Captain Phillips Movie Review


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Captain Phillips, a new film starring Tom Hanks, is based on a true story about the 2009 hijacking of a cargo ship by Somalian pirates. Directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy), Captain Phillips premiered in the US on October 11.

Captain Richard Phillips was aware that there were pirates around the coast he was traveling by, and was told to take precaution from any possible attacks. Phillips was approached by a small quick boat, that’s when he knew he was in trouble. He let his crew know that they were about to be under pirate attack and to follow protocol. Failing to protect the ship, the pirates managed to jump on board and demanding sum large sums of money. As the captain tried his hardest to protect his crew and ship, he offered the pirates the small amount of money they had in their safe. The amount of money offered was not enough for the pirates so they decided to keep Phillips hostage and ask for a ransom. Phillips was taken captive by the pirates in order to save his crew.

captain philipWhat I liked the most about the film was the story line and how Captain Phillips was able to save his crew and himself in the end because of the hard work of the Navy Seals who helped rescue him. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in a great movie especially because it was based on true events. It was great to see how Captain Phillips took the situation and made it the best he could to keep himself alive until he was able to finally be free from his captors.

This movie is filled with action, drama and raw emotion. I highly recommend this film as it will most likely be an Oscar Nominated Film as it keeps you engaged and at the edge of your seat, wanting to know what will happen next. Tom Hanks plays an amazing roll as Captain Richard Phillips. He was the perfect actor for this role. He should also receive an Oscar Award for his work in this film.

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