Sunday, July 18, 2004

A great half hour spoiled

On Friday night I watched "Master and Commander." What a great opening. It's all canonballs, splintering wood, big booms, shredding sails, dying sailors and Crowe acting all studly. I remember thinking this is going to be great.

Then the chase started. Then the doctor started questioning the captain's motives. Then we get to the Galapogos. Jesus, what tedium. If the filmmakers were trying to portary how long and tedious a sailing journey is then congratulations are in order. I was bored out of my skull and started fast forwarding after a while.

If you ever find yourself in possession of this film do yourself a favor and watch the first thirty minutes and then hit stop right away.

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