The Finest Hours Review
When I was invited to attend the screening of the Finest Hours I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to go or not. But I did some research and really liked that this is based off an actual event that happened back in the 1950’s. So after seeing that I decided that yes I did want to see it. I asked my hubby if he wanted to go and he was excited to see it too. He’d done his research and was sure it would be a good movie.
We get there and we were literally glued after the first 20 minutes. It was very high action and fast moving. My friend went with me. She was sure that she would like it okay. But she didn’t want to leave to go to the Little Girl’s room while it was going. She waited until it was over. That’s two girls that enjoyed this movie a lot. You know it’s a good movie if you refuse to go to the bathroom. It was wave after wave of intense action. Casey Affleck did a superb job being in charge of the ship unexpectedly. I enjoyed his character and rooted for him. Chris Pines had the right amount of charm and do good to make him a believable character in the 50’s. It was a great thing to see a powerful woman in the 1950’s as well. I loved Holliday Grainger’s strong character and yet she was still soft and feminine. That was considered taboo back then. But she was looking out for her man and that spoke to me. If you’re on the fence on seeing this movie you must go see it. You won’t regret it. It’s one of those that’s so intense seeing it on the big screen is the only way. It’s an uplifting story of perserverance in the face of danger and doing what’s right. So make sure you check it out. It’s open today.
Check out the clips and featurette’s below.
Coast Guard Featurette
THE FINEST HOURS storms into theatres everywhere today January 29th!
Nothing to do with Luck Clip
THE FINEST HOURS (In Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D)
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Genre: Heroic Action-Thriller
U.S. Release date: January 29, 2016
Cast: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana
Director: Craig Gillespie
Producers: Jim Whitaker, Dorothy Aufiero
Executive Producer: Doug Merrifield
Screenplay by: Scott ilver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Based upon the book by: Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias
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.
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.
Disney’s “The Finest Hours” is the unforgettable story of the Coast Guard’s courageous mission, which is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars: Chris Pine; Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck; Ben Foster; Holliday Grainger; John Ortiz; and Eric Bana. Produced by Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero, the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Doug Merrifield serves as executive producer. “The Finest Hours” storms into U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016 in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D.