Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Finest Hours (2016)

Director: Craig Gillespie

Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Holliday Grainger

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.

This movie is based on a true story. I do not think it was a very interesting story, but they did not make a very interesting movie. It was like they were just trying way too hard to make this super dramatic movie filled with action and a romantic story. Nothing was just that convincing in the movie to really pull you into the story. It was all just average.

The cast was not the best, but it is a cast that they are pushing to be the next level of top actors for movies. The good actors are now too old, so they are bringing in these actors that are just average. They are not great or bad. It just seems that they just get the job done. Chris Pine is good at roles, but it is the dramatic roles that he really has not sold us on yet. He may get there. Casey Affleck is not his brother at all. He is not half as talented as Ben is. He is in more and more movies now. He disappeared for a while, and now he is back in bigger movies. Eric Bana  is okay in movies. I liked him as The Hulk. Ben Foster is one of the best out of all of the actors. He was so good when he started in movies and cable.

The look and the action in the movie was good. The movie just ran too slow too often for me. I just was not that impressed with the movie. I wanted to see it, but it just let me down. You may really like this movie. It received many good reviews. I just had a problem with it. Give the movie a chance and 
see how you like it. Enjoy.

The Finest Hours (2016) Trailer

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