I have to admit, I was skeptical about this film at first; the storyline was not one that would usually interest me.
But, just a few minutes into the movie, I was totally mesmerized. Unlike most films, this one was especially quick to get to the point. The introduction was not long; just enough for the audience to know the bare basics.
The film is based on the true events experienced by Captain Richard Phillips in 2009, where his cargo ship was hijacked by Somali pirates. He offered the pirates all the cash carried on his ship, but that did not satisfy the hijackers’ greed. Captain Phillips was taken as hostage and negotiations between the American Navy and the pirates commenced.
The movie really made viewers reflect on our inherent greed, and on the problems within our society. It is a perfect mixture of intensity and action; leaving viewers breathless. If you are considering seeing a movie soon, this is definitely a good one to watch.