In 2009, the world was left in suspense as the US Navy conducted a rescue mission for an American cargo ship that had been boarded by Somalian pirates and held hostage. That story is now being brought to lilm by filmmaker Paul Greengrass, a director known for such works as "The Bourne Supremacy," "The Bourne Ultimatum," and "United 93" amongst others. His latest film "Captain Phillips," which stars Tom Hanks in the lead role, is undoubtedly one of the most hotly anticipated of the year and has been receiving a tremendous amount of awards buzz. But does it deliver?
Richard Phillips (Hanks) is the captain of a cargo ship that is set to take a route through the dangerous waters of the African coast. On the Somalian coast lives Muse (newcomer Barkhad Abdi), a local fisherman that decides to join in pirating due to the financial chaos he is enduring. Muse and his crew of four eventually board Phillips' ship and a fight for survival ensues. Continue Reading