Author Topic: "All is Lost" CAUTION. SPOILER! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!  (Read 2584 times)

Offline crazycarl

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just finished watching "all is lost".

what was this nucklehead doing in a sailboat and how did he manage to make it all the way to the indian ocean?

if i'm at the top of the mast and notice a storm coming, my 1st thought after getting back down isn't to shave.

how about putting that sea anchor to use?  no, let's wait until the storm is almost at it's acme and then i'll go forward and hank on the storm jib.

well now the boat is sinking.  think i'll throw out the life raft, tie it to the sinking boat, climb into it, and go to sleep.  wth!

and what about his electronics?  who decides to sail around the world and not upgrade to a water proof radio?

no handheld radio in the life raft?

no life jacket?

and who calls...S O S?

i'm no expert by any means, but even on a small lake i have a ditch bag packed and at the ready should anything go wrong.

it's clear that who ever wrote the screenplay is not a sailor.

sorry, had to vent.

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My thoughts exactly.

And I really liked his worst marine boat hook
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   I also liked the part where he tied the life raft to the sinking boat. Duh? While watching the movie, even my wife caught that. The photography was ok...I've seen worse movies.
   Maybe we can use "All is Lost" as a directive of what NOT to do in an emergency! I wonder how much Redford was paid. Even I could have memorized the lines from the movie.
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 i understand your concerns gentleman, but keep in mind that i wrote the screenplay when i was six playing with my sailboat in the bathtub
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I forgot to mention how he left the companionway hatch open during the storm each time he went on deck.

The hatch and drop boards were removed when the boat rolled, yet the cabin sole showed no water when he went back down below.

I did like his trick for de-salinating the sea water.  I learned that back in boy scouts.

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Agree completely. It could have been such a good movie.

ARGH!

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  You just provided the laugh I needed today! Thanks! Did you have your rubber ducky with you in the tub?
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Words almost fail me, but ... I must chime in -

The movie was - UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, THOROUGHLY, INDISPUTABLY, ABSOLUTELY (and many more) quite disappointing, indeed.

As was pointed out, there's NO excuse for the MANY technical errors throughout the film.

Glad I watched it through Netflix and didn't waste my senior discount money at the Big Screen!

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Agree 100%.....Between my wife and I, she is not the true sailor but she comes along happily for the ride and has been in some rough crossings. She says " let's go on an adventure - I will cook and help out but just don't ask me to pull on those strings"! Now that the stage is set and you can picture her ("strings"!!!) , she was literally laughing out load and said at least 10x " oh c'mon- what an idiot- who can be that stupid".  I actually felt bad that I made her watch it. What a ridiculous series of events in that movie. Big letdown.
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Somonauk, IL  where the washing machine was invented and the local museum's most interesting exhibit is a two headed calf!

Man invented the slowest form of transportation - the sailboat - then decided to race them. - Philosopher Unknown

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Correct me if I am wrong but don't most life rafts have hydro static pressure sensors on the painter lines? And they are supposed to be tied to the mother ship?

Once the sensor hits a certain pressure/depth it releases.

At least that is what I read while studying for my Coast Guard Captains license....which I passed btw.

But their were too many mistakes to count.
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All my time and money I spent on this movie was lost.  I am glad he did not have much to say because I could not keep my mouth shut while watching this.  The guy in the Viagra commercials makes it look like no big deal.  It does make all of us think of the seriousness of our adventures and miss-adventures.  

Safe sailing and good movie watching to all,

Rich
« Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 10:23:26 PM by sailen69 »

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I watched and decided that Redford had zero idea what to do with a boat and he was perfect for the film because he didn't have to recite any lines written for him. This film resembled a dead marcel.

http://youtu.be/LUAn38_kgSU

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Skip - How great a malapropism is that "a dead marcel"  Congrats! to the king of puns!

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   There is an interesting piece on this movie in the latest "Small Craft Advisor". A different take that is worth reading.
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