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Two of the MCU’s biggest stars, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland, collaborated against a common enemy years before they faced Thanos. Avengers: Infinity War And Avengers: Endgame. It was 2015 and it was the young British actor’s last job before becoming the new Peter Parker and making his debut as Spider-Man. Captain America: Civil War: A A heartbreaking sea adventure movie based on a true event in which both actors seem absolutely emaciated. Hemsworth and the other cast had to pass a test. rapid weight loss and the result achieved by the Australian, especially known for his muscular physique, went viral.

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Together with Hemsworth and Holland, they completed the cast of the film. in the heart of the sea a handful of familiar faces: the now-unmistakable Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson (who we didn’t know then from Peaky Blinders but from his other roles).Harry Potter), Frank Dillane (Fear the Walking Dead), Ben Whishaw (danish girl) and Michelle Fairley (game of Thrones), among others. at the controls: Ron Howard, Oscar-winning senior director an amazing mind and also responsible for other famous movies during his career, for example Willow, apollo 13, Cinderella Man or the Robert Langdon franchise.

in the heart of the sea Based on the novel by Nathaniel Philbrick. The sinking of the Essex whaling ship in 1820 is the same event that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick.. The story tells of the whaler’s crew trapped by a giant sperm whale that killed most of the sailors, and how the survivors of the attack drift before the worst omens: 90 days of extreme survival on three small boats facing starvation and disease as well as human misery.

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While the survivors surrounding the overwhelmed Captain George Pollard (Benjamin Walker) search for a way back home with the heavily damaged ship, Officer Owen Chase (Hemsworth) has plans of his own: He wants revenge for his comrades and kills the whale. . , no matter what. Tom Holland, who we see very young at just 18, has only a more secondary role as steward Thomas Nickerson, who, as an adult, played by Brendan Gleeson, tells the story to writer Herman Melville (Whishaw). famous Moby-Dick.

Sometimes we don’t want to believe, story told in the heart of the sea mostly authentic. The film is based on the nonfiction book “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick, but this is mainly based on information provided by two eyewitnesses who have lived through it. his own flesh: first of all, that of the steward, Thomas Nickerson, who will write his memoirs years later, and in the book The Story of the Whaling Ship Essex’s Most Extraordinary and Tragedy Wreck His book appeared in 1821, a few months after First Officer Owen Chase was rescued.

Despite the star-studded cast, the skill of Ron Howard, and the film’s powerful true story, in the heart of the sea It was received quite lukewarmly, both critically and at the box office. The 93 million that the film collected could not recover the investment of the 100 million budget that the film took into account. The movie premiered just a week before the most anticipated premiere of the year and is undoubtedly also one of the most anticipated of the decade. Star Wars: The Force AwakensThe first of the new trilogy of the galactic series.

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Definitely not the best competition on the bill. However, despite the fact that In the Heart of the Sea was originally scheduled to come out a few months ago, the decision was made to delay and adapt it to 3D, keeping in mind that it might compete better. We don’t know what would have happened if movies of the year had followed his original plan, but facing the return of Star Wars was expensive for him.

Source: Sensacine

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