This Movie Blogger Gives it 2 Thumbs up, Way Up!!
Saying this movie was incredible is an understatement. I loved it from beginning to end. Talk about action, romance, the suspense seriously - I was completely memorized by the action of the rescue that takes place. I was on pins and needles not knowing if they would be successful getting these guys rescued. Honestly, I'm not sure I could even imagine what they were going through, it was February in Massachusetts and talk about cold, just watching them I was shivering in the movie theater. Imagine being on the Atlantic Ocean during an intense nor'easter and trying pull off a rescue in rough seas that produced waves over 60 feet. Not to mention snow, rain, blinding hurricane winds and everything else going against you. Plus people telling you not go, you'll never make it.
Against all odds the 4 men set out on the unforgiving sea and make a stand together to do their job. To Save, Live or Die trying.
Now that's Drama!
This story is one of Disney's favorite things to do base a movie on a true story that is an under dog story. I was so happy with the outcome. I also love that it took place in a place I love Cape Cod, I have visited that particular beach, town and lighthouse where the Coast Guard station is located in Chatham.
Watch this clip about what courage means with a little glimmer of hope! Never give up!!
Please go see this movie - it's a great movie for everyone. It has a lot of great heroic moments and that reminded me that there is good people in this world who would risk their lives for others. AKA our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. My only wish is that the hero of this movie got to see the movie made about him - U.S.C.G - Captain Bernie Webber died in 2009.
Here's a Inside look about how they did it!
Thanks and Enjoy!!
A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.