Titanic is the biggest and most known ship sinking event in our history. Mainly because of the size of the ship and how many people died that day, as well as how it happened. But back in 1952, one of the worst storms in our history hit off the coast of New England, which damaged an oil tanker in shocking ways and led to an incredible series of events for the rescue mission. The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine covers that story, here’s its first trailer and poster.
In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. The Finest Hours is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.
Wow, pretty crazy trailer. I had no idea about this event or film before the trailer popped up on my YouTube page, and I’ve got to say, I’m really interested in it now. It’ll have major action set pieces for sure, that’s almost a guarantee, but I walked away from the trailer feeling as if this film will succeed because of its performances from names like Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, and many more. Yeah, it’ll be a lot of special effects because well, you can’t really do practical effects for this kind of story. But as far as those special effects go, they are pretty big and stellar to look at. Only a minimal number of shots from the trailer, but every shot I saw showed that these effects aren’t messing around.
I will say that the only thing that scares me is that January release date… As we all know January is kind of the toilet bowl month of the movie season, as movies usually go to die there. But because it’s Disney, I do have faith and am still looking forward to checking it out.
The Finest Hours hits theaters January 29th, 2016. Directed by Craig Gillespie starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Holliday Grainger, Rachel Brosnahan, and Eric Bana.