The narrative is competent but Master and Commander looks and sounds unlike any film you’re likely to ever see.
Throughout, Peter Jackson’s majestic longshots and extreme close-ups will make you swoon.
The film’s greatest strength is how Peter Jackson brings to life the haunting conflict between Gollum and Smeagol.
Peter Jackson emphasizes the territorial nature of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth by fascinatingly playing with lines of division.