Monday, May 2, 2016

All Is Lost (2013)

Director: J.C. Chandor

Star: Robert Redford

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

This is not going to be a movie for everyone. There is only one character with so little dialogue. I mean there might have been six to ten lines of speaking at the most. The entire movie was the character working to save his sailboat from sinking.

With a simple story with very little happening in the movie, this was a good movie. This was a thrilling movie. You sit and think about what you would do if you were in that situation. For an independent movie, it was something to see. The movie was more of a mental and emotional rollercoaster going downhill. The movie was beautifully shot and directed.

Redford was really good in the role. The only problem that I had with the movie was his character. There was almost no emotions in his voice or his face. If I was going through something like that, there every animal in the water would know about what I was going through. His face showed almost nothing. He was not even yelling. I know there was no one to yell at, but that would not stop anyone 
from just yelling at the air. Just saying. It was odd.

I liked  this movie, but it is not one that I would watch again. I would not recommend this movie to many people. It is really for a small audience. If you are interested in the story, then you should give it a try. You may really love it. Enjoy.

All Is Lost (2013) Trailer

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