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Re: Movie: All is Lost
I’ve been avoiding the movie since it came out, but just recently watched it. I found it completely frustrating that they put so much effort into creating a realistic space with the boat, and had an apparently competent and realistic skipper, but then inserted some completely unrealistic and downright stupid events and actions.
I don’t recall all the details that got me annoyed (it’s a completely forgettable movie), but his actions right off the cuff were silly for someone who was clearly thinking straight. He leaves his sails up, which is good, but goes on a tack that heels the boat so the hull starting taking on water. He puts himself in incredible danger while retrieving the sea anchor (why?), and his fibreglass repair would never have held in the next storm, or even to heel against.
But to top all that off, after making the impossible repair, and having it impossibly survive, and getting himself going, and learning how to do astro nav to incredible accuracy without any almanac (another impossibility), he then basically does himself in with stupid decisions regarding sail choices, and leaving the hatch open.
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
Last edited by MikeOReilly; 03-19-2017 at 07:45 PM.