The Perfect Storm Reviews
Saw this on 2/2/15
Wolfgang Petersen directs The Perfect Storm exquisitely and it effectively portrays the horrors of sea. The visual effects are extraordinary and the cinematography is fine. The film has got plenty of good acting from all the stars except Diane Lane who at towards unbearable extends. One good thing about this film is that it does not try to show the effects of the storm on just one ship on whom the main actors are aboard, but instead it shows the turmoils of a few other ships that are drowned in the storm and also the Coast Guard rescue team that tries to help these people. In doing so, some may feel that the film fails to provide enough characterization for it's key players. The dialogues are way too cheesy and that's disappointing.
Acting - 7
Writing - 6
Dialogue - 7.5
Plot & Characterization - 5
Cinematography & Editing - 8
Soundtrack/Score & Set Design - 7
How much I enjoyed it personally - 6.5
In the beginning it wasn't really my type of movie. It was really drawn out. However, it did pick up in the last hour or so and was really well made, both from an acting and visual effects perspective. I was really surprised at how gripping the story became.