Cube Critic: In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Chris Hemsworth as Owen Chase in 'In the Heart of the Sea' (Jonathan Prime/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)
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MPR Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about In the Heart of the Sea, a new film based on the story that inspired "Moby-Dick".

Stephanie says the movie is not your classic "Moby-Dick" tale. Rather it's is a real-life story about men who went whaling in the Pacific Ocean in 1820, came into new waters, and were followed by one whale in particular.

"This is a great story," Stephanie said. "When it ended I thought jeez, someone should make a movie about that!"

Chris Hemsworth plays the first mate (the hero), and there are two other central characters that also vie for lead-role status. Stephanie said she doesn't understand who the audience is supposed to care about.

"In the end you really don't care about anybody and you don't know the point of what the movie was," Stephanie said. "It's a terrible movie."

In the Heart of the Sea is rated PG-13 and is playing in theaters all over Minnesota.

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MPR's Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr, join The Current's Morning Show to talk about films every Friday at 8:30 a.m.


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