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Master and Commander: Far Side of the World




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber




Master and Commander is a rip-roaring, edge-of-your seat adventure movie, combining battle scenes with historical details and more fascinating characters than most action films ever have.

Then add some of the best actors and camera work to that, and you'll have everything you'd expect from a high seas drama.

You can practically smell the salt water. Just maybe the best sea adventure of the year.

Anyway, it's well worth seeing.

Master and Commander: The Far Side off the World is a trip back in time, when naval fleets ruled the world, and the oceans were their battlegrounds--a time when Napoleon was conqueror, and weapons of mass destruction came out of the mouths of shipboard cannons.

Director Peter Weir paints a dazzling portrait of life and warfare aboard the wind-powered ships of yesteryear, and makes the audience feel like they too are part of its history.

Master and Commander is a sea-bound adventure that is designed to please viewers who are interested in what it might have been like to live on a tall ship and witness naval warfare against Napoleon in 1805.

The movie is not based on a true story, but it does take pains and effort to be historically accurate.

This is a good film to see for those with any interest in 18th- and 19th-century seamanship and naval combat.

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