Greyhound (2020)

Directed by Aaron Schneider

Starring Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan

For the second night in a row, I see a war movie. Released today on Apple TV, I have to say this Tom Hanks film was more than I expected.

The film is about a fleet of ally ships carrying supplies and more men to aid Britain in the Second World War. They set sail with aircrafts providing cover from above until they reach what is called the Pitt where the planes can no longer provide the cover. For that trail, the ships must take care of themselves.

When I say this film was more than I expected I mean that I thought it would be more of a dramatic story about the war. What I saw was the most thrilling movie I have seen in a while. The movie keeps you tense right from the start. The action does not stop and it looked amazing. They have to fight a german fleet called the wolf and it was genius or at least for me that when they attacked the screen tuned into the target screen from the boat and a piece of certain music started, felt like jaws that the score announced the shark’s presence. The movie is not long but it kept me on edge while it lasted until the end.

Tom Hanks is a great actor and he carried this film with ease. I liked that the character felt human in the sense that he showed his emotions and the weight of his responsibility and Hanks reflected the regret or the sorrow the character felt when lives were lost. Great performance by Tom Hanks. The cast was able to keep up and keep the pace of this film high.

Great film, really a tense film that I think keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat. And one thing I did not know is that Tom Hanks wrote the screenplay.

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