Greyhound: Schlacht im Atlantik (2020)

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Greyhound: Schlacht im Atlantik: Directed by Aaron Schneider. With Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Matt Helm. Several months after the U.S. entry into World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy commander must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by a German submarine wolf pack.

“It was just OK which is reflected in my 6 star rating, which I think is generous. They made little effort at any sort of character development. Hanks has some sort of love interest that is hinted at, but thatu0026#39;s it. I thought they were going to build some sort of bond between the captain and his Black cook, but that never got off the ground. We know almost nothing more about the man at the end than in the beginning.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s a difficult challenge to portray on film the battle between a destroyer and a submarine. This movie never really pulls that off, itu0026#39;s like listening to one side of a telephone conversation. The German U-boats never seem to be part of the narrative. They try to bring the U-boats in with their radio broadcasts which come across more as obscene phone calls than viable dialogue.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlmost exactly half of the dialogue is sailors repeating orders. It got very tedious, very quickly. I thought they went too far in the whole u0026quot;navy talku0026quot; department.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI found the U-boat attack theme music to be mostly bothersome and heavy-handed, like death wail of a fat man, or a runner-up in Dumb and Dumberu0026#39;s most annoying sound in the world.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe sea burial onboard was a moving tribute to our military dead. I couldnu0026#39;t imagine a better resting place than the open sea. I was air force and not really sure what we did. Threw bodies out the back of a C130? Thatu0026#39;d be cool with me.”

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