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    22 Oct '13 23:36
    We saw this today.

    - based on a true story from 2009
    - fast paced, tense, seemed realistic
    - Tom Hanks in an everyman-as-hero role
    - The Somali actors were amateurs from Somali communities in Minnesota and Ohio.
    - in the final scene, a female Navy service member "played" her actual Navy job, and the scene was ad-libbed, or, perhaps more accurately, written during the takes. Hanks deserves an acting nomination for this scene alone.
    - puts a rather positive spin on the U.S. Navy and on the U.S. in general.

    Recommended especially for males 18-34, though my wife liked it a lot and so did I.
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    23 Oct '13 01:27
    Originally posted by JS357
    Recommended especially for males 18-34, ...
    Why that age bracket?
    I'm planning to see it soon so maybe I'll find out then.
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    23 Oct '13 02:051 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    We saw this today.

    - based on a true story from 2009
    - fast paced, tense, seemed realistic
    - Tom Hanks in an everyman-as-hero role
    - The Somali actors were amateurs from Somali communities in Minnesota and Ohio.
    - in the final scene, a female Navy service member "played" her actual Navy job, and the scene was ad-libbed, or, perhaps more accurately, writ ...[text shortened]... general.

    Recommended especially for males 18-34, though my wife liked it a lot and so did I.
    Some of the crew members seem to disagree.

    http://nypost.com/2013/10/13/crew-members-deny-captain-phillips-heroism/

    http://www.wbur.org/2010/04/27/pirate-flap-2
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    23 Oct '13 05:03
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Some of the crew members seem to disagree.

    http://nypost.com/2013/10/13/crew-members-deny-captain-phillips-heroism/

    http://www.wbur.org/2010/04/27/pirate-flap-2
    Fascinating. I look forward to Tom Hanks' response, if any.
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    23 Oct '13 05:05
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Why that age bracket?
    I'm planning to see it soon so maybe I'll find out then.
    That age bracket likes this kind of movie, IMO.
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    23 Oct '13 19:46
    Originally posted by JS357
    That age bracket likes this kind of movie, IMO.
    Yes as you previously said.
    I was just curious "why".
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    23 Oct '13 21:14
    Did they not have one gun on Capt Philips boat?
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    23 Oct '13 21:16
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Yes as you previously said.
    I was just curious "why".
    Some of the reviewers I read specify it as a demographic that is targeted by the movie industry. I think there are two kinds of movies they have in mind: those like Diehard or Hurt Locker, and those like Dumb and Dumber or American Pie. The demographic isn't literally 18 - 35, it's a state of mind.
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    23 Oct '13 21:161 edit
    Originally posted by sonic snow
    Did they not have one gun on Capt Philips boat?
    According to the movie, not one gun. It was intentional company policy not to fight, although a form of water cannon was deployed (numerous ones, which except for a malfunction, might have worked).
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