Tonight my husband and I saw In The Heart of The Sea directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth. We found it to be inspiring, interesting, cinematically excellent and captivating!
However, critics panned it in every way. It is the story behind the inspiration for Henry Melville's Moby Dick. All of the actors did an excellent job portraying their very difficult parts. The story was also quite believable although sometimes very frightening and dark.
I am in shock that this movie did not play at the major theaters here in town, but at a secondary smaller theater where movies go after having played for several weeks at the newer, larger venues. I am left wondering what makes critics consider a movie "great."
I am inclined to think that some of it has to do with the "big" names that are attached to a film. I am also completely baffled when the larger, newer and more popular theaters would be showing such ignorant drivel as Zoolander instead of something of this quality. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that so many movies now are loaded with profanity and overt sexuality...you will not see that in this movie. Thank you Ron Howard for presenting an excellent movie. There are those of us out there who really appreciate the quality of this type of film.
So, as I have said at the beginning, I am not a Movie Critic, but believe me you would be much better served to see In The Heart of The Sea than many of the other over-rated, over publicized films out there! I encourage you to FIND IT! SEE IT! You will not be disappointed.