Ron Howard is one of the more lauded and highly acclaimed directors, but he's lost more than just a little of his Midas touch in recent outings. His latest flick, "In the Heart of the Sea" is no different.
In some ways, this is surprising turn for Howard given that the film was highly regarded and critically acclaimed and truthfully was supposed to be the coming out party of sorts for Howard and his return to the top of the directing game.
That didn't play out as the movie earned only a touch over 11 million dollars and cost about 100 million to make. That latter figure was around 85 million until the tail end of filming when that number jumped quite a bit.
The money spent on the movie isn't the real issue or even Howard and how he's perceived as a director. The problem is the movie itself just isn't the type of movie that resonates with the masses and certainly isn't the type of film that star Chris Hemsworth's fans can really wrap their brains around to the point where this film is going to be a box office success.
"In the Heart of the Sea" is about Moby Dick, a story that isn't all that bad but hardly the kind of film that is going to get everyone all hot and bothered about rushing to the movie to see. This is a big budget, blockbuster just on previous alone but the story itself isn't going to gain a whole lot of fans buzzing.
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