Tuesday, December 20, 2016
In the Heart of the Sea (2016)
This is a very good sea adventure movie in and of itself, one that is about whalers but is in fact very sympathetic to whales. The whaling industry is waning and so are the abundant whale populations that were hunted and harvested for their oil. It seems that there is always a time when an old form of income for the middle class is waning and another is rising. Now we have steel manufacturing and the coal industry. Then it was whaling. This rendition of the story of Moby Dick, which is told from the perspective of the tale that inspired the book rather than the events of the book itself, is very well done and gripping to watch.