Monday, December 7, 2015

In the Heart of the Sea {Book to Movie}

Swoon! Right? Even if you are not into books based on true stories and then brought to life on the big screen then I am sure you'd love to see Chris Hemsworth for 2 hours. But who wouldn't want to watch a movie based on the book where the famous Moby Dick was inspired from. I for one didn't know that this was from a true story in history. 

This movie has been on my radar for over a year. The movie trailer came out last December and was suppose to come out in the beginning of 2015 but I guess they decided to wait till the Holiday Season to release it. 
This movie comes out December 11th. It is rated PG-13 and is 121 minutes. 
It is directed by the amazing Ron Howard.

{Book Synopsis}
In the Heart of the Sea brings to new life the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex—an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours, and the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick. In a harrowing page-turner, Nathaniel Philbrick restores this epic story to its rightful place in American history.

In 1820, the 240-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was repeatedly rammed and sunk by an eighty-ton bull sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, made for the 3,000-mile-distant coast of South America in three tiny boats. During ninety days at sea under horrendous conditions, the survivors clung to life as one by one, they succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease, and fear.

In the Heart of the Sea tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever. Philbrick interweaves his account of this extraordinary ordeal of ordinary men with a wealth of whale lore and with a brilliantly detailed portrait of the lost, unique community of Nantucket whalers. Impeccably researched and beautifully told, the book delivers the ultimate portrait of man against nature, drawing on a remarkable range of archival and modern sources, including a long-lost account by the ship's cabin boy. At once a literary companion and a page-turner that speaks to the same issues of class, race, and man's relationship to nature that permeate the works of Melville, In the Heart of the Sea will endure as a vital work of American history.

{Movie Synopsis}
Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

Here is the Parental Guide if your thinking of taking your kids.

Chris Hemsworth as {Owen Chase}
Oh Chris Hemsworth how we love you. He is from Australia and has two other brothers that are actors, Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth.  He is married to the beautiful Elsa Pataky and they have three children. You know him from the Marvel Movies such as Thor movies and  The Avengers movies. He also was in Rush, Snow White and the Huntsman and Star Trek Into Darkness (he plays George Kirk not Captain James Kirk). He has a ton of movies coming out. One I am excited to see is the newly redone Ghostbusters. He is playing the Huntsman again in The Huntsman Winter's War in 2016 and another Thor movie called Thor: Ragnarok.
Check out Chris in the December issue of Vanity Fair.
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Ben Whishaw as {Herman Melville}
Ben Whishaw is from England and proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation. Put some nerdy glasses on him and you will recognized him as "Q" from the James Bond Movies Spectre and Skyfall. He was also in Cloud Atlas. He is in a TV mini series this year called London Spy playing Danny.
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Tom Holland as {Young Thomas Nickerson}
Tom Holland is from England and is known for playing Lucas in The Impossible. His upcoming projects are The Lost City of Z, Backcountry, and he will play SpiderMan in the new movie Captain America: Civil War.
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Cillian Murphy as {Matthew Joy}
You might recognize Cillian Murphy from Inception. He was also in The Dark Knight and Transcendence.  His upcoming projects are Free Fire and Anthropoid.

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Ron Howard has been in the film industry since he was a child. He played Opie on The Andy Griffith Show. Did you know he directed the movie Cocoon about the old people he feel better when they swim in the pool with the alien eggs. He has directed so many movies like Backdraft, Parenthood, Far and Away. But probably the movie that put him on the map for being a director was Apollo 13. But other notable movies are A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, The DaVinci Code,  (and all the other Da Vinci Code movies), and Rush (with Chris Hemsworth). His upcoming projects are The Untitled Beatles Documentary and The Girl Before.
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{Movie Trailer}

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Kelly said...

That was Chris Pine in Star Trek, not Chris Hemsworth! There are too many actors named Chris in Hollywood ;)

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