Think i'm going to go see Captain Phillips again, but this time on the IMAX screen.
Couldn't stop thinking about this movie after I left the theater. The last movie that did that was the South Korean film "Poetry".
I would say it's some of Tom Hanks' best acting yet. I kept saying "Man, doesn't this guy ever get scared?"..well let's just say that I don't want to ruin things. The answer to that is...well nevermind.
Somehow the movie seemed to portray effectively the effect this ordeal had on him without really Tom Hanks saying anything or the scriptwriter spelling it all out for us.
Apparently the real life thing was much worse than what was shown in the movie.
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If it wasn't for the acting then the movie would not be nearly as good. It's definitely not a drama but felt totally real, but NOT like a documentary AT ALL. No heroes at all on board the ship.
At times I was worried they'd change reality and turn someone into like John Rambo or something.
NOTE: I'd say this was the best movie i've seen this year in the theater.
very happy to hear that, I actually watched a Documentary on the Samalia Pirate HiJackings, so the topic material is interesting for me. In all honesty those men who do that really do it for their community, they come back RICH but they pour a lot of money into buying food for the villages, so imo, that real sense of NEED to hi jack just adds to the appeal of the story. In real life and on the screen. They NEED those hostages to feed their familes... a very DARK Robin Hood kinda of thing, but less straight forward.
Still a sad story, but it should make for an excellent movie. Espicially if it's very documentary like!