The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
Release date: October 11, 2013 (USA)Initial DVD release: January 21, 2014 (USA)
Awards: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Story by: Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
Another good movie. Joe and I are leaning towards true stories lately and here is another one. I remembered when this event happened, but didn't remember the outcome. Duh.... So it was thrilling for me to watch this.
So exciting. I was trying to figure out what I would have done under those circumstances. So clever those people were.
I thought the acting was excellent; Joe not so much. I felt the characters were totally believable. Even though I knew who Tom Hanks was, he got so into the character that I forgot it was him entirely and thought he was Captain Phillips. Joe says it was Tom Hanks all the way through for him. See, two people watch the same movie at the same time and still don't agree. We do agree, however, that Barkhad Abdi was absolutely stunning as Muse. It was his first acting job and he was up for an award. He deserved to be too.
This is another must see movie if you haven't already. If you have seen it, what did you think?