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
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.