However, the nightmare is still not over. The surviving crew of the USS Indianapolis floated in the middle of the sea. No food and drink. For five days. History records that only 317 crew members of the USS Indianapolis were able to survive. While the rest died from dehydration and sea water poisoning. In addition, many are also attacked and eaten by sharks!
Writing the screenplay for this film took almost five years. Because you have to dig up information. Especially, from the testimony of the surviving crew. The US Navy itself helped in finalizing the script. The goal is that the story raised by this film does not deviate from historical facts.
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This film project, produced by Michael Mendelsohn and Richard Rionda Del Castro, has actually been heard since 2011. However, due to the length of writing the script, the shooting process only started on June 19, 2015. Which almost coincided with the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.
Hannibal Classics then partnered with Hydroflex and Silo Inc. to do underwater shooting. And at the same time to work on the digital effects. Meanwhile, Walt Conti from Edge Innovations was invited to display sharks through CGI (computer-generated imagery) technology.
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After the production process was completed, the film released by Saban finally premiered in the Philippines on August 24, 2016. Unfortunately, however, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage immediately received a less than positive response from the IMDb website.
However, even so, for those who like historical films, especially those related to World War II, there is nothing wrong with watching Nicolas Cage’s latest action film. Moreover, the story that is raised is also quite exciting. Because it’s like a blend of Titanic (1997) and Jaws (1975).
The Magnificent Seven is one of the most awaited western films of 2016. The cause, obviously. This cowboy film stars a number of top Hollywood actors. Call it: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Peter Sarsgaard, and Korean star Lee Byung Hun. In addition, the title of the film released by MGM and Columbia Pictures is also quite well known. Especially, among the older generation of moviegoers.
The Magnificent Seven is quite famous because it is a remake of the western film of the same name. Edition 1960. Starring a number of veteran actors. Kind of like Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson. The old version of The Magnificent Seven is, in fact, an adaptation of a black-and-white Japanese film. The title is Seven Samurai (1954). Which is the work of legendary director Akira Kurosawa. Therefore, because it is also a remake (for the second time), the story of the latest version of The Magnificent Seven is still similar to the previous two films.
As the title implies, The Magnificent Seven tells the story of seven cowboys. Which is hired by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett). To fight a corrupt businessman: Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). Which unsettles the residents of a small town. The one called Rose Creek.
The Magnificent Seven themselves were, in fact, a bunch of lawless bandits. Led by a bounty hunter. The name is Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington). Accompanied by six multiethnic criminals. Each have their own expertise.