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Steven's in the shower, so I'm taking the opportunity for an update.

It's lovely having him here though. I've missed him too much. :( But yeah....I met his grandparents yesterday, who are lovely people, and we saw Master and Commander!

*Cues the LJ-cut*


Well, I loved it. :D Blame it on the renaissance of swashbuckling-type movies and mini-series (eg. Pirates of the Caribbean, Horatio Hornblower) that we are in the midst of.

Russell Crowe was brilliant. And I normally hate his movies. Wowee. I was very impressed. But my favourite performance was Paul Bettany as the surgeon, Mautrin. Very quiet, very dignified performance. Perfect. And the little midshipman, Blakeney...ahh, what an adorable kid and a great actor! And the name...Blakeney. *crossover plot bunnies spring up* Nooo, can't happen! :-p

The battle scenes were fantastic. Much like
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Steven's in the shower, so I'm taking the opportunity for an update.

It's lovely having him here though. I've missed him too much. :( But yeah....I met his grandparents yesterday, who are lovely people, and we saw Master and Commander!

*Cues the LJ-cut*

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Well, I <i>loved</i> it. :D Blame it on the renaissance of swashbuckling-type movies and mini-series (eg. Pirates of the Caribbean, Horatio Hornblower) that we are in the midst of.

Russell Crowe was brilliant. And I normally hate his movies. Wowee. I was very impressed. But my favourite performance was Paul Bettany as the surgeon, Mautrin. Very quiet, very dignified performance. Perfect. And the little midshipman, Blakeney...ahh, what an adorable kid and a great actor! And the name...Blakeney. *crossover plot bunnies spring up* Nooo, can't happen! :-p

The battle scenes were fantastic. Much like <lj-user="engastrimyth"> I was expecting Horatio or Archie or Bush to pop up at any moment however. -.-;

And for the fangirlishness.....eeeee, all the men in UNIFORMS! The hats! Billy Boyd looking rough 'n tough but still managing to seem all Pippin-like!

The ending though, left me a bit disappointed. Well, it left me at least begging for a sequel, but I have a feeling that won't happen, so I'm thinking that maybe investing in a few of the books by Patrick O'Brian are worth investing in. ^_^

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mmm. Anyway....not much else on the agenda. Off to church later, lunch with Steven and then we're watching X2.

Hope <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/normandie_m/friends">all of you</a> are well. :D
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