Initial Reaction: Video Review - THE FINEST HOURS

After an unplanned week off due to some inclement weather we return with our second attempt at this whole video review thing. Originally, the plan was to review the film that would obviously be winning the box office this weekend in Kung Fu Panda 3, but unfortunately Dreamworks pulled all Thursday night shows last week and so we were down to either The Finest Hours or Fifty Shades of Black. While I can respect the game Marlon Wayans is playing with his micro-budget spoofs that earn back much more than their budget (though this one only garnered just over $6 million opening weekend against an unknown production budget) I was not wasting an hour and a half of my life on what was so clearly schlock. And so, The Finest Hours it was. I'd planned on seeing the film anyway, but just as I somewhat expected it didn't make the biggest splash at the B.O. and thus likely won't be our most viewed video. All of that aside though, we're still working out some kinks and getting comfortable in this setting so please excuse some of the shortcomings. I guarantee you it will only get better with time. Directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm, Fright Night, Lars and the Real Girl) and starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, and Holliday Grainger, The Finest Hours tells the true story of a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers were destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. Hit the jump to check out the new episode of INITIAL REACTION, be sure to subscribe, and thanks for watching.




You can also read my written review here.