This is a strange, somewhat quirky film. It is a very unusual story with no real conclusions.
Directed by none other than Ron Howard, In The Heart Of The Sea follows author Herman Melville (Whishaw), as he visits the last surviving crew member of whaling ship The Essex, an innkeeper by the name of Thomas Nickerson (Gleeson).
Opening with a scene that recalls Spielberg’s sea set masterpiece Jaws. Is probably not a good idea. That Great White Beast of a film is impossible to match and Ron Howard could really have done without it lurking under the waters of his choppy sea-faring yarn In the Heart of the Sea.