|Cast: Russell Crowe,
Mark Lewis Jones,
Director(s): Peter Weir
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AWESOME!!! Simply awesome movie!! This intelligent and beautiful movie has it all - action, intrigue,thrilling battle scenes and even a nice touch of humour! In my mind this is the role that Russell Crowe was born to play!! SEE THIS MOVIE!!!
I guess I was the only one on the planet who just didn't get this one. I thought it was very over rated, and I really don't understand why it got so many Oscar nominations. This movie reminds me of the English Patient, in that it was very highly acclaimed, but I thought it stunk.
I agree with AtomHeart. Sorry Deril, but I thought this was a great movie also. I learnt a lot about ships and naval tactics from this movie, and I liked the difficult relationship between the captain and the naturalist. A bit delicate, with some fighting scenes, and no silly twist ending. Very enjoyable. But not for everyone!
As a pot, I will be siding with a plont on this one. Deril, you're right, this movie was a major disappointment. Sure the art direction was remarkable, as were the special effects. Heck, even the acting and the writing was decent. But, à la Elaine in Seinfeld when refering to The English Patient, "it was soooo boring!".
It's true; I found the film really dull and slow moving. And don't get me wrong, I love a good slow deliberate film, but this film left me bored and uninterested. And I had the girlfriend-at-the-time, who had some unfortunate POT tendencies, beside me when I saw it, and even she didn't like it.
The stars I give are for set design, art direction, costume, special effects, and overall beauty.
One man's love affair with his ship.
An excellent examination of the era and the genre. Brilliant.
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