Saturday, March 19, 2016

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Director: Ron Howard

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

This was a beautifully shot movie. The acting was good in the movie. It was just that the movie was a bit dull, and the movie drugged along slowly at time. The story is very interesting, but the product was just not there. Well, it was not there for me.

I was just expecting something different from this movie. I thought it was going to be more about the whale, but it was on what happened to the crew and what happened after they meet the whale. It was a lot of conversations and decisions on what to do.


I just could not get into this movie. It was just dry. I know many people really did like this movie. I just could not do it. If you are interested in watching the movie, then you should watch it. Enjoy.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Trailer

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