The Finest Hours

Starring Chris Pine, Disney sought to make a splash in the January film graveyard with “The Finest Hours,” a story based on the real life Coast Guard rescue noted for being the largest small-boat rescue in history, on a history making day when two T2 oil tankers, The Fort Mercer and the Pendleton split in half. Make a splash it did, but not quite as large as they were hoping. The 1952 events surrounding the rescue of the Pendleton tanker are fraught with danger and heroism, but the the added romance subplot drags the film down faster than the water … Continue reading The Finest Hours