Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Capt. Jack Aubrey: England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship is England.
Another richly detailed naval saga, with incredibly visceral sea battles and a much finer eye toward cinematography. The endless lionizing of the crew, spotty characterization, erratic pacing and obnoxious would be Darwin subplot do diminish what would otherwise be an incredible film though.
Bligh: He was insubordinate, cowardly and insubordinate, he frightened the men, I did not put that fear there, he did. So he will be lashed and we will go around the Horn.
One of the greatest casts you’ll find in a film, and some incredible detail even for a period piece. The scope of the story leads to a good bit of disjointed scenes, and some underdeveloped characters, but it is overall a stunning film to see.