Monday, June 20, 2011
Master is right.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
This film is based on a series of 21 books – and counting - about the characters Captain Jack Aubrey and Surgeon Stephen Maturin played by Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany.
There is no intro scene – we simply see Aubrey as Captain and his assignment is to destroy the Acheron, a French war ship that threatens Britain. We learn through his actions that he is a great captain and we see his relationship to Maturin.
This is what I call a real movie – it was directed by Peter Weir – who made Truman Show, Picnic at Hanging Rock and Dead Poets Society – all great movies!
This movie shows you all the aspects of sea life, the ups and downs, while simultaneously delivering a great story with suspense and action and likeable well developed characters.
Every moment of this movie was great and even thought it’s a bit long (nowadays over 2 hours is long) you get a lot of good stuff. I couldn’t see trimming this movie any more. It is the perfect length for the story it presents.
What the hell else you want!
Buy this now!
The only reason it didn’t win all the Oscars was that it was up against Lord of the Rings Return of the King.