The only problem, say some members of the real Capt. Richard Phillips, they say, is no hero, and the film is one big lie.
I was thinking an okaymovie, but that was more than just okay. And here he is doing it againmaybe with different techniques. Barkhad Abdi has made a huge step in his career with this movieand that was crowned by his nomination for the best actor in asupporting role.
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive 93%(). Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive 94%(). Is it possible to take a two-time Oscar winner for granted? I did going into Captain Phillips, which intrigued me more as another docudrama from United 93 director Paul Greengrass than a vehicle for Tom Hanks. Boy was I wrong. Greengrass brings an urgent directorial touch, to .
Tom Hanks is just a really fine actor. He was driving the wholething with his convincing performance. Greengrass has takenhim to squeeze some fine acting skills.
This film adaptation mostly plays as a straightforwardthriller with only brief backstories. Merits obviously goes todirector Paul Greengrass and star Tom Hanks.
Everythingbecomes more alive when the actual plot starts going. Lives turn upsidedown, tension rises every minute passes, and the humanity of bothPhillips and Muse are becoming more and more visible. Thatwhole scene could be a trick for some to love this movie even more, buteven without it, Hanks is still spellbinding as Captain Phillips.
Another amazing performance is first time actor, Barkhad Abdi. Abdimanages to be threatening, sympathetic, and strangely charismatic atthe same time as Muse, thus it makes the character more effective.
Shaky camera bringingmomentum in every action scene, action scenes filled with nervewracking suspense, and sidelines taking place in control rooms. The titlemight give one an assumption that the film is about a captain whofights off pirates. The kind of thrill here is anxiety. You will always get the sense thatthere is something wrong going to happen in every step these piratestake, leading the hostages really need to depend on the government andthe Navy SEALs.
Atthe second half, the excitement is now relied by figuring out which ofthem is going to be fooled by whose tricks. By the end of the film, youwill then realize how limitlessly enticing it was while realistic atthe same time.
Despite of calling his achievementheroism, it was more like a test of courage. The movie is wise to makesure Phillips is no glossy superhero, but a regular human being whogets to face a situation that may lead anyone to trauma, just tosacrifice the risks of his crew. Otherwise, the filmmakingdid an astonishing job, although you already know what these people canbring.
But surprisingly, it still defies our expectations. Ratingthe film can be somewhat difficult. Captain Phillips is a satisfying ride that ultimately does itsbest.
He starts off simply, playing Capt. Phillips as a family man andseasoned seaman on a routine delivery. However when the pirates came,you see him transform into a cool-under-pressure leader and shrewdtactician, matching wits with these desperate aggressors.
In the lastfive minutes, Hanks would give us an unexpected display of emotionwhich may well deliver him another Oscar for Best Actor. They play with wild-eyed and feral intensity,really scary.
Barkhad Abdi plays their skinny foolhardy leader Muse,engaging Phillips in a deadly chess game, toe-to-toe. Faysal Ahmedplays the hot-headed Najee, who was the loose cannon of the group. Barkhad Abdirahman plays the young recruit Bilal, getting himself abaptism of fire on his first time out.
We hear of these events onthe news, but this film brings us right in the middle of one. We willfeel the tension building as the pirates were approaching.
We will feelthe fear when the pirates were on board. We will feel the desperationand the frustration of being trapped in the middle of the open oceanwith no help immediately forthcoming. If you are up for such arealistic experience, then this film is for you.In April , the U.S.
containership Maersk Alabama sails toward its destination on a day that seems like any other. Suddenly, Somali pirates race toward the vessel, climb aboard and take. The Somali pirate hijacking drama "Captain Phillips" has commandeered the home video market.
The Tom Hanks film, directed by Paul Greengrass, was the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, according to Rentrak.
This piece was originally published in October, Captain Phillips will be shown on Boxing Day at 9pm on ITV T he way Captain Richard Phillips tells it, commercial sailors are the most unsung.
Four Somali pirates hijack a cargo ship and hold the captain hostage, setting the stage for an explosive confrontation with the U.S.
Navy. Watch trailers & learn more. Captain Phillips () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Captain Richard Phillips attempts to escape from armed Somali pirates while the U.S.
Navy tries to rescue him.