Sunday, October 13, 2013

Captain America

Susan I saw a pretty good movie this afternoon – "Captain Phillips." If you keep up with movies in the least, if probably seen reviews of this one, about a huge American cargo ship being seized by four heavily armed Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Movie is based on a true story that happened in 2009. It's really a tense film, and the anxiety you feel for the crew and the dread about what is going to happen keeps building. After some pretty tense times on the boat, the American military arrives with its awesome might, and you know how this story is going to end.

In the hallway after the movie, one of the ladies who accompanied Susan said "Thank God for the SEALS." That's what she got out of it, one supposes. How did she miss the desperation of these pirates, the desperate homeland they come from, the desperate straits they were in under the thumb of cruel vicious warlords? The humanity of these four guys, even though they were pirates? The last emotions that I felt coming out of the movie were elation that we have SEALs who can go kill guys on the high seas all in a days work, and destroyers and aircraft carriers, and high tech everything. Go see the movie. See what you think.
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