Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Dec 2015)
Brief Synopsis – The true story of the event that inspired the Herman Melville novel Moby Dick.
My Take on it – I have actually been looking forward to seeing this movie for probably a year and after seeing it, I was quite disappointed because the story that should have been inspiring was actually quite boring and bland.
The story moved along very slowly and I wasn’t happy about the way that they chose to keep switching between the two time periods depicted.
The acting was lackluster all around and I really didn’t care what would happen to the characters.
This movie’s one saving grace was the special effects which were superb. Watching the whale hunt or much of the action on the sea was done spectacularly and for those scenes alone I would suggest that people watch (at least part of) this film at least once.
Bottom Line – The premise that should be more inspiring actually is bland and feels too drawn out. I didn’t really like the way that the story moved between the two time periods and believe that they could have done a much better job. The acting isn’t anything special here. The one saving grace of this movie is the amazing special effects that in and of themselves made it worthwhile to see this once.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to Chris Hemsworth, to prepare for the role of starving sailors, the cast were on a diet of 500-600 calories a day to lose weight. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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