New Releases: December 11, 2015

The story behind Moby Dick hits theaters this week.

in the heart of the sea poster1. 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.

Avatar
About William Gatevackes 1945 Articles
William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments