This absurdist comic brought to you by a change in perspective. Kinda changes the situation a bit, huh?

 

toni

Captain Phillips

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I have to admit, I wasn’t looking forward to seeing this movie. The trailers made it seem like melodramatic oscar bait. Besides, didn’t we live through this just a couple years ago? It was surprisingly good. Very well acted. The pirates aren’t simply caricatures, they’re well-rounded and real people.

Since watching it, however, I’ve been trying to think of ways the situation might ended more peacefully. Oh, and reading about the crew’s accounts you get to see more of the good ol’ captain than the movie lets you. Less selfless hero and more stubbornly putting everyone in danger. Still a decent movie, though.