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Old 02-10-2016, 03:43 PM   #21
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Apparently All is Lost is supposed to be a metaphor for life and old age so we're not supposed to pay attention to the practical details. Whether or not it's a big vague metaphor, to me that's still no reason to do stupid boat things in the movie.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:56 PM   #22
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Saw the movie last weekend. I thought it was fantastic. Kept me on the edge of my seat nearly the whole time. Okay, so "crossing the bar" was a little over the top, and it sure seemed odd that they had such a comparatively easy time coming back in after the maelstrom going out, but okay, close enough. I did some checking after the movie too and it seems unlike a lot of Hollywood treatments, they stayed very close to reality. For example they changed the order in which one of the characters dies (I don't want to spoil the suspense so that's all I'll say) but that's pretty minor if that's all I could find. I thought it was a great movie. And the practical details didn't drive me nuts like that Robert Redford movie "All is Lost." Well, I did want to give them all sets of Helly Hansen foulies, they didn't start shivering until the end, February in the Atlantic, come on, but still, I give it two big thumbs up.

I rented this movie last night. Definitely worth watching. I thought the bar crossing scene was pretty cheesy also, especially when the boat got shacked in the tube on that one wave. 😂. And yes, the guys were certified polar bears with their lack of foul weather gear. How do directors miss those details?

But still, the rescue count was amazing, and it was crazy how that 1/2 ship made it as far as it did. I guess that part was true?
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:39 PM   #23
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The book I have that the movie is supposedly based on is called THE FINEST HOURS, written in 2009. Excellent read. I have yet to see the movie but if its available I will probably get a copy off Amazon.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:59 PM   #24
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Dude, I saw it the other night, too. Had similar thoughts and enjoyed the movie. Normally, I don't like boating 'disaster' movies. They give me bad dreams!!
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:05 AM   #25
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I was worried that this would be an over the top, explosion based movie, but it was actually pretty good. I was pleasantly surprised.
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The book was much better. The movie was ok, definitely some parts in the movie that were dramatic, but you have to Hollywood it up some. Still, pretty amazing to think about what that little boat did!
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