OMG!!!! This is the BEST movie! High adventure, Hanks is GREAT!!! What more can you want! Freighter taken off the Horn of Africa by Somali pirates. And what ensues.... Why can't they be armed?? don't understand that.. they are told by a crisis center they have available to call to turn on their water hoses!! WHAT?? That is a great deterrent... looks for good film, but not very lasting or effective. Military has some very specific orders. The Corpsman was wonderful, empathetic, straightforward.. and I was sobbing by the end credits... goodness. what a good GOOD show!!!! There is a short period at the beginning of both the Captain of the Maersk Alabama and the Captain of the pirate skiff getting ready for work the morning they leave for their jobs which is quite poignant and points out the differences in their lives and the World in general.
Take Care All... go to the movies!!!!