A Perfect Storm

And y'know what? You're a god-damn swordboat captain and is there anything better in the world? [yes, ed]

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * * · · )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * · )

Buy A Perfect Storm from

A Perfect Storm image

One has to wonder how many truck drivers or factory workers are killed and never get a movie made after them or a scene where a Michael Ironside, best actor who ever lived, who proves that at least he can try a Boston accent (unlike Clooney). The movie does have some subplots that are far from evil, following the sailing boat that was caught in the storm as well as the Coast Guard and how they deal with the situation as well. The unfortunate subplot was between the two captains of the fishing ships and the nails-on-chalkboard relationship of Whalburg and his squeeze who hasn't played a bearable character in any film I have seen of hers. The DVD is very nice with a 2.35 to 1 16x9 enhanced transfer and a full Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. There are a few extra features including three commentary tracks as well. I can't say I hated this movie, it was generally entertaining, but I just have a hard time with movies that try to make me feel all heroic and noble about five divorced alcoholics who died while doing their job. There are millions who are just as noble and none of them get movies made about them. Why should I care now? Oh, the 1.5 million-dollar wave, that's why. They can't do a multi million-dollar special effects epic about a guy who cuts his hand off at the auto plant.