Games of Thrones + Peaky Blinders / Harry Potter = In the Heart of the Sea

RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★

At least that seems to be the math formula used to come up with the cast list. I suppose, though, to get the full sum of major characters, we would have to carry the new James Bond movies and take the square root of The Avengers.

I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. I was prepared, based upon its flopping like a whale of a fish at the box office, for it to be a complete dud. However, except for some lame CGI scenes, I found it to be quite… “the bomb*.”

I especially enjoyed how the tale of a whaling ship being brought to doom by a vindictive whale – the inspiration for Moby Dick, of course – was unwillingly told by the old drunkard of a whaler Tom Nickerson (Mad Eye Moody) to Herman Melville (Q).

Some other notable cast member characters are:

Thor – Owen Chase
Vampire hunter, Abraham Lincoln – George Pollard
Thomas Shelby – Matthew Joy
Authur Shelby – Caleb Chappel
Catelyn Stark – Mrs. Nickerson
Benjen Stark – Benjamin Lawrence
Spiderman – Young Tom Nickerson
Tom Riddle – Henry Coffin

I guess I’m going to have to give the book the movie is based on another try. I downloaded the audiobook version via my Overdrive app a while ago, but it kept putting me to sleep. But, in the book’s defense, most audiobooks do that to me so it’s best not to judge it solely by its lullaby effect upon me.



*In this instance, “the bomb” is used in the spirit of the contemporary vernacular of the youth to mean something good, as opposed to “a bomb,” which, of course and as oddly as it may seem, means something bad… like a dud.


Rating System:
★ = Unwatchable
★ ★ = Poor Movie
★ ★ ★ = Average Movie
★ ★ ★ ★ = Outstanding Movie
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ = Exceptional Movie


2 Replies to “Games of Thrones + Peaky Blinders / Harry Potter = In the Heart of the Sea”

  1. This sounds like a movie I should definitely add to my list of stuff to watch. The cast looks pretty solid. I’m a big fan of Peaky Blinders, and I’m not trying to be a nit picky Internet critic here so please don’t take what I’m about to say the wrong way.

    I thought you might find it interesting that it’s Arthur Shelby, although the thick accent makes it sound like they are always calling him Author. I had to watch with subtitles until I got used to the accents so I didn’t miss half of what was said.

    Great work here as always Kurt. Take care.

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    1. Ha ha. Good catch! I guess I’ve spent so long fancying myself an author that was just my brain doing won of those annoying incorrect autocorrect things.

      Peaky Blinders, by far, is my favorite all-time show. Not sure why I haven’t blogged about it yet… need to correct that.

      Thanks for the kind, encouraging words, my friend. :)



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