1. In The Heart of the Sea (Warner Brothers, 3,103 Theaters, 121 Minutes, Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and peril, brief startling violence, and thematic material, Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer at press time: 51% Fresh [98 Reviews]): I’m sure all of us have memories of Moby Dick as a classic novel we were forced to read, perhaps more than once, during our school career. And if you were like me, as you scoured your brain trying to come up with subtexts and metaphors in the book for a paper, you never thought that it was based on a true story. But it was, and this is the story it was based on.
I had the pleasure reading the book this film was based on, and it portrayed a harrowing portrait of how life was back then and the dangers the whaling industry faced. It would be impossible to not make a captivating film from that text.
And yet, only half the critics at press time liked it. Hmm….
Anyway, this might be of interest to anyone curious what a Thor, Spider-Man, Scarecrow and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter team-up might look like.