Review of Captain Phillips: A spectacular film with engaging, funny, nail-biting and emotionally complex moments to cherish! One of the best Hollywood films of the year!

My twelfth job for the site ourvadodara.in. Click the following link to read my review of 2013 Hollywood Film ‘Captain Phillips‘, Starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi: http://ourvadodara.in/captain-phillips . Also, do visit the site for any updates about Vadodara life. I shall henceforth post the latest Bollywood & Hollywood Movies releasing in cinema halls in Vadodara on http://ourvadodara.in/

 

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5 thoughts on “Review of Captain Phillips: A spectacular film with engaging, funny, nail-biting and emotionally complex moments to cherish! One of the best Hollywood films of the year!

    • Oh yeah!! The scene in which he enters the American Navy ship and suspects something’s wrong is especially memorable. The actor conveys the palpable sense of ‘Shit, we are f*cked… there’s nobody here!’ really well. I always am drawn towards films that are able to convey human nature very well, because they allow us to understand characters we usually wouldn’t while reading the papers. There’s another film, again based on a true story, called Heavenly Creatures by Peter Jackson. It’s about two young girls who killed one’s mother after they thought she was the reason behind their separation. The media would have had a ball depicting these girls are monsters, but Jackson’s film neatly presents the story from their perspective, so we at least understand what was going in their minds.

      In India, after the 26/11 Taj hotel terror attack, there was a nationwide demand to hang the sole terrorist in India’s custody, a 17 year old Ajmal Kasab. People celebrated, burst crackers when he was finally hung. A less-known Bollywood actor, whose relative died in the attack, however asked why he should rejoice the terrorist’s hanging, explaining that the man was most probably an impressionable young mind influenced by the people around him.

      So I’m glad Paul Greengrass told the story partly from Muse’s POV instead of making it a pure ‘us vs the enemies’ film. A deeper impression it’s made on the public, as a result.

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