Thursday, 3 December 2015

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. —IMDB

Thoroughly enjoyable adventure movie based on the novel Moby Dick. Good, old-style storytelling with the benefit of modern CGI. There were a couple of times you could tell the background wasn’t real — but otherwise, the effects were good and thrilling, particularly in 3D. If you’ve read the book, the story will be familiar. Chris Hemsworth does a great job of Owen Chase. In some ways, the backstory of the way that Henry Melville, the author of Moby Dick, came to write the story, is the most interesting aspect of the movie. But the movie, as a whole, is a satisfying piece of entertainment.


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