”