Friday, August 09, 2013

"They're not here to fish."

I run hot or cold on Paul Greengrass, particularly when he's in psuedo-blockbuster mode, but I'm really glad he's the guy who wound up making "Captain Phillips." True story or not, the setup of America's Most Beloved Human Tom Hanks at the mercy of ruthless Somali pirates could've made for some profoundly uncomfortable (in a bad way) "optics" in the hands of a more sensationally-inclined filmmaker; but Greengrass' judgement-free, fly-on-the-wall psuedo-verite style makes that pretty unlikely. Either way, the film's new domestic trailer looks intense.