Given that it bears the world Apple, the cultural impact of Apple TV+ has been a letdown so far. Their flagship series, The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell was generally underwhelming. Its first season has a 61% on Rotten Tomatoes and zero Emmy nominations. There’s Defending Jacob with Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, which has scored better reviews but still little word-of-mouth. Jason Momoa starred in See, which I bet you’ve never even heard of until right now. And even if you have heard of it, I bet you haven’t seen it, right?
But, one way to fast forward your way to relevancy is by nabbing a Tom Hanks starring World War II movie about fighting Nazi warships. This one’s got all of the ingredients for an at-home watch: America’s dad and fighting Nazis. Mix in some casual Bud Lights and some hot dogs and then you’re really cookin’ with gas. I don’t have Apple TV+ (to be honest, I’m not even sure I understand what it is, I thought Apple TV was a piece of hardware), but I’d definitely consider signing up for this one.
Based on C.S. Forester’s novel The Good Shepherd, Greyhound follows Ernest Krause (Hanks), who leads an international convoy of ships across the North Atlantic Ocean as they are being pursued by German Nazi U-boats.
Directed by Aaron Schneider, Greyhound also stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, and Rob Morgan. In addition to starring, Hanks is also the film’s lone screenwriter.
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