Life is but an unending series of choices. Some are more important than others and some are absolute no-brainers. For Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) he’ll have to make the most important choice of his life. It will impact his life and those around him forever. There’s neither a right nor wrong answer to his dilemma, only the best case scenario; but more on that later. The story starts off with Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) and her acclimation to her new home in the sleepy coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina. Gabby, a nurse is Travis’ new neighbor and they don’t exactly hit it off. But eventually opposites attract and the two develop a relationship. However, Teresa has a problem, her boyfriend, Dr. Ryan McCarthy (Tom Welling) who’s a doctor at Teresa’s job. Teresa has a choice to make. Should she ignore her growing feelings for Travis and stay with Ryan, or should she leave her perfectly fine relationship with Ryan for Travis? Back to Travis for a second; his decision is a major plot development and discussing it now would ruin the movie.
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America has a long-standing need for foreign oil. Long before it was extracted from the Earth, Whalers from around the country took to the seas to catch and render the world’s largest mammals. The pursuit of this living treasure usually meant year-long trips at sea, combing the ‘fishing’ grounds, no matter the weather. Early on in the film, the whaling ship Essex, from Nantucket, Massachusetts gets rocked by three-story tall waves, while chasing a pod of whales. This particular run is successful, as their bounty yields a dozen barrels of oil, but the rest is too shallow to send a bucket. A person small enough must climb inside the whale and scoop out the rest by hand. Luckily smell-o-vision isn’t a thing anymore, as 14-year-old Cabin Boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland) is shoved headfirst into the whale. It’s 30 years later, where our story starts as the older Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson) is paid by an unknown author Herman Melville (Ben Wishaw). Nickerson’s account of the Essex inspired Melville to write Moby Dick in 1851. Continue reading “Review – In The Heart Of The Sea”
How do you destroy a great man? Well, you let Hollywood get their hands on the history of a great man and warp and twist it so much that you change him from a man of the people, into a man who was driven by vengeance and a man who was a master at killing vampires. No, not the pretty glowing kind that the Twilight movies have come to make us believe they are, but the hideous and disgusting ones that are out to kill and dominate our country. Pathetic right?
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