Pssst, want to check out The Bounty in our new look?
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An interesting and solid performance by Sir Anthony Hopkins, and he is far better than Mel Gibson. The rest of the cast are also good, but I think some characters, which I would have liked to see more of, doesn't quite get enough room, like the Daniel Day-Lewis character, for instance.
There is also a less melodramatic ending than in the version with Brando, which I think is for the best.
This makes the 3rd version of the story that I've seen in the past week. It's a more modern take and being based on a different book than the original movie it understandably follows a different plotline. Anthony Hopkins brings what he can to the role but Gibson seems to suffer from overacting.
To add a touch of hilarity, I noticed it was rated PG and so figured there was no issue going into it. Umm... yeah, an R rating would have been more appropriate for the amount of skin being shown.
The third telling of the Bounty story is a good one and puts a new spin on some characters and adds fresh ideas to the mix. The mystique Vangelis score, the native nudity and subtle performances from a young Mel Gibson and an especially good Anthony Hopkins makes this a lot of fun to watch.
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