If you're looking for a way to cap your work week and jump start your weekend, I might have something you'll be interested in! Thanks to Moviepilot, on Tuesday night, I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of Disney's The Finest Hours. I wasn't sure what to expect, but anticipated enjoying the experience! I'm not much for exaggerating when writing articles, but I've never seen an AMC theatre so packed! Okay, okay... my excessive use of exclamation points and quip about "not exaggerating" probably induced an eye roll, but enough of the stalling, here's what you clicked on the article for...
The 3 Reasons Why You Should See This Move!
I'm going to go on record and say that Holliday Grainger is going to become a household name in the very near future. I know she's already been featured in movies and as Lucrezia Borgia in the Showtime series "The Borgias," but she's going to explode soon. Just wait and see! A nice combination of the hopeless romanticism of a Juliet and womanly grit of Rosie the Riveter, her portrayal of Miriam was original and refreshing. She managed to shine in a small sample size but Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster stand at the forefront, headlining the movie and providing solid performances in their own right.
The screening was viewed in 3D. I'm not the biggest 3D fan (sometimes it gives me headaches) but this movie had good visuals and the CGI looked real enough to keep me engaged in the movie. (I was also headache free!) I figured that the studio would have difficulty bringing this disaster movie to life but the practical and 3D effects blended nicely for a beautiful result! Shooting the movie in those cold tones made me feel like I was watching a Christopher Nolan film, but it provided a genuine feeling of gloom and despair that the audiences could share with the characters.
3) Entertainment Value
The avid movie critics might have a few holes to poke in this movie, but it's an excellent choice for the average viewer. Its far superior to disaster movies such as 2012 and San Andreas in many ways, and provides a solid movie going experience. I'd recommend seeing the movie with a significant other and figure that this could be the perfect ending to a fun date night. I anticipate solid reviews, not on the level of a summer blockbuster, but The Finest Hours is one of the better movies you'll see during the dawn of 2016!
To Moviepilot, thanks again for allowing me to see this movie. And to you, the reader, thanks for listening to me rant! I hope you enjoyed the read, the movie and tune in for my next article! Until next time!