I read that article earlier today. I didn’t know the movie was such a phenomenon, not that it was now considered a dad flick. But I’m a dad, so be it. Actually, probably time to do another re-read, now that I think about it.
Even though Twentieth Century Fox has been seized and made a prize of the jolly Walt Disney Studios, I wonder if the sequel mentioned in the OP is still in development Perdition? Or has it been sent into the briny deep?
I love the movie, and finally just began going through the (audio)books. Still in the first one. The language is something of a barrier but I’m getting used to it.
Also check this out:
I (and many others) have always said that M&C is the best Star Trek movie of its era.
Makes sense, as both Star Trek and the Aubrey/Maturin books are descendants of the Horatio Hornblower novels.
We just passed the 20th anniversary of Far Side of the World. As such, a lot of commemoration pieces in the press.
Just watched it again. SO F*CKIN’ GOOD, THAT MOVIE!
Such a shame they never made any more. I really like the Age of Sail period and there aren’t many movies set there.
It really is a bummer there weren’t any sequels, but on the bright side O’Brien wrote something like twenty-five books about the ongoing adventures of Captain Aubrey and Stephen Maturin and they’re all really solid stories that flesh out the characters wonderfully. If you haven’t yet, I do highly recommend checking them out.
Heh, clear ‘Feel old yet?’ for me. Had one asked me spontaneously when M&C got released, my gut feeling would have been 2008-ish.
One of the many (many!) delightful things about my trip to the Galapagos was strolling on some of the very recognisable scenery from that film