I love a good suspenseful action packed thriller so I was really looking forward to The Finest Hours which is out on DVD today! There is something about knowing that it’s based on a true story that ads to the excitement of it all!
I had a little bit of a difficult time getting into it at first. I always have a hard time connecting with movies that take place in a different time period I can’t relate to. It wasn’t long however until I was pulled into the story of Bernie and Miriam.
There was an instant shift in the tone of the movie as soon as we see the tanker on the sea in an awful storm. I could just feel the tension.
When the tanker breaks apart in the storm, understandable chaos ensues. An unlikely leader named Sybert played by Casey Affleck steps forward to take control when the captain is gone.
The coast guard boat driven by Bernie played by Chris Pine was more stressful to me than the tanker they were going to rescue! That got my heart pounding like crazy and I was on the edge of my seat the rest of the movie!
It was a relief when it would shift back to what was happening on land to get a break from the stress of it all!
In the face of crisis leaders emerge and unlikely heroes do what no one else has the strength to do. We see two heroes emerge in The Finest Hours that will inspire you!
About the Movie
This heroic action-thriller is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. In 1952, a massive winter storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, ripping a T-2 oil tanker in half and trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly sinking stern. When word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard, four men led by Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) set out in a 12-seat boat on a daring mission to rescue the stranded men, braving freezing cold, 60-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, and guided by Webber’s vow that “We all live, or we all die.” Packed with thrilling, larger-than-life action and anchored in a belief in the strength of the human spirit, The Finest Hours is a triumph.
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Watch these Deleted Scenes
The Story of How they Met – Deleted Scene
A Desperate Idea – Deleted Scene
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