Against The Sun is all about three US Navy Air Force Pilots – Harold Dixon (Garret Dillahunt), Gene Aldrich (Jake Abel) and Tony Pastula (Tom Felton), stuck in the vast Pacific Ocean after their plane runs out of fuel.
With no food, water or even first aid, all they have is a raft and their own will to live.
Against incredible odds, these three virtual strangers must survive storms, sharks, starvation and each other, as they try to sail more than a thousand miles to safety.
Against The Sun is a tale very well put together, that takes you through the journey of their survival. Three strangers are forced to get together in the hope that they will manage to survive and get back home.
Gradually as days pass, you see the trio in different moods, singing songs and nursery rhymes, praying fervently and hoping for destiny to take its own course.
There are some heart wrenching moment in the film where we see these men feeding on raw shark meat and using the spring in the magazine as a fishing hook.
As a plot, it’s quite a task to keep audiences hooked to a film that only involves three men on a raft in an open sea. One must give credit to makes that they have been quite successful with this one.
There are bits that seem to stretch especially the flashbacks, as they kind of disturb you.
At the end of it when they finally see land, it’s been almost thirty four days and this shows their power and will to survive.
There are no over dramatised moments in the film as the makes have tried to keep it as close to the real incident as possible.
What’s ironical is the fact that there have been films like Life Of Pi and Unbroken that have dealt with similar situations and that’s one reason this film may look a bit jaded.
All in all, Against The Sun is definitely a tale well told and is a must watch.
Against The Sun is all about three US Navy Air Force Pilots - Harold Dixon (Garret Dillahunt), Gene Aldrich (Jake Abel) and Tony Pastula (Tom Felton),...3.0