Historical drama about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Japanese forces in World War II, and the travails endured by the few survivors both while adrift in the Philippine Sea and during the eventual scapegoating and court-martial of Captain Charles B. McVay III (Nicolas Cage).~Violet LeVoit
"The making od USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage" featurette
I still haven't yet had a chance to watch the movie but it arrived today with a broken case on the bottom I know that it wasn't broken in shipping because none of the pieces from the bottom of the case we're in any of the containers or packaging that this single product came in. I may be a fossil, however I still keep all my cases but considering the price of this item I'm sure it'll be a pain to do anything about it as long as the movie works I guess I'll have to forget about it. See pictures. I don't live anywhere near Best Buy but if I did I would try to walk in and ask them for a case.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
It's an Okay Movie, but the Story Needs to be Told
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
It is a good movie. It is far from my favorite but a decent watch. I think it is a story that needs to be told as not too many people know about it. That said I am sure it could have been done better.
My Dad was on the Doyle when it was called to rescue the Indiannapolis survivors and, while familiar with the historical version of what happened, the movie drives home the anguish and the suffering of the survivors.
And, if you paid attention to Jaws, you had an inclining of what happened when you listen to Quint tell the tale.
But, I though the production values could have been better and they probably should have spent a little more adding to the cast so that you could be presented with the hundreds of sailors left in the water after the sinking. Without the additional extras, you couldn't grasp the enormity of how many were lost.
Also, I'm not sure Nick Cage was the best choice to play the captain, but he did an adequate job.
Despite some of those production shortcomings, it's a worthwhile film to view to drive home the sacrifices and the trauma of World War II.
Very interesting movie about a true US Navy ship that brought one of the atomic bombs from America to a forward area to be used against Japan. Ship was suppose to get escort and was not provided any. Ship was sunk and hundreds died before rescue. What can go wrong did. Only ship during WWII that Captain was held accountable!
I am disappointed that you keep downsizing the DVD department. Some people, mostly around my age, would like to have DVD's instead of a "digital" copy of a movie. I don't want to watch movies on my phone or my computer. That is why I purchased a big screen tv with surround sound! Please do not do away with this department. There are really no other stores that have a good selection that you can walk in and look at to purchase.
I loved this movie, actually it was very sad, but based on a true story. My husband and I both cried, and that never happens! But the problem with the dvd was that every so often it would go blank. I tried to reorder it, but no more copies were in stock. So I figure it was just an old copy.