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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

In The Heart of the Sea: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

In The Heart of the Sea is based on the true events that inspired Herman Melville's classic, Moby Dick. In 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex sailed to find whales and extract oil from them. Led by their captain George Pollard Jr. (Benjamin Walker) and his first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) they set sail to an unforgettable voyage that changed their lives after their ship was assaulted by a mammoth size whale. Forced to abandon their ship the remaining crew tries to find a way to go back home and try to survive their ill-fated journey through the sea.

Recreating the story of the gigantic whale Moby Dick is a huge gamble on the part of Ron Howard but with the help of amazing technology nowadays; he made it sure that the film would look stunning on the screen. As for the story, it took some baby steps before reaching the awaited encounter with the huge monster in the sea. These scenes were spectacular and exciting as it generates the thrills within that time frame. However, the film is a bit long and struggles to bring depth as the narrative splits and jumps from time to time. 

The cast put in good performances with Chris Hemsworth and Benjamin Walker leading the charge. It's fun to see the two getting the best out of them as their egos collide in the air. The stars also managed to shed weight for their physical transformation and sell the whole idea of survival in the latter parts. 

Overall, In The Heart of the Sea is an ambitious seafaring drama that managed to deliver a massive and efficient storytelling coming from another outstanding work of Ron Howard. The film is best to be seen in IMAX 3D and feel the splash of the legendary monster under the sea. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8 out of 10 stars  

Cast: Chris Hemsworth , Benjamin Walker, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw

Directed by: Ron Howard
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures PH
Opens Tomorrow in cinemas nationwide
Experience it on IMAX 3D

 

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