Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Of Course, It's Easier to Breathe on the Ocean Than in Space...

As mentioned, I did go and see Master & Commander earlier tonight. A little slow in places, I thought, but I did enjoy it. It delivered pretty much exactly the mix of clever naval tactics, energetic fight scenes, and interpersonal angst that I expected, so I've got no complaints.

And, man, it really is easy to slip into a Star Trek mindset when watching these sailing-ship movies. There's a scene early in the movie where the captain orders the ship into a fog bank to shake off the enemy vessel, and of course, I couldn't help but think, "Aha! The old run and hide in the nebula trick!" And for the rest of the movie, I kept half expecting to see Ricardo Montalban show up as the French privateer captain...

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