thread: 2005-05-20 : Master and Commander

On 2005-05-20, Emily Care wrote:

Me too! I saw it for the first time last night, and I’m glad I went into it with that expectation. Really, I think they mismarketed that film. I was expecting something very actiony, and though there are many explosions in the film, it’s a character driven film on the whole. Aubrey’s story is one among several.  The young officer who loses his arm gets good development. But, then, the director is Peter Weir. It was very much not in the vein of a produced by Bruckheimer type action flick. If so, it’d have been Crowe’s show for sure, and his change of course would have rung hollow.

“Now I have to find a new example of a movie that screws up its own theme. Fortunately, there are many…”

Here’s one, speaking of Bruckheimer, how about the Rock w/Nicholas Cage?  A friend of mine would always complain about how the danger was averted in this film because the villain (Ed Harris) wimps out of dropping a ton of poison gas on the city.



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