Originally Posted by kthoennes
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?