02:46USS Indianapolis: Disaster at Philippine Sea - Trailerposted on August 19, 2016The thrilling and inspiring “USS Indianapolis: Disaster at Philippine Sea” tells of the Navy warship USS Indianapolis that secretly delivered one of two atomic bombs that would eventually end the war.
Filipino moviegoers expecting to actually see some part of the Philippines or see Filipinos in action in this film will be disappointed. The Philippines was mentioned but was never actually shown except for scene labels to establish the location. There was an extra card interrupting the closing credits stating how the search for the wreck of the Indianapolis was undertaken in 2001 in cooperation with the Philippine government and National Geographic. That was all about the Philippines here, nothing more.
Makes me scared to assume we will be in the same boat now with the China Issue. The idea alone is torturesome and seeing this one long movie makes it gruelling. Something doesnt quite work with this movie as it feels disjointed.
Very interesting story from several perspectives, the fact that this ship carried the bombs that ended the war, the amazing test of endurance to survive the torpedo attack, days without rescue, and shark attacks. The aftermath and hearing into the disaster and the impact this made on the captain's life all added to the plot.