George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C Reilly, Karen
Widescreen enhanced and the picture is, well, perfect! No
flaws spotted here at all, storm scenes, indoor scenes and
sunlight scenes are all equally gorgeous.
Dolby Digital 5.1 and the sound is again, well, perfect! The
movie and all of your speakers will come to life when the
storm begins. Excellent job of using surround to put you in
the middle of a hurricane.
Lots of extras including two behind the scenes featurettes,
one based on the movie and another based on the actual storm
the movie is based upon. Also includings commentary from director,
author and visual effects people. And finally we get storyboards,
art, and a photo montage.
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For Guys' Original Review of the Theatrical Release
in October of 1991, Hurricane Grace made her way up thru the Atlantic.
In the North Atlantic another storm was already brewing. Meanwhile
a "noreaster" was piping in lots of wind and cold air
from Canada. What happened when these three weather patterns collide
is rather remarkable. They started to feed off of each other and
created one of the strongest storms ever recorded.
this storm, the Atlantic off the coast of the northeastern U.S.
and around the Great Banks featured waves higher than a 10 story
building, 140+ mph winds and generally some of the nastiest conditions
imaginable to a seaman. This is the true story about a crew of commercial
fisherman who were stupid enough to be out in this mess.
Andrea Gail is a commercial fishing vessel with a crew of five plus
Captain Billy Tyne, played here by George Clooney. And she is the
unfortunate boat who gets caught in The Perfect Storm.
movie spends the entire time leading up to the storm trying to make
us care about these morons who are stupid enough to be out there.
As a result this thing takes on a bit of a chick flick element while
they spend all of this time focusing on the crew's relationships,
family, etc. Consequently it is also very slow until the storm starts.
once that storm kicks in, this movie has some of the best weather
effects ever seen. The visuals are absolutely outstanding. The storms
in movies like Twister are nothing compared to the effects here
with the winds and high seas.
what you end up with in this movie is a chick flick that is dead
slow for at least the first hour, but concludes with some intense
storm scenes and absolutely outstanding effects. We gave it 3 stars
as the effects make it worth seeing, however it just doesn't compare
with some of the other 4 and 5 star summer releases out there competing
for your movie dollar right now.
much, but you do need to be careful around fish hooks!
Blood & Gore
sea action, no cars.
even so much as a tantalyzing glimpse.
goal here is intensity, not humor.