Monday, May 17, 2004
"Master and Commander" is more than worthy of the "new rental" fee. The group of actors involved turn out wonderful performances, all within a believable setting of the Napoleonic Era. Naval terms are not my strong point, but I especially liked the ship at night scenes. Somehow you feel the isolation of the ocean, far from home, yet connected with ties of loyalty and emotion. The battle scenes are depressing of course, as they are a reminder of all the lives wasted in war, then and now. Needless to say, once again Russell Crowe exhibits his wonderful talent, and this time he is matched by several cast members. Try it, you'll like it.