Watching redford was like sticking steel
bolts through my skull. I saw nothing whitty in his character. Pulling out a sextant
? Really? What about that hand held GPS
backup you have? How about a handheld radio
? Who the hell goes to sea without a handheld GPS
? Let's not even start with his sailing ability.. how about keeping that boat moving dummy?
IMO Captain Phillips was about dealing with a situation that was dealt to him. I mean, you are a commercial
captain... its not like you are given a crew of SEALS
to work with.. they are loaders and bosons and whatnot. Merchant marine folk with a different set of skills. They were given a job to deliver goods from point a to point b and that is what they do.
I think it was also about pointing out the absurdity of the precautions that the shipping
companies use for anti-piracy. For example, pointing out how useless the pirate gates were (after I assume he received training saying that they would work), or that there was no "safe room" for the crew, or that all they have against ak-47's is a bunch of hoses.
Maiden Trip was very very good.