Jason Momoa’s appearing occupation used to be nonetheless in its embryonic section when he signed on to play a most commonly shirtless love hobby for Virginia Madsen within the 2003 Lifetime movie, “Tempted.” Momoa finished his first display screen task — a two-season run as hot-headed Jason Ioane on “Baywatch: Hawaii” — in a while sooner than signing on to “Tempted,” which, regardless of its Hawaiian atmosphere, used to be if truth be told filmed in New South Wales, Australia.
Maggie Greenwald, a skilled and award-winning director of such well-regarded indie dramas as “The Ballad of Little Jo” and “Songcatcher,” advantages from the herbal wonderful thing about her movie’s places and her solid, which pairs Momoa with Virginia Madsen as a lady who travels with the ashes of her former mum or dad, a local Hawaiian. There, she meets Momoa, who performs her past due mum or dad’s nephew, and sparks fly, even supposing Madsen has a husband looking ahead to her at the mainland.
Momoa, who’s a naturally charismatic and intense performer, does not have a lot to do right here past staring longingly at Madsen whilst dressed in as little clothes as conceivable. In case you are partial to his paintings in “Aquaman,” “Dune,” and “See,” this is not an exemplary show off for his skills. However if you are inquisitive about his chiseled construct, “Tempted” is a two-hour field of eye sweet.