I have never watched a movie that made me hold on to the edge of my seat screaming at the actors as if I was the only one in the theatre quite like this one did. “Captain Phillips” is a must see movie.
Based on a true story, Tom Hanks stars as Richard Phillips, captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. The story focused on how Phillips tried to save his crew on the ship when he was held hostage by the Somali pirates.
The movie is a combination of action and nail-biting suspense. Directed by Paul Greengrass, every scene is a series of “what’s going to happen next?” As the main antagonist, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), played his role so well it’s as if I had the same love-hate relationship he had with Phillips.
One of the most interesting parts of the movie is the hijacking scene. The way the actors portrayed their roles made the whole scene more believable. It’s almost as if I was in the same boat with them.
Tom Hanks’ versatility is not lost on him. His acting gave life to what really happened to Phillips in 2009.
While there were a few flaws with the camera angles in the movie due to repeated and unnecessary close ups of every character, the overall cinematography is effective. The story’s plot still turned out to be interesting and intriguing.
In the end, I would recommend “Captain Phillips” to all the Tom Hanks fanatics out there. Moreover, I would recommend this movie to all Captains to make them feel and see what’s it like to fight, not only for your territory, but for your team as well,