I didn't really expect this to be a phenomenal movie. Going in, I liked the cast, and I thought that the plot was going to be at least mildly interesting.
The acting was really good. The characters were well-developed, and the main actors did a really good job taking advantage of what they were given. Chris Pine was great, delivering a performance that you actually care about. Casey Affleck was really good too. The most surprising, and best performance in the movie was Holliday Grainger, who played Pine's love interest, ho gave a really believable and enjoyable performance.
Unfortunately, the plot wasn't really that suspenseful to me. The most suspenseful part of the film wasn't even the rescue, which I think was a big issue. There were parts that were pretty boring. I think that the film spent too long on the build-up before the rescue mission and too little time was spent on the mission itself.
Overall, this was okay, but definitely not great movie. The special effects were pretty good, and it's much better than the other maritime disaster movie of late, In the Heart of the Sea. I'd recommend that you wait to check this out on Redbox.
The Finest Hours
Big Tuna's Rating: C+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably not.
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