Piercing Story of Sacrifice
Release Date: October 11, 2013
Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi,
Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal
Achmed, Catherine Keener,
Michael Chernus, David
Warshofsky, Corey Johnson,
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 134 minutes
Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony
Director: Paul Greengrass
Executive Producer: Eli Bush, Gregory Goodman,
Producer: Dana Brunetti, Michael De
Luca, Scott Rudin
Writer: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips
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It’s time Captain Richard Phillips gets back to work, taking freight boats through dangerous waters. This trip is taking Captain and his crew around the horn of Africa, one of the most dangerous routes in the world. Every measure is taken in order to protect the ship from pirates coming on board.
The Somali pirates gather their crews and boats. They know of the large ship that Captain Phillips is taking past their waters. One of the boats is led by a skinny Somali called Muse. Three of the pirate boats charge Phillip’s ship, but Phillips sees them coming and does everything in his power to stop them. Phillips is successful, and the Somalis retreat.
However, Muse wants to try again, with only his own boat and crew. This time Muse and his crew get on board. Phillips is calm and tells the Somalis they can have all the money in the safe. Meanwhile, all of his crew is hiding in the ship. Greedy Muse wants much more then Phillips is offering. He believes that, if he holds the Captain for ransom, he can make millions of dollars.
Headed for the Somali coast, Muse feels he has almost won. The American Navy strategizes on how to get Phillips out of harm’s way, but Phillips and the pirates are in a small lifeboat. If the lifeboat hits the Somali coast, the Navy will not be able to save Captain Phillips.
CAPTIAN PHILLIPS is a riveting, extremely intense movie that is very well produced. Tom Hanks does a wonderful job playing Captain Phillips, one of his best roles in years. The last scene is incredibly executed by Hanks. The Somalis seem extremely real. The shaky camerawork gives a realistic point of view to the story. The entire movie will have you on the edge of your seat, completely believing the situation.
CAPTIAN PHILLIPS has a very strong moral worldview. Phillips sacrifices himself in order to save his crew. He helps his enemy by bandaging up the wounds of a hurt Somali. The story is such a scary situation because this is a real life occurrence. These pirates are completely desensitized to violence and killing. They live for money and power. Phillips, however, lives for his family and helping other people.
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is a riveting, intense movie. The entire movie will have viewers on the edge of their seats. Tom Hanks does a wonderful job playing Captain Phillips. His last scene is incredible. The Somali pirates seem extremely real. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS has a strong moral, patriotic worldview. Phillips sacrifices himself in order to save his crew. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is one of the best movies of 2013, but the movie’s intense nature warrants caution for younger children.