|Title:||Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World|
|09.02.07||Borrowed|| I guess seeing a boat movie and a Peter Weird movie morphed into wanting to see this movie again.|
Although i didn't really like it the first time I saw it, I've come to respect this movie mostly for its air of authenticity. the art direction and production design and costuming and everything else is perfect. And the CGI is seamless with the models and however else they shot the boats and ocean scenes. As you watch you forget that it's a special effects bonanza going on and you're just back in 1800 watching two ships battle it out.
However, I also still think it's a pretty damn long two hours... the whole galapagos thing... and the whole cursed dude and them waiting for wind... and the whole thing where they're in cold and snow all of a sudden waiting for something to happen or something... the movie feels as long as the title, like it's really two movies somehow spliced together. I guess that's just epic I'm feeling? I dunno.
|11.28.04||Borrowed||Still not sure why people love this. I watched it again because of the book I'm reading (The System of the World) and wanted to see old boats and early science. As far as atmosphere and slang is concerned i guess this is pretty good but the storyline is really basic, the pacing is at a snail's pace, and the whole bit with the cursed guy seems inserted just to make it Oscar-length.|