In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography
This is a movie based on the true events of the Essex ship that inspired the novel Moby Dick. I don’t know how accurate this retelling was to the “real” events but I was quite impressed 😛 . The narrative was interesting and sometimes captivating. The first half with the ship setting off to the action packed storms (and whale attack) was by far the best section 🙂 . The aftermath was acted out brilliantly, dramatic and was captivating (with the odd heart pulling / tear jerking moments) 😀 . Though the second half wasn’t as good as the first part. The two main leads (for me) was Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) and George Pollard (Benjamin Walker) who acted their characters brilliantly 😀 . The graphics of the Whale is pretty decent too 😛 . There are scenes (moments in the narrative) that show the desperation of the characters which are hard to watch but that doesn’t destroy the film. Overall, a satisfactory Whale / Real life movie that is interesting enough but it is not the best film ever. Enjoy 😀
I give this film 3.5 Stars out of 5!