Movie Review: "In the Heart of the Sea"

Thursday, December 3, 2015

“In the Heart of the Sea” is a fantastic voyage into the vivid memoirs of how the myth of "Moby Dick" was given birth by an extraordinary adventure. The sound and visual effects, and the performance of the whole cast are brilliant. Watching the film in Imax 3D, is like being submerged in the storm, the waves, and the rush of the scenes of this cinematic masterpiece.

The film would remind you of the wonderful visual effects of "Life of Pi" and the over-all period feel of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."  The film gives the viewers a time-travel ticket back to the time when whale oil was one of the most valued energy source. I love how the movie starts with an exciting opening salvo underwater, and continuously retains the interest of viewers in every scene. “In the Heart of the Sea” reminds us of the foolishness of humans who believe that they own everything in this world. It shows the arrogance of some individuals challenging nature and her majestic creatures. 

“In the Heart of the Sea” offers a healthy mix of drama, action, and humor. I highly recommend that you watch this in 3D or Imax for a satisfying and memorable viewing experience.

In the winter of 1820, the Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.  The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. 


“In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Watch the Gripping Final Trailer of "In the Heart of the Sea"




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Chris Hemsworth powers through a different adventure as he stars as whaling ship Essex First Mate Owen Chase, in Warner Bros. Pictures' “In the Heart of the Sea.”

Chris Hemsworth Captains "In the Heart of the Sea"



Three acclaimed actors lend their talents to making Warner Bros. Pictures' new action-adventure “In the Heart of the Sea” a compelling viewing experience: Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer”), Cillian Murphy (“Batman Begins”) and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall,” “Spectre”).

Walker, Murphy, Whishaw: 3 Actors Journey to "The Heart of the Sea"

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13  |  121 min  |  Action, Adventure, Biography  |  3 December 2015 (Philippines)


Our ratings: ★★★★★★★




“In the Heart of the Sea” stars Chris Hemsworth as the vessel’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.

Tom Holland also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson as the same man, 30 years later.  "In the Heart of the Sea" Stars Future Spider-Man Tom Holland

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, December 3, in theaters and IMAX®, “In the Heart of the Sea” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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