Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ★★

The story doesn't substantiate its length. Not enough happens. We're more wrapped up with the intricacies and vocabulary of seamanship than we are with plot.

The characters are not well-developed, couldn't keep the names straight. Crowe doesn't do it for me. There's always something about him that's a bit reclusive or unsure. He never comes across as totally confident, and that's a shame because those are the types of roles he's always cast for. I think a smirking John Travolta might have been an interesting choice for this role (if he can pull off the accent). Bettany is the most interesting of the bunch.