I liked the movie but why did they use a green tint? Very strange.
This is going to be a strange comment, but there goes. I loved the story, and I thought the acting pretty great too. I didn't feel like there were lower keys from any of the cast, and it's really nice when everyone is even and giving great performances. But I did have a problem with the visuals of the movie. It was so perfect, so pretty, the light was just so artistic, that I found it took from the drama they were trying to display. It was just really off, how everything looked so beautiful while everyone was suffering, in pain, hungry, thirsty, afraid. In the end, as hard as I tried focusing on the performance, the background kept reminding me of how unreal the whole thing was. It was distracting and ultimately, disappointing. I felt the experience could have been much better if the visuals were just a little more somber.
I wouldn't get too excited for the movie. It isn't what is advertised as (at least that's my reaction after watching it). The whale isn't really the plot of the movie. It's more about the hard way of living of the whalers, the trouble they had surviving, etc. 2/3s of the movie were kinda boring to me. The actors did fine but the characters they portrait don't have too much to care for. Overall it was pretty disappointing to me.
"Experience the true encounter that inspired the myth Moby Dick"
A voyage into the historical tragedy that was and to some extent remains 'Whaling'. It's horrendous to think this happened and even worse to think it still does today; sickening. Personally, I cheered for the white Whale, I had no feelings of sorrow in regards the crew, whatever happens they deserved it... so be it!
With a background and starter like this one, there is much, or too much you would wish for. The thing is to forget all that, and this would become enjoyable. The men, the sea, those creatures. I could forget the hero used to be a superhero and let an evening pass. Didn't regret. Kids should like it.
Having just read the book I gotta say I had high expectations of the movie but was kinda disappointed.
The movie is good looking but the heavy use of CGI threatens to sink the film. Trying to get a decent film from the material is like trying to catch the whale itself, elusive! Another disappointment from Howard, but he tries his best and at least it isn't another DaVinci Code sequel.
I get why this came and went. It's kind of an old school movie. And it got off to a slow start. But I'll be damned if I didn't start LOVING this when the Big Guy showed up. Thrilling stuff. That whale is so friggin big.
Chris hemsworth is a charismatic beast as usual. Future Spider-Man is also good. And that Gleeson dude is in this which is weird cuz the last movie I saw had him in it, The Guard.
Ron Howard can't catch a break. This was good and Rush is awesome.
Another one of those movies where I´m not sure what this was all about and if or, for that matter, why I should recommend it.
I can only repeat what has been mentioned in other comments. It´s neither fish nor fowl, or whale for that matter. Anyway, I, too, had no affection for the characters, they were in general the bad guys here. I also do not think that the little bit of raising the finger at the end of the movie justifies all the wrong doing. If there was intend for a moral message it´s not getting through.
The plot promises an epic movie which this simply is not.
Technically I must add the CGI looked bad. I´m talking about the composite shots during the whale hunt. This looked like in the old days when they were acting in front of an actual piece of film beeing played on a screen. Very unnatural.
I've read the #AudioBook a couple months ago and heard mixed reviews on this movie. I figured it's time to see if the movie is as good as the book.
مع إلهام لما قالت يوجع القلب كيف بقتلون الحيتانوكيف ماتوا البحاره واللي سووه :(حبيته حبيته
ماكنت رافعه أمالي فيه لكن وااو!يوجع القلب كيف يقتلون الحيتان و يوجع القلب موت البحاره :( كيف هالحوت لحقهم :( يالله!!
Even though the movie was about the sailors' relationships and how a traumatic experience affects people, I was rooting for more "moby dick"! Come on, gigantic whale, come back and crush them!