Captain Phillips is the mostly true story of Captain Phillips. A captain of a container ship, which was boarded by somali pirates in 2009. And if you’re all like “yeah, yeah, yeah who cares?” No. 556 more words
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Paul Greenglass can make a good fact-based thriller. While the story of the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama and taking of its captain is known to many—and Phillips takes some liberties with the story—Greenglass still effectively points out some interesting and probably lesser known details concerning modern day piracy and the defensive measures taken against it in the era of globalized commerce and militarization. 34 more words
Captain Phillips – Rapid Review!
Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks (Captain Richard Phillips) dir. Peter Greengrass – 134 mins
Having set out on a voyage from Oman to Mombasa Captain Phillips (Hanks – Saving Private Ryan) and his crew find themselves heading through the Somalian waters as they traverse the Horn of Africa, a known area for Somalian pirates. 683 more words