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In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

5393

Avg. Rating:

2.60/4

# of Ratings:

35

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/11/2015

DVD Release:

03/08/2016

Director:

Ron Howard

Actors:

Chris Hemsworth
Cillian Murphy
Ben Whishaw
Brendan Gleeson
Tom Holland
Benjamin Walker

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

In 1820, a whaling ship out of New England, the Essex, encountered a sperm whale that seemed to have a streak of human vengeance, assailing the ship and stranding the crew out in the ocean for 90 days. The true story was the inspiration for Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan 09/15/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Deserved to do better in theaters - this "true story that inspired-Moby Dick" finds the crew of the Essex, a whaling vessel, attacked by a sperm whale and subsequently lost at sea. Much like Master and Commander, the most exciting parts are watching the action at sea. Though it does drag in parts, it has a powerful ending and it is well-cast. Not Ron Howard's best, but certainly worthy of watching.

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  cinegeek.de
cinegeek.de
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03/07/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Moby Dick

Von was handelt In The Heart Of The Sea? Es gibt so viele Möglichkeiten, Ron Howards letzten Film zu beschreiben. Es ist die Verfilmung des Berichts "In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex" von Nathaniel Philbrick. Er folgt damit der Inspiration für Herman Mellvilles Roman "Moby-Dick". Der Film beschreibt das Verhältnis von Nonfiktion und Fiktion. Womöglich ist es ein Werk über die Ursprünge der zerstörerischen Walfang-Industrie? Ein Survival Film? Im Finale geht es sogar um die Ethik innerhalb eines Unternehmens, denn welche Versicherung bezahlt einen zerstörten Walfänger, wenn sie davon hört, dass der Wal selbst das Schiff zerstörte? Deshalb müssen die Überlebenden lügen. Keine dieser Varianten beschreibt den Film ausreichend - und braucht Howard...

 

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  ikkegoemikke
ikkegoemikke
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01/05/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

No Moby Dick.But that Pollard fellow was a ... yep

"The tragedy of the Essex is the story of men. And a Demon."

When I was young, I had a huge reading book about Moby Dick. I gazed at the rich illustrations for hours and eagerly I read about the adventures of Ishmael aboard the Pequod. And I can still see the final drawing before my eyes, with Captain Ahab hanging in the ropes of his harpoon against Moby Dick diving into the ocean. Maybe my expectations were too high for "In the Heart of the Sea" and I hoped to see a similar scene. Unfortunately, it wasn't really a movie about a battle between man and whale. It was more something like "Stranded". But taking place on sea. The rivalry between Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain Pollard (Benjamin Walker) was more interesting than the whaling itself. And ...

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2/4 

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  Snoogans
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12/21/2015 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Whaling Expedition

'In the Heart of the Sea' is based on the true story that in turn was the basis for the popular novel 'Moby Dick'. It does have a biographical feel to the proceedings, in some regard, but this is also trying to be a rousing sea-going adventure at the same time. It's a solid narrative, from beginning to end. You have one of the survivors of the voyage (now in old age) relating the experience to the man who would craft the 'Moby Dick' story from parts of the tale. The actual whaling expedition is played out by some strong actors. Solid direction from Howard made the dangers of sea travel more prevalent. And the effects of the whales were convincing enough. So why was I lacking engagement? I honestly don't know. Outside of all the characters lacking depth, there's not much wrong bei...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Matthew Brady
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12/13/2015 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

In the Heart of the Sea - Movie review

Owen Chase: "Look where we find ourselves. What offense did we give God to upset him so".

In the Heart of the Sea takes place in 1820, a whaling ship out of New England, the Essex, encountered a sperm whale that seemed to have a streak of human vengeance, assailing the ship and stranding the crew out in the ocean for 90 days. The true story was the inspiration for Herman Melville's classic novel, Moby Dick.

So I've just seen In the Heart of the Sea and it very disappointing. It was one of my most anticipated movie of December right next to Star wars, The Revenant and The Hateful Eight, but sadly it didn't live up to my expectations as much as I wanted it to. The trailer for the movie completely lied to us just like most trailers today, I mean the whale itself shows ups a c...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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