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A good movie

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 14 September 2015 12:25

I already saw this movie but since it was a while ago, I was quite eager to check it out again. In fact, the first and last time I actually saw this one was in the movie theater when it was released with my father. Anyway, it’s a shame that, in the last 20 years, Peter Weir has released only 2 movies and, since the guy is already more than 70 years old, he won’t make many more movies, I’m afraid. Personally, I’m a huge fan of ‘The Truman Show’ and, after 5 long years, I was really eager to see Peter Weir’s next directing effort. On top of that, before this movie was released, there was a pretty good buzz about it and it was even nominated for the Best Picture Academy award so it looked quite promising. Wel, to be honest, the first time, I saw it didn't really blew me away. However, with this rewatch, even though I still didn't think it was a masterpiece, this time, I was actually rather impressed by how well made the whole thing was. Indeed, it is not very often that you get to see a movie dealing with vintage naval battles and the work done to deliver something seemingly realistic and historically accurate was quite impressive. Eventually, the main issue with this movie was that, even though it looked pretty awesome and it was failry entertaining, it was never really spellbinding though. Anyway, to conclude, even though it never really blew me away, it was still a decent watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World review

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 23 October 2010 10:26

Russell Crowe is exceptional and plays a great captain and you can always count on him to be a leader. From this film, if I was on the boat, in that crew, with him as a captain..I'd have no worries.
Paul Bettany is always the man. Especially when it comes to supporting roles. The bond between him and Crowe is intriguing and awesome. You really feel for the hardships and sacrifices the crew has to endure together. An interesting film with a killer point of view.
It even applies to most age groups, it's not that bloody, no swearing, sex and you can watch it with the family.

Dislikes: French hahaha jk

Rating: 8.2/10

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Age of Sail masterpiece

Posted : 13 years, 5 months ago on 14 December 2006 04:19

The story is set in 1805, and Napoleon and his French empire have Europe in their grasp, and bloody and deadly battles occur between the British Royal Navy and Napoleon's warships. Russel Crowe is captain of a British frigate, and the plot revolves in his determination to pursue and destroy one of France's most powerful warship, which has faster speed and greater firepower than his ship. He chases the ship from the carrbean all the way south along South America, around the tip of Chile, and all the way back up to the Galapagos islands. The movie recreates the perils and dangers and thrill as well as sheer boredom of being out on a ship for months at a time, and the strategy and determination the captain shows in hunting down his French nemesis.

And Jason, 1 out of 10? Thats a bit harsh. True, the plot is fairly involved, but this isnt a hollywood-style action film with fly-over scenes, camera following cannonball all the way, and showing explosions galore. It shows instead the true side of naval warfare, and I think the director captured the uncertainty and suspense quite nicely.

I recommend this film for history buffs, as well as people that enjoy stories with a lot of depth.

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