I actually wasn’t sure how engaging Adriftwould be considering that a good amount of it takes place at sea. I’m therefore very glad to report that a key highlight of the film for me at least is the smart way the story is told and edited.
The structure of director Baltasar Kormákur’s movie did a good job at ensuring I remained interested throughout. The performances by Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley certainly helped with that. As did the film’s general premise – the true survival story of a young couple stranded at sea. Being the sucker for a touching love story that I am, I also appreciated the romance.
I’d love to say that I’ve retained a few nuggets of knowledge about surviving at sea after watching Adrift – but really all I’ve learned is that it wouldn’t be a bad idea for me to know how to sail. Watch it if the story and actors appeal. Who knows.
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Adrift is an action/ adventure/ drama based on the true survival story of a young couple who find themselves facing one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Thomas star…
I’ll definitely be watching for reasons including Sam Claflin’s wonderful beard.
Of course, the story, particularly anything useful I could pick up about survival at sea are also motivating factors.
When I first saw the teaser trailer for writer / director Oliver Stone’s new film about Edward Snowden, I was disappointed that it didn’t reveal a little more than the films title – Snowden and a few facts about the protagonist…
However, I watched the teaser again some weeks later and was reminded that just because I wanted more footage there and then, doesn’t necessarily mean that I should have had it. Instead of being mad at the tease, my imagination did overtime as I began to picture all sorts of dramatic scenes. Scenes with dialogue as engaging as the brilliant as screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s words in The Social Network Would’t that be fantastic?
Even if Snowden turns out to be nothing like The Social Network, all that really matters is that it’s good. Just as well then that the below trailer looks mighty promising.
I haven’t watched a single film in The Divergent Series. It’s likely that I won’t any time soon but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the execution of their latest trailer for Allegiant, the last instalment…
The music (a remix of ‘Tris’ by Ellie Golding) combined with the minimal dialogue and imagery is quite the audio visual experience.