Monday, 21 October 2013

'Captain Phillips' Film Review

Captain Phillips is an absorbing film based on a real life story about a cargo ship getting attacked by Somali Pirates looking for a quick pay day. Fortunately the main character, Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) does everything he can to try and stop the small group of Pirates from getting their way. Captain Phillips tries his hardest to protect his crew and attempt to stop the Pirates from getting on board the vessel.

Tom Hanks portrays Captain Phillips as a determined and  heroic character who always puts his crew first. This film will have a tight grasp of your attention from start to finish and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The real Captain Richard Phillips was described as "reckless" by his crew and he told white lies to make himself sound more like a hero when he was swamped in media attention. He is now a published writer who has written a handful of books and who said the film "portrayed my crew very well, and portrayed the work truly. We're not the best dressed, we don't talk the nicest, but we're pretty regular people."