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Tom Hanks has to deal with a piracy situation in the second trailer for Captain Phillips

08.07.2013

The first trailer for CAPTAIN PHILLIPS gave us surface details on the true life experience of Captain Richard Phillips. Now in the second trailer what we once thought was intense, is now preying on our every claustrophobic fear. I think if you weren't sold on the first trailer this one will certainly reel you in:

There's talk out there that this is potential Oscar bait, and maybe a win in the Best Actor category for Tom Hanks. I can definitely see it possibly getting some awards: true story coupled with a powerhouse performance from Hanks. Sort of a no-brainer if they film turns out to be as intense as the trailer leads it to be.

Synopsis: Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass's multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is – through Greengrass's distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control. The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray based upon the book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS hits theaters October 11, 2013.

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Source: Sony Pictures

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11:19AM on 08/08/2013
This looks good, but what a lame title.
This looks good, but what a lame title.
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10:05AM on 08/08/2013
Paul Greengrass is my favorite director. Love all his work. Cannot wait for this.
Paul Greengrass is my favorite director. Love all his work. Cannot wait for this.
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10:01AM on 08/08/2013
Looks great.
Looks great.
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10:01AM on 08/08/2013

D:

Doesn't really do anything for me. Tom Hanks constantly comes in and out of his forced accent. Maybe this would look better with someone else.
Doesn't really do anything for me. Tom Hanks constantly comes in and out of his forced accent. Maybe this would look better with someone else.
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9:37AM on 08/08/2013
The very end of the trailer is smart. A POV shot from a SEAL's sniper scope then hard cut to the lifeboat rocking violently in the churn of the ocean.
The very end of the trailer is smart. A POV shot from a SEAL's sniper scope then hard cut to the lifeboat rocking violently in the churn of the ocean.
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11:36PM on 08/07/2013

Looks good.

Ain't no shrimpin' boat though.
Ain't no shrimpin' boat though.
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11:25PM on 08/07/2013
From what I understand, the captain was a total idiot that put his crew in danger totally unnecessarily, regularly ignoring the dangers outlined to him before and during the journey. Other than that, MERICA!
From what I understand, the captain was a total idiot that put his crew in danger totally unnecessarily, regularly ignoring the dangers outlined to him before and during the journey. Other than that, MERICA!
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10:32PM on 08/07/2013
This looks good. I don't think it's as Oscar Bait-y as, say, The Butler. It looks like it could be a genuinely gripping film.
This looks good. I don't think it's as Oscar Bait-y as, say, The Butler. It looks like it could be a genuinely gripping film.
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9:32PM on 08/07/2013

Looks good for Oscar Bait

The only reason I say Oscar Bait is because I'm getting sick if the "go to" formula for established directors on true life gritty stories. I found Denzel's performance last year as an original character in an original story more powerful than this movie could ever convey. That's not a dig at Greengrass and Hanks by any stretch. I'm sure there was an original story to be told from this formula that they couldve taken it farther.
The only reason I say Oscar Bait is because I'm getting sick if the "go to" formula for established directors on true life gritty stories. I found Denzel's performance last year as an original character in an original story more powerful than this movie could ever convey. That's not a dig at Greengrass and Hanks by any stretch. I'm sure there was an original story to be told from this formula that they couldve taken it farther.
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9:09PM on 08/07/2013
This was one helluva trailer. Looks great. Wish they'd change the shitty title though!
This was one helluva trailer. Looks great. Wish they'd change the shitty title though!
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8:43PM on 08/07/2013
Film looks really fantastic. Really, really excited to see this one and it's probably a safe bet that Hanks will be nominated this year for an Oscar either between this or the Walt Disney film he is doing.
Film looks really fantastic. Really, really excited to see this one and it's probably a safe bet that Hanks will be nominated this year for an Oscar either between this or the Walt Disney film he is doing.
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