Movie Review: ‘In the Heart of the Sea,’ It’s man vs. leviathan

By Manhola Dargis
HOLLYWOOD---As the ice caps melt, the trickle of movies about nature’s revenge may turn into a deluge. There are oceans already sloshing through “In the Heart of the Sea,” the latest from the director Ron Howard, about the shipwreck that was an inspiration for Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick.” It’s at once a biopic and an adventure yarn that, with harpoons and ploddingly good intentions, turns a story of survival into an ecological cautionary tale. [link]