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It’s Thor vs. an Evil Whale In the Heart of the Sea

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In an alleged representation of something that actually happened to inspire the writing of Moby Dick – but more directly, inspired the writing of a book with the same name as this movie – In the Heart of the Sea pits Chris Hemsworth against a giant whale that attacks for no reason. Because what cause would a whale have to attack a boat that’s loaded with harpoons? Surely none.

I congratulate the whales, though, on getting past the insidious typecasting of always being gentle, sensitive things. It’s about time Hollywood realized that not all whales are nice, and some are just pissy jerks, or even downright villainous. Look, if they’re really as smart as us, some have to be as awful as us. Sea World is right to put the smaller ones in pens, don’cha know.

This should play gangbusters in Japan. And it looks kinda fun for a Ron Howard movie. But realistic? Like I said, it’s Thor versus an evil whale.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist