Last Monday (February 22nd), Millman Street Resource Centre members were taken to the Warner Brothers cinema in Theobalds Road for a screening of In The Heart of The Sea. The movie, directed by ex-Happy Days star Ron Howard, is based on the true story of the incident which inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick, though is not a strict remake of the classic film which memorably featured Gregory Peck.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland (not Tom Hollander), Ben Wishaw and Michelle Fairley, this CGI-enhanced creature feature was “too noisy,” for Helena. “A lot of people going up and down in boats,” she said.
However, Steve thought it was good. “It was never dull,” he said, “and kept up interest. Quite high-energy,” whereas he thought the original Moby Dick to be “quite dull.”
It would be, ahem, quite monstrous to give away the plot, but suffice to say, In The Heart of The Sea features seafaring japery gone awry, incidents of unrestrained harpooning and even a touch of cannibalism.
Holborn Community Association would like to thank our friends at Warner Bros, as ever, for the hard work of their volunteers and generously inviting local older people to experience this latest cinematic spectacular free of charge.
Report by that notorious land-lubber, Notes Smudger