In 2009, Captain Richard Phillips, while taking his crew into international waters is hijacked by a small group of Somali Pirates who board the massive ship. This is the first American ship to be hijacked in over 200 years.
Holy smokes. I went into watching this movie having no knowledge of the ship or of Captain Phillips. Sometimes I amaze myself how little I know. 😯
The movie is powerful. It is fast moving and anxiety creating. I was on the edge of the couch while watching as the Somali pirates led by their leader, Muse, took over this massive ship. I could not even believe that these 4 pirates in a small motor boat were able to overtake such a massive ship – but they did. I was amazed that the crew was unarmed. And it is a true story.
If you are looking to watch something AMAZING this weekend I highly recommend renting Captain Phillips. I will most definitely be watching this one again. There is also a book (YAY!) called Captain’s Duty.