Master & Commander Sequel?

David Grove

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I enjoyed M&C and just assumed a sequel would be produced.

I wonder why it didn't happen. Anyone know?

Regards,

DG
 

andy wells

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I think its because it didn't perform very well at the box office, which is a shame since it was an awesome film.
 

Andy Sheets

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Yeah, it had a huge budget and didn't make a lot. I think they mis-sold it in the advertising. I knew a lot of people that went to see it expecting an exciting naval war film/swashbuckler with copious explosions and instead came out of the movie complaining about how it was too slow and dull.
 

Chris Atkins

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After seeing the film, I read the first two books: Master and Commander and Post Captain. They were excellent...plenty of good material to work with. I hope they can find a way to make more films in this series.
 

CoreyII

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I agree Chris, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was the best Star Trek film I've seen since 1991's the Undiscovered Country.
 

Nate Anderson

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I have to agree as well. I really dug Master and Commander so much I saw it in the theatre twice. The incredible attention to detail it felt very authentic to me in addition to being a great film. I also loved the great use of music...overall, I loved it and would definately like to see further adventures of Capt Aubrey and crew...
 

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Count me in as another fan of this film. I'd love to see it released on HD-DVD, and would welcome more stories in the series being brought to the screen with the same care and production values.
 

BrettGallman

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It'd be released on Blu-Ray because Fox has distribution rights, but it would look beautiful on either format.

I'd be up for a sequel, too. Most of the people I know felt it was too slow, and it was nothing like they expected. I liked it though.
 

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