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Old May 2nd, 2010, 08:27 AM   #1

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Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World


Who here saw this movie? i saw it a few weeks ago and it was a cool movie. i liked the violin music in it =3 duh duh duh duh duh....
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 09:35 AM   #2

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One of my favourite movies.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 10:27 AM   #3

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I've only seen it once, can't say I can remember much of it so it couldn't have left a decent impression... : /
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I liked it. It's one of the few movies I have ever seen that feature naval combat from that era that are somewhat realistic in that they avoided the movie trap of exploding cannonballs. This movie portrayed them for what they were, 30 pound balls of iron coming in at about 600 MPH...pretty darn fearsome even if they did not explode. The grit and blood were convincing as well as the damage done to the ships. I'm neither here nor there on Russell Crowe, who I think was rather more chummy than a British officer would have been at that time, but all in all, I think it's a favorite of that genre.
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One of the best historical movies out there.
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I liked it. It's one of the few movies I have ever seen that feature naval combat from that era that are somewhat realistic in that they avoided the movie trap of exploding cannonballs. This movie portrayed them for what they were, 30 pound balls of iron coming in at about 600 MPH...pretty darn fearsome even if they did not explode. The grit and blood were convincing as well as the damage done to the ships. I'm neither here nor there on Russell Crowe, who I think was rather more chummy than a British officer would have been at that time, but all in all, I think it's a favorite of that genre.
Good post. You sum-up pretty much what I think of the movie.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 12:49 PM   #7

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I liked it. It's one of the few movies I have ever seen that feature naval combat from that era that are somewhat realistic in that they avoided the movie trap of exploding cannonballs. This movie portrayed them for what they were, 30 pound balls of iron coming in at about 600 MPH...pretty darn fearsome even if they did not explode. The grit and blood were convincing as well as the damage done to the ships. I'm neither here nor there on Russell Crowe, who I think was rather more chummy than a British officer would have been at that time, but all in all, I think it's a favorite of that genre.

you make it sound quite good - I might have to give it another watch
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I found it enjoyable as well.
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A good one as was the book. The Jack Aubry was to a great extent based on the real Thomas Cochrane.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_..._naval_fiction
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:52 PM   #10

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Great movie. I really liked seeing the naval combat, wished their were more movies it
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