11th June 2018

Adrift Reviews Are In!

Jenny Burbage
Posted 11th June 2018

“The storm sequence is terrifying to the point that my head soon throbbed… I hope the effects team will take this as a compliment.” The Guardian

Our Milk team, lead by our VFX Supe Sara Bennett, is proud to have created the water and storm effects for Balthasar Kormakur’s Adrift. So we were very pleased to read Jordan Hoffmans review of the survival drama for The Guardian. Here’s what he said..

“When most of your movie is set on a very small boat you’ve got to get creative, and his camera is constantly plunging overboard or framing Woodley and Claflin in peculiar ways. The storm sequence is terrifying to the point that my head soon throbbed, and I almost became nauseous. I hope the effects team will take this as a compliment.”

Here’s Roger Ebert’s review…
“The storm, when it finally comes, is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking and effects. In an interview when her book came out, Tami Ashcraft was asked about whether or not the storm depicted in the film adaptation of “The Perfect Storm” was an accurate depiction of what such a storm is like. She replied, “There wasn’t enough spray and the wall of water was a little hokey.” There’s nothing hokey about the storm in “Adrift” (Dadi Einarsson supervised the visual effects). As the yacht surfs up the side of a mountain of water, the entire background of the screen is filled with heaving ocean. There’s no sky in sight, just flailing waves the size of three-story buildings. And they clearly listened to Ashcraft, because the air is filled with spray, splashing against the camera. It’s chaos. The entire scene is a screaming nightmare come to life.”

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