Presented by James M. Tate / 12/11/2015 / No comments / 2015 , brendan gleeson , chris hemsworth , cillian murphy , ron howard , shark , tom holland
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
|year: 2015 cast: Chris Hemsworth, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Holland, Cillian Murphy director: Ron Howard|
|Moby Dick by Melville|
Director Ron Howard uses a lot of CGI to set the canvas, yet there's a suspenseful, realistic quality to the scenery, overall, especially during the first hunt on a lesser whale on smaller boats from the main ship. That's when the characters know exactly what they want, and set out to get it. But during the very long second half, a sort of ALIVE at sea as the men slowly either die or survive tortuously... the whale representing a sporadic reminder of their sins... the movie sinks altogether. And that's why Melville invented Ahab: every adventure needs some sort of colorful antagonist/instigator to make it shine, and give it punch and purpose. Just try to imagine Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss without Robert Shaw during the third act of JAWS and, there you have it.