Meh, I thought it was boring. This is more of an in memoriam video than a true doc.
Reasons I didn't like it;
Alex and his crew think that most circumnavigators sail non-stop. This is complete nonsense.
There is a difference between risk and unnecessary risk. I remember a part where a crew member
got hit in the head
and almost went overboard
. The crew member
commented that they threw away all the life vests a year ago. Why?
Also the boat almost ran aground on a reef because the skipper
wanted to save a few hours. Are you kidding me? I doubt they even had an epirb
and the captain
is being careless.
Since most of the interviews were conducted after Alex's death, they have a form of "idol worship." which I was a little put off by.
I'm sure my comments will spark a few comments. I just saw someone who was an extreme extrovert and he needed people around to feed his own ego.
Overall this story reminds me a lot of Chris McCandless and the film "Into the Wild." Chris was more of an introvert while Alex is an extrovert.
Alex had a can do attitude which is commendable but what if family
and friends hadn't come to his aid to repair the boat when he didn't have any skills?