Every time I turn on the TV there’s a commercial on for The Finest Hours. It’s about Pendleton rescue mission attempt in 1952. Two oil tankers were destroyed in bad weather and the Coast Guard, along with citizens on a surfboat, saved almost all the passengers. The film follows the release of Chris Hemsworth’s In The Heart Of The Sea, a different story entirely, obviously, but for some reason I can’t tell them apart. And both remind me of George Clooney’s The Perfect Storm. Will this help or hurt The Finest Hours? Will it differentiate Pine from the Chris party that’s been dominating Hollywood?
Chris Pine has kept a relatively low profile the last several months. That should change with the release of The Finest Hours and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, which comes out in July and is expected to be a summer blockbuster. He’s also, as you know, working on the Wonder Woman movie, playing her love interest, Steve Trevor. He recently talked about the part to the Toronto Sun:
“Steve Trevor is a rogue-ish, cynical realist who’s seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization. He’s a worldly guy, a charming guy and it’s going to be a great, fun film. There are some incredibly deep, interesting and morally relevant themes.”
That’s amazing. Because it’s so important that the male love interest of a female superhero gets a fully realised character narrative, isn’t it?