Hello again. We’re on our flight back home after meeting somebody whose book was turned into a movie. That bloke is Richard Phillips and this film is based on the incredible true story of when his ship, the Maersk Alabama was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009 led by Muse (Barkhad Abdi), the first American ship to be hijacked by pirates in 200 years.
When we saw this amazing film, we would never think that the lead character, Captain Richard Phillips would be portrayed by anybody but Tom Hanks whose performance was fine got straight to the point of what it would be like to be the victim of the hijacking of a ship. After seeing this film, Chuck and I agreed that this was Tom Hanks’ most intense film ever made. Also, the performance by Barkhad Abdi as Muse, the pirate leader as we mentioned earlier, was also amazing too, thanks to how well he made his character sound like a ruthless and cunning pirate.
There are more reasons as to why this film was good. The cinematography by Barry Ackroyd, B.S.C. added more to the suspense and emotions of this exciting film. As lovers of British composer Henry Jackman, we thought he did another great job at adding to the fun of ride. The last and foremost thing that made this film good was the screenplay by Billy Ray, who paid a good attention to detail of what happens in the film and how well he adapted it for the big screen.
Overall, this is another exciting film, where Cast Away (2000) meets United 93 (2006). We would highly recommend it. That’s all from us now, so until next time, goodbye.
Spencer gives Captain Phillips (2013) 5 groundhogs