|Apparently the real Captain Phillips has been trying to ply this incident for personal gain which has resulted in him being somewhat demonized.... If I ever got kidnapped by pirates I would milk that incident for glory the rest of my life, so I do not understand the supposed hostility.|
Some people were saying that Barkhad Abdi is a breakout performer in this. I do not really agree. He is barely acting. The nervousness he portrays is being interpreted as a trait of his character, someone who is using violence to try and make money but surrounded by hostile forces... people chose to see as acting. Really it just seems like someone who doesn't act being in a movie. He is nervous because millions of people are going to watch this movie for Tom Hanks but there are numerous scenes in which Barkhad is the focus of the scene, and he is probably worried he won't measure up. And he doesn't for the most part. He was cast because he looks like a Somali Pirate, not because he is a skilled actor.
|Seriously, the main Character has no name, he is listed in the credits as "Our Man".|
I should note the only reason I watched this is because it was the #1 of a film reviewer I like named Cecil.
|If this image were to talk without point then it would perfectly sum up the film.|