Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley. 122 min. Rated PG-13. USA/Australia/Spain/UK/Canada. Adventure/Biography.
The true events that inspired Herman Melville to write "Moby Dick"; the Jaws-like story of 19th century whalers running into a whale with the mentality of a human predator, and committing an abominable act to survive. While its mention is the narrative peak of the movie, the act didn't end up in the book - which makes you wonder why this film was made. Howard has lots of average movies, a few good movies, and one exceptional movie. With all its awe and intensity, and even with a good moral message at the end, this is one of his average ones.