Captain Phillips is based on a true story of a cargo ship being taken over by pirates, the captain being taken hostage, and a heroic ending. I'm not sure I can say spoiler here, as this was all over the news seven years ago and everyone (for the most part) knows how this whole thing ended. Recently, all the movies I've watched that have been based on a true story have just been blah. This one, however, was really good. Even though I knew how the whole thing would end, I was still glued to my seat waiting to see what would happen next.
I don't know much about the true story and Somalian piracy, so I'm sure that a lot of this film was "loosely" based on what really happened. The lead pirate, Muse (played by Barkhad Abdi), was terrifying. Even though he was obviously the head of the crew, you could still see all the tension that arose throughout the movie with all the pirates involved. As far as Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks), he was so smart the entire time he was with the Somalians with their guns to his head. I definitely would not have thought of all those little things to potentially outsmart them. Tom Hanks excelled in this role, as he always does.
After like an hour and a half of the arguing, pirate stuff, and hostage taking, the Navy finally gets to the location in the Somalian seas - HELLO NAVY SEALS <3. As I said before, I'm sure I don't have to say *SPOILER* for this, but just in case... *SPOILER* the Navy was able to save Captain Phillips from the pirates. I will say, this was awesome. With one bullet per shooter, they were able to take out the three Somalians. You gotta be a good shot right then, especially on open waters. Kudos.
In the end Captain Phillips seemed terrified and traumatized, which Tom Hanks played extremely well. He had me crying right there with him. I am very surprised however that the real Captain Phillips returned to the seas (as told by the information at the end of the movie). Not only does he go back to the seas, but he does so very soon. If it were me, hell to the no. Captain Phillips was en excellent movie and I would definitely recommend it for our readers.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"