Watch: Thirteen Lives 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – A rescue mission is assembled in Thailand where a group of young boys and their soccer coach are trapped in a system of underground caves that are flooding..
Plot: Based on the true nail-biting mission that captivated the world. Twelve boys and the coach of a Thai soccer team explore the Tham Luang cave when an unexpected rainstorm traps them in a chamber inside the mountain. Entombed behind a maze of flooded cave tunnels, they face impossible odds. A team of world-class divers navigate through miles of dangerous cave networks to discover that finding the boys is only the beginning.
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“Thirteen Lives follows the usual formulas of works based on true events, but Ron Howard’s honest, non-Hollywoodized direction allows him to efficiently tell one of the most remarkable survival stories of the last decade.
The entire cast is extraordinary, but it’s Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell who mainly guide the film through all the relevant, claustrophobic plot points in a somewhat heavy viewing runtime-wise. Interesting for viewers with little to no knowledge of what happened, but the question remains as to whether it adds anything truly significant to the documentary The Rescue about the same 18 days of suffering, anxiety, and uncertainty.
Massive praise for the worthy amount of screentime of the Thai language.”
What’s possibly most remarkable about this real life tale of courage and ingenuity is that a pretty A-list cast don’t really overwhelm the story. Their contributions are solid and fairly undramatic as they allow the chronology to develop and the suspense and pressure to accumulate. It’s history – so we know what happens, but somehow that lack of jeopardy doesn’t really matter as we follow the efforts of an international team trying to rescue the twelve boys and their coach who have found themselves stuck underground, a few kilometres from the entrance, after heavy monsoon rains struck and flooded the tunnels. Now, of course, the first question might have been for the coach – didn’t he look at the weather forecast first? However, now marooned quickly in their dark and claustrophobic environment, Ron Howard takes his time to demonstrate to us all just how this most innovative and challenging of evacuations was planned and executed – none of it without considerable risk to everyone involved. We are drawn into the scenarios, and I felt that I had skin in this game – the story has a palpable immersion (no pun intended) for the viewer. The cast gel well without any stand-out contributions or wordy dialogue, which I think well illustrates the strenuous pressures put on these men, essentially volunteers, by themselves, the families, the authorities and the relentless rain. The subterranean photography works really well in generating a feeling of peril and I certainly shared in that sense of relief at the end… A cinema watch is better, if you can – somehow the big screen demonstrates the small, tight spaces, better!
What a movie!
Living in Thailand I did follow the story of this amazing rescue from just a few 100 miles away.
Still this movie glued me to my seat for the whole runtime, making me feel for everyone involved.
Clearly one of the best movies I’ve seen all year, probably the best true story rescue movie I ever seen.
A must watch.
Spotlights details that aren’t in the standard recall of this true story
I’m familiar with the story but I was still on the edge of my seat for much of this film. Howard has a way of spotlighting the emotional details and he didn’t disappoint here. Rather than objectively looking on, we’re brought in to the minutia behind the scenes and the intellectual threads among the divers as well as the enormous courage, perseverance, & strength that was required of them. This film really involves the viewer to understand what a Herculean effort this rescue was by thousands of people who worked to exhaustion and then kept going. Amazing. These are true heroes.
What Howard leaves out, though, is the extremeness of the cave passages, presumably to open the film to a broader audience (watching cavers going through such narrow passages can be very claustrophobic). But in reality, getting to the boys took 6 hours, not because of the length of the canal but because of the extraordinarily narrow passages and difficulty in maneuvering with their equipment. I would recommend The Rescue to get a better understanding of the actual caves and the extreme difficulty of traversing through them.
The majority of cave deaths in the US occur in Florida inside flooded caves. Out of 161 known cave deaths in the US, 67 were experienced cavers (not to be confused with spelunkers who are beginner to intermediate hobbyists). There isn’t much data on cave deaths outside the US but probably much higher. Most countries don’t have the detailed records the US has.
But having said that, this rescue would not have been possible in the US due to the severe restrictions on what processes could be implemented. Such as with John Johns – They declined to forcefully pull him out because the toxins could have then rushed to his brain and caused instant death. Therefore, despite imminent death without such a bold and risky attempt, they struggled for hours to try to save him within the confines of extreme limitations set forth due to the massive lawsuits pursued by those who survive but with complications and/or who die due to extreme attempts that later may appear negligent to the family. I love my country but as someone interested in things like extreme sports I am disgusted by the squeaky wheels who impose limitations on what people can or can not do based on, often uneducated, opinion. In the US, all 13 would have likely become casualties of a decision to not allow the method these cavers dared to use.
No one really talks about that but if you’re a caver and you know Jone’s story, you have to ask the question: Why weren’t they more aggressive. That’s why.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 27 min (147 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Biography
Director Ron Howard
Writer William Nicholson, Don MacPherson
Actors Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton
Country United Kingdom
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa LF, Panavision Primo and Primo Artiste Lenses, Arri Alexa Mini LF, Panavision Primo and Primo Artiste Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (Master Format)
Printed Film Format N/A