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GetCocky11
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Truth or Consequences, NM
Member since Oct 2012
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Thirteen Lives: The Ron Howard movie a/b the Thai cave rescue; dumped on Prime streaming?

I watched this movie last night and thought it was one of the best new movies I've seen in awhile. I could honestly see Howard getting best director Oscar buzz, but for whatever reason Amazon decided to put it straight to streaming instead of putting it in theaters after they bought MGM.

Seriously recommend it. It has Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen and a very solid Thai cast. Very well made, respectably restrained performances from the leads, and it does a good job of showing how everyone has a role in the rescue.

And cave diving is something I hope to never experience in my life.
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TigerFanatic99
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South Bend, Indiana
Member since Jan 2007
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Curious about this after watching the Woke+ documentary about it, which I thought was extremely well done. Interested how close they stay to the real story, assuming the doc was historically accurate.


HighRoller
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The documentary on Nat Geo with the actual people is really well done


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msap9020
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Watched it last night. Thought it was great. Viggo & Colin always do a good job.


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Dizz
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Curious about this after watching the Woke+ documentary about it,


What about that documentary was woke?

The documentary was better than the movie, I would suggest watching the documentary first and then the movie. The documentary was great much like Free Solo where you know what happens but are still on the edge of your seat. The movie is still good.


C
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Houston
Member since Dec 2007
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Yeah the National Geographic documentary had lots of actual video from the real event. I can’t imagine the movie holding a candle to it… but will watch!


TigerFanatic99
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Member since Jan 2007
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What about that documentary was woke?


Nothing about the documentary. I was referring to the streaming service it is on. I have seen it and found it enthralling. I'll never forget the doctor describing how he felt knocking a child unconscious and then pushing their heads underwater, felt like he was euthanizing them. Just an unbelievable story end to end.


LSUBoo
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Knoxville, TN
Member since Mar 2006
97335 posts

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for whatever reason Amazon decided to put it straight to streaming instead of putting it in theaters after they bought MGM.


It was in theaters for a week before the streaming release. Not sure the point of that.


Havoc
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I thought it was a great movie.

The rescue of those kids has to be one of the greatest human achievements in modern times, perhaps qualified by some factor.


Funky Tide 8
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I listened to a podcast on this the other day. I might watch the movie tonight. It's wild they they sedated those kids so they could safely move them through the water. What a ballsy move. Crazy idea that they weren't all that confident would work, but they didn't really see another way. And it worked.


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ellunchboxo
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Watched both over the weekend.

The Rescue doc was better than the movie.

But they did a great job making the movie look almost identical to the real footage.


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AnAmericanGirl
Alabama Fan
Member since Feb 2019
441 posts

I watched this over the weekend. Very emotional movie. I cried several times just thinking about the overall stress everyone was under. Incredible story. And that smallest boy- the last one to go- my God I cried the most over him. Trying to find a mask small enough for him got me in the feels big time.

And the rice farmers. They gave up their crops to save these kids.




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JoeHackett
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Member since Aug 2016
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It was in theaters for a week before the streaming release. Not sure the point of that.



I think in order to be nominated for awards it has to have a theatrical release.


LSUBoo
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Knoxville, TN
Member since Mar 2006
97335 posts

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I think in order to be nominated for awards it has to have a theatrical release.



I'm pretty sure you are correct. Went back at some nominated Netflix movies and they all had a limited release.



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Who_Dat_Tiger
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Member since Nov 2015
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Yeah the National Geographic documentary had lots of actual video from the real event. I can’t imagine the movie holding a candle to it… but will watch!


Yeah if you watched The Rescue documentary first then you won’t get the same effect from the movie as OP. The movie is pretty true to the actual events so the doc is a complete spoiler for the movie. The doc did a good job itself of keeping you on the edge of your seat.


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Mr. Curious
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Member since Aug 2004
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The best movie I have seen in a long time. Really nice to watch something so close to reality. Underwater scenes were unbelievably done. Definitely agree on your Best Director Oscar buzz. Refreshing to watch something without Comic super heros, wizards, dragons, spells, space fantasies , etc.


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Frac the world
Alabama Fan
The Centennial State
Member since Oct 2014
12840 posts

Good movie, you couldn’t pay me 5 million a year to cave dive. I got claustrophobic and nervous just watching these guys

Viggo and Collin were really good
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xxTIMMYxx
Member since Aug 2019
17562 posts

It was ok. Not great


Pax Regis
LSU Fan
Alabama
Member since Sep 2007
10978 posts

Agreed. I watched it last night. It was entertaining and viggo and colin turned in admirable performances. But best director buzz…. Ehh not so much.


ScottFowler
Ohio State Fan
NE Ohio
Member since Sep 2012
3506 posts

Good/great movie. Unbelievable story.

They really set the mood when Viggo is bringing out the adult who got cutoff by the water, and the guy panics.



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