I see from the weekend box office reports that moviegoers chose the special effects heavy (yet atmospherically light) Gravity over the low tech story of high seas piracy Captain Phillips.
They chose wrong.
And while they were both amazing yet different achievements in film making, I think Captain Phillips goes one better in its decision to let emotion tell the story.
The confusion. The fear. The anger. The desperation. All clearly visible on the faces of the crew and the Somali pirates.
No 3D or IMAX was necessary to tell this story. Just an incredible performance by the first-time actors who portrayed the pirates…and the brilliance that we have grown to expect (but that’s still stunning to behold) from everyman Tom Hanks.
Go see Captain Phillips. I promise…
You won’t miss that extra D.