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Friday, November 1, 2013

Captain Phillips




"Listen up, we have been boarded by armed pirates. If they find you, remember, you know this ship, they don't. Stick together and we'll be alright. Good luck."

 Watching a movie that you know the ending to isn't the ideal way to spend a hard earned dollar in a theater. In fact, its almost stupid unless it is based on a real life event in which case those stories, albeit predictable, usually carries their own weight.  That true story should be powerful enough on it's own merit if there was an effort to make a film after it.  That was discussed back a few weeks ago in the RUSH review but deserves repeating… The true masters can take a real story and focus on the minuscule details that we sometimes overlook in a massive real life event and birth more stories out the indegenous base work.

   Very interesting to watch, especially if you kept up with the actual event years ago.  I read that there were some exaggerations and some unfair representations of the crew.  Wrong or right the movie itself was put together extremely well. Nice chemistry. Intense encounters. Paul Greengrass didn't introduced the pirates to the Tom Hanks until they were actually face to face on set… to help create ‘real’ tension… it worked

  Captain Phillips is worth watching.

   letter Grade: B+

recommendation:  The short film ASAD was a really good film about the lifes of some somalian pirates... and there is a really nice story in the mix as well.... very well made.
Asad - Short Film Trailer from Nice Shoes on Vimeo.

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