Monday, February 3, 2014

A review of Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips is a rousing boys own adventure shot in incredible documentary realistic style. The non-pros playing the Somali pirates are so truthful they often steal the scene from Tom Hanks. Gripping and frustrating since if you don't speak Somali, you have no idea what they are saying, which enhances the sense of disorientation. But by the end when you had 3 American navy gunboats, Navy Seals and all the firepower of the American military aimed at a tiny lifeboat with 3 fishermen turned pirates being apparently forced to by a Somali warlord, it was hard not to root for them.

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