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Captain Philipps Full Movie Reviews :


Captain Phillips is a true story about the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama en route from Oman to Mombasa, Kenya by a crew of Somali pirates. Captain Phillipps 1The botch-up hijacking resulted in the kidnapping for ransom of the container ship captain. The movie is based on the memoir of the real Captain Richard Phillips.

The film focuses on the relationship between Captain Richard Phillips, Alabama’s commanding officer, and Muse the Somali pirate captain, who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed Captain Phillips 2ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the coast of Somalia. Phillips was kidnapped aboard a high-tech lifeboat bound for the Somali coast with the US Navy and a SEAL team in pursuit. Both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

The movie is high tension theatrics but it is not as politicized as most movies of its genre. It has political undertones but not the “in your face” kind. It is graphically startling but not the “Pulp Fiction” type; there are graphic and violent scenes but these violent and graphic scenes are needed and justified to be there. The hostage situations are so real.

Captain Phillips is very well written, acted and with brilliant cinematography. This is how a good movie should be. The only negative thing is the lack of character development of the main characters, the movie rushed into the hostage drama without developing the characters.

It stars Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips, Barkhad Abdi as Muse, Catherine Keener as Andrea Phillips, and directed by Paul Greengrass.


Gravity  Full Movie Reviews :


Gravity is a heart-pounding thriller about Dr. Ryan Stone a brilliant medical engineer and a rookie astronaut on her first shuttle mission in space together with Matt Kowalsky a veteran astronaut on his final mission. A routine spacewalk turns into a disaster with the shuttle destroyed leaving the two completely alone in space.

The disaster was caused by a detonation of a Russian satellite hundreds of miles away and has led to a chain reaction of collisions, and a massive debris field collided with the space shuttle and destroying it. The 2 astronauts were tossed into space in their spacesuits and with oxygen running out and are miles from the surface of the Erath.

The opening sequence is a stunning display of brilliant cinematography; it is a shot of Earth as the space shuttle makes its way into the frame with the deafening soundlessness of space. The first 15 minutes or so is stunning which puts you in the middle of things that turns from zen-like tranquility to mayhem within seconds. 

With a running time of only 90 minutes the movie is not about great dialogues, big special effects, there is very little dialogue and there are only 2 characters. The movie is about Gravity 4good cinematography with the tension very well manipulated. It is about an individual trying to survive in a very hostile environment.

Sandra Bullock is brilliant, she delivered a superb performance and the movie as a whole is an outstanding achievement.  

It stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone and George Clooney as Matt Kowalski, Ed Harris is the Mission Control voice. The movie is directed by Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron.


Elysium Full Movie Reviews :


Elysium is a futuristic movie about a man-made space station. In the year 2154, there are two classes of people that exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space Elysium 1station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, polluted and dirty Earth. Elysium is a giant satellite orbiting Earth, a paradise complete with clean air and an artificial atmosphere. It has everything money can buy and it is home to families who can afford it.

People of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime, overpopulation, and poverty, and have access the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium. People in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle.

Max is the only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds; he is an ordinary guy in desperate need of Elysium 3get to Elysium. Max is a reformed petty criminal. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt and her hard-line forces. If he succeeds, he could save not only his own life but millions of people on Earth as well.

The movie deals with a contemporary issue; immigration and healthcare. People migrate to seek better opportunities and in some countries, healthcare is only for the privileged few.

The special effects and production design are impeccable and seamlessly integrated into the film. The Elysium environment looks very real. The close-up fights look very real and convincing. The fights are short not unlike in many movies where the fights go on forever.

The story and script are well written, it is both emotionally engaging and thought-provoking. The only negative with Elysium is the length of the movie that the story is crammed in 109 minutes. It had a great story to tell, they could have added more minutes.

It stars Matt Damon as Max, Jodi Foster as Secretary Delacourt, Diego Luna as Julio, Sharlto Copley as Kruger and Alice Braga as Frey. Directed by Neil Blomkamp.



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