Herman Melville’s classic tale comes to life like never before in this suspenseful and thrilling new adaption. Welcome aboard the Pequod, a Nantucket whaling ship under the dubious command of Captain Ahab, a man obsessed with vengeance against a menacing beast that not only stole the lives of his former crew but continues to haunt him from the sea. “Moby Dick” takes you on an epic journey into the deepest waters of the ocean—and the furthest reaches of sanity—in pursuit of the legendary white whale.
“Moby Dick” is a powerful story about vengeance, or what really happens to those who want it. Captain Ahab lost a leg to the great white whale and now he wants his revenge. In fact, he is driven by it. He drives his men with sayings like, “Death to Moby Dick!” Not even his first mate, Starbuck, thinks he is right in the head after a while, but Ahab manages to hold on to his captain’s reigns, even to the point of endangering the crew.
William Hurt plays an obsessed Ahab, making the comment at one point when the whale attacks, “That’s our boy, isn’t he the very devil?” Although this film features several dramatic scenes and William Hurt’s excellent performance, it also contains several utterances of strong language. There are also a few violent scenes with blood as well as male rear nudity, and, therefore, we are not able to award “Moby Dick” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.