Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is directed and co-written by Peter Weir, and it stats Russell Crowe and Paul Bethany in a war-drama about a captain of a ship that has his adventures going on, whether it be exploring islands, or going up against a ship that goes after them. I honestly don't remember why I recorded this movie as it's had been in the list for years, and the films that I've seen of the director, were The Truman Show, which I love, and The Way Back, which I remember liking but I haven't seen that film in years. So with his biggest film, I like it, but I wasn't quite a fan like many people did with this film. The acting is great, Russell Crowe can be a great and likable captain while also acting intimidating. The action is exciting to watch as it feels more realistic than something like the Pirates of the Caribbean films that are over the top fun. The characters are fun at times, and there are some interesting development in some of the characters. The writing by Peter Weir and John Collee is good, and the story can be interesting, if I actually care about what's going on. The first acts for me, I didn't find as interesting as I thought was going to be, although there were some cool scenes. The last act is where it's at as it's interesting, and has great action scenes which kept my interest. I don't think this film is for me as for sailing films, I find more enjoyable out of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, but I do like this movie enough that I'm still giving this a positive review.