Friday, 17 September 2004

A Galapagos Beetle...

Watched "Master and Commander : The Far Side of the World" by Peter Weir on Wednesday. Again, another war movie this time it's between the English and the French, on the open seas. Some interesting concepts brought up -- not new ideas but interesting ones -- such as the burden of responsibility of authority, not only for the lives [physically and emotionally] of the crew but often for the outcome of the war, friendships, and sometimes even the nature and rate of scientific progress. If not for the character of the doctor this would have been any other sea battle movie, and it was played well by Paul Bettany.

2 comments:

Melly Durham said...

I never finished the movie, it was so long and then I had to return it on time. However, I did think the doctor was a great character, and marvelously played by Paul. Definitely had some good themes in there regarding leadership and responsibility.

stark said...

Oh, you've got to see the ending. There's a good twist ending that is almost too good for this movie. I like endings that don't wrap up nicely, that suggest that life goes on, that there really is no end. That's the way life is.