IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

In the Heart of the Sea
—as a backstory to the classic Moby Dick—is a sound idea for a good movie. However, the acting works at the average level as Director Ron Howard could not seem to pull the potential out of this story as he usually does so beautifully in his films. The casting department did not pick well with Chris Hemsworth. He looks good, tough; but he does not pull the bull by the horns and act as well as he did in Thor. The supporting cast members are in the same boat at sea because every scene turns into a mud pie of mediocre. It seems the cast cannot make the story their own and, because of that moves the film into average entertainment fare.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The story behind the novel, Moby Dick.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ron Howard for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers David Bergstein, Bruce Berman, Sarah Bradshaw, Erica Huggins, Steven Mnuchin, and Palak Patel for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), George Pollard (Benjamin Walker), Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy), Tom Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson), Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw), Mrs. Nickerson (Michelle Fairley), Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland), Caleb Chappel (Paul Anderson), Henry Coffin (Frank Dillane), and Benjamin Lawrence (Joseph Mawle).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If one wants to get the backstory…but that can be accomplished in a few minutes by reading a plot line. An audience will, most likely, if deciding to view the movie, feel like they’ve seen this movie before and feel a yawn beginning. 

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