Based on a true story, the film tells of the courageous men and women who risk their lives every working day, pitting their fishing boats and rescue vessels against the capricious forces of nature. Their worst fears are realized at sea on Halloween of 1991, when they are confronted by three raging weather fronts which unexpectedly collide to produce the greatest, fiercest storm in modern history -- "The Perfect Storm."
The problem with The Perfect Storm is that while its roiling collision of weather systems is pulled off with cinematic deftness, the actors who stand there getting lashed and splashed don't have anything terribly interesting to say.
Hello and good afternoon everyone! I will be going over the comparisons of this up coming huge storm system and the perfect storm of 1991 that hit the northeast. The storm system in 1991 was strangely enough near Halloween as well so that further brings more and more similarities to what we are seeing now. Here is a satelite image of Perfect Storm in 1991;
His saving grace is his ability to write. Like the best journalists, Junger writes clearly, includes telling details, and manages to convey difficult concepts - like the physics of waves - in a way that makes you feel better because you can understand them. He also knows all the emotional beats, and hits every one. Junger knows just where to place a single, short sentence such as "no one got off alive" in order to induce chills. For instance, I've never forgotten the section of The Perfect Storm that tells you how someone drowns: