Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Master and Commander The Far Side if the World|
Actors: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd, Edward Woodall
Director: Peter Weir
Similarly Requested DVDs
Steady as she goes, camera one!
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 04/27/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"MASTER AND COMMANDER (2003) works best in its depiction of the relationship between a beloved ship's captain (Russell Crowe) and his crew. A dinner scene is particularly engaging, as are the cultured moments of violin and cello duets. Manueverings off the coast of South America between frigate HMS Surprise and the more formidible French vessel the Acheron are also most interesting.
This film is a letdown however in the all-important boarding and hand-to-hand battle sequence. Shot with the shakiest of handheld cameras, it's absolutely impossible to follow what's going on, practically until the skirmish's outcome is decided. If the intention here was to baffle the viewer, this film's creators succeeded in my case. Yet, being served home movie quality smeary action after eagerly anticipating a thrilling swashbuckler of cutlass, dirk and bludgeon is just very unsatisfying to this sea adventure fan.
In all other regards, "M & C: The Far Side Of The World" is a fine motion picture.