In The Heart of The Sea – A Review

In The Heart of The Sea – A Review

heart-sea-bannerIn the Heart of the Sea [2015] was directed by Ron Howard and runs 121 minutes in color. I was able to watch it in IMAX 2D and loved it. A great adventure on the open seas.

The writers for the screenplay were Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Peter Morgan, Charles Leavitt.

This latest Howard film is based on the novel by Nathaniel Philbrick, In the Heart of the Sea – The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. It was filmed in England [UK] and The Canary Islands [Spain]

EPSON MFP score In the Heart of the Sea as a 42 on the TomatoMeter. The Audience Score was 65%.

But, I have found, no matter what the critics say, or how much money the movie makes at the box office, if I like a film, I like a film.

This movie is a monumental undertaking filming sailors on a ship chasing whales in the ocean. The images of the whales are breathtaking as they swim and then as the are harpooned and killed.

It’s interesting that Ron Howard delayed the release of In the Heart of the Sea for 6 months.

In The Heart of The Sea – A Review

intheheartofthesea-castThe Cast:

  • Chris Hemsworth as Owen Chase, the First Mate [Thor, The Avengers, Rush]
  • Benjamin Walker as Captain George Pollard, Jr. [Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Flags of Our Fathers, Kinsey]
  • Cillian Murphy as Matthew Joy, the Second Mate [Inception, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins]
  • Tom Holland as young Thomas Nickerson, the cabin boy [The Impossible, Locke]
  • Brendan Gleeson as old Thomas Nickerson [Edge of Tomorrow, Troy, Braveheart, Into the Storm]
  • Ben Whishaw as Herman Melville [Perfume, Skyfall, Cloud Atlas, Spectre]
  • Michelle Fairley as Mrs. Nickerson [The Others, Game of Thrones, 24, Resurrection]
  • Gary Beadle as William Bond
  • Frank Dillane as Owen Coffin [Fear the Walking Dead]
  • Charlotte Riley as Peggy Gardner Owen
  • Donald Sumpter as Paul Macy
  • Brooke Dimmock as Phoebe Chase
  • Jamie Sives as Isaac Cole


In The Heart of The Sea – A Review

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In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

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