Buckle your swashes, boys.
Russell Crowe, in full early-2000’s glory, leads his men on a voyage of discovery and rootin-tootin’ battlin’ in Peter Weir’s period piece.
The HMS Surprise plies the waters, waging a war of attrition with a French vessel terrorizing any and all.
Based on a series of novels, the film has Crowe front-and-center as Captain Jack Aubrey, but also features Paul Bettany’s surgeon, who wants to explore maritime life in the Galápagos Islands.
A mix of the intimate and the epic, this is, regardless of what any Twitter morons might think, a rousing tale well-told.