Crimson Tide

Year: 1995
Director: Tony Scott

Summary: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

Times Watched: 2

I loved this like crazy when it came out. I saw it again last year and I still really enjoyed it, but it was hard at times to get past how virtually impossible anything in this movie would actually happen. Military protocol is brushed aside (much like in Scott’s other big movie, Top Gun), but more than that character motivations aren’t always believable. The ending is beyond stupid. But man, Hackman and Denzel are fun to watch and I could have this on in the background any day. Major props to the cinematography here.

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