Movie Preview: Tom Hanks seeks “Victory at Sea” in “Greyhound”

They called it “The Battle of the Atlantic” back in “The Big One, WWII.”

German U-Boats, later forming into “wolfpacks” attacked Allied convoys from North America to Great Britain.

Destroyers and corvettes, “tin cans” or “Greyhounds,” dashed about and hunted the U-Boats while escorting the merchant ships, troop ships and tankers across.

This has a lot of “Midway” about it. Because it’s a digital recreation of naval vessels of the day and combat. VERY digital.

This sort of war movie was commonplace from the ’40s on into the ’60s –“In Which We Serve,” “The Enemy Below.” Now, they can do it with computers, some nautical sets and a good cast.

Tom Hanks stars in “Greyhound,” which is based on a C.S. Forester novel.It opens June 12, pushed back by the virus maybe?

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