The Perfect Storm
release year:2000 genre:drama/action viewing setting:theater, 7/1/2000 what I expected:no idea what I got:seaborne mayhem
synopsis:Swordfishing boat meets unique and terrible storm. Based on a true story.
impressions:Some may complain about the plot and the characters, but this movie delivers what it was intended to: absolutely breathtaking, terrifying ocean storms that are far more powerful than anything ever touched by the hand of man. Before seeing this movie, I had no idea at all how violent and terrible storms can be when you're on a boat. Now, it's drilled into my head. Also of note: fairly impressive rescues and rescue attempts of stupid people who shouldn't have been out in the storm in the first place.
acting:Pretty good all around. George Clooney's captain seemed a little dumb at times, but he was also desperate (this was set up early in the movie.)
final word:A different kind of sea disaster movie, worth seeing.
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