Nancy Barber (nlbarber) wrote,
Nancy Barber

Master and Commander

We (my father, my brother and sister-in-law, and I) saw Master and Commander last night. I've read maybe 5 of the books--they didn't grip me, and I put one down in the middle and have never gone back to them. (My pleasure reading tends to the "low effort" side, and I suspect these just took more effort than I was willing to put into them at that time. The Hornblower books are just my speed.)

The movie was good. Maybe heavy on the battle scenes, but I rather expected that in the transition from print to film. I thought the relationship of Aubrey and Maturin came across as I remember it. I've seen others criticize the film for not bringing the friendship out, but it seemed well done to me.
Tags: books, movie
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