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2010: Moby Dick (2010)

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A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormousprehistoric whale that maimed him.

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Trey Stokes

Writers:

Paul Bales (screenplay), Herman Melville (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Bostwick ... Captain Ahab
Renée O'Connor ... Dr. Michelle Herman
Matt Lagan ... Capt. John 'Boomer' Enderby
Adam Grimes ... Lt. Commander Starbuck
Dean Kreyling ... Admiral De Deers
Jay Gillespie ... Young Ahab
Jay Beyers Jay Beyers ... Young Boomer
Carl Watts ... Captain Pollard
Thom Rachford Thom Rachford ... Captan Chase
Carlos Antonio ... Captain Macey
Brian Hall Brian Hall ... Stubb
Bart Baggett ... Lt. Flask
Michael Teh ... Queequeg
Derrick Scott ... Pip (as Derrick A. Scott)
Durant ... Doughby (as Durant Fowler)
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A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormousprehistoric whale that maimed him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moby Dick See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The sound effect used when the sonar pulses are sent out is the same one as used in the original War of the Worlds film, when the alien "periscope" is scanning the area after it has been constructed by the occupants of the cylinders. See more »

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No U.S. Navy ship commander has the authority to use a nuclear weapon without permission from the command authority of the United States. This restriction is deeply ingrained in the U.S. military, and would without question result in the officers of the ship turning on the captain at any attempt to use such a weapon on his own authority. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Captain Brian Tashtego: Down scope. Take her down, Mr. Davis.
Millard 'Duck' Davis: Aye, Captain.
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Alrighty then. This was, well uhm, special...
11 December 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, you already know what kind of movie this was going to be. A bad one, and it turned out to be just that. It is the kind of movie that is similar to a car crash, you know you shouldn't look, but you can't help it.

Lets start with the story, it was sort of a re-take on the classic tale, though oddly twisted and warped in a sense. And it was actually not really necessary for the world to have another Moby Dick movie, at least not of this caliber.

The special effects in the movie were, well, special! They were hilarious, and I was wondering how come in this day when we write 2010, that these type of fake effects and cheesy CGI's still take place. If you can't make it look believable, don't make it at all. Half-hearted attempts do not please the viewers.

There were two familiar faces in this movie, those being Barry Bostwick (playing captain Ahab) and Renée O'Connor (playing Dr. Michelle Herman). Now why they agreed to do this movie is beyond me, but hey, who am I to question Hollywood celebrities? Usually Bostwick and O'Connor appear in sort-of-alright movies and TV series, but this? ... The cast in the movie was actually decent enough, despite the lack of any major blockbuster names. And most people also put on adequate performances, though there was a lot of times where you could see that the people didn't fully have their hearts in the movie.

As for the dialogue, well it was adequate, though at times kind of strained to witness.

This take on the Moby Dick story is one that should be bagged and tagged and not really talked about again. It was not a good attempt at it, in my honest opinion. And truthfully, then I didn't even make it halfway through the movie. I couldn't stand the effects (or rather lack thereof) and the weak storyline. I gave up. But hats off to those actually managing to sit through the movie in its entire length.


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