Based on the story of the whaling ship Essex that was sunk by a whale, which in turn inspired the story Moby Dick. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Michelle Fairley, Tom Holland.
This is a compelling story, obscured only by poor film editing. There were several points in the film where it was easy to distinguish between the sets and the CGI, which I found distracting. However, it didn’t detract from the amazing story of these men who survived the sinking of their ship by a whale. It also presents an interesting historical viewpoint of our reliance on whale oil before the invention of electricity. Captivating and exciting, this film is worth a watch.