Russell Crowe slammed a Twitter user who tagged the actor in regards to backlash over the 2003 sea epic “Master And Commander: The Far Side of the World.” The film, directed by Peter Weir, stars Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey, a Patrick O’Brian’s Aybrey-Maturin adaptation.
“Lots of folk complaining about lack of sleep during the Pandemic,” a Twitter user wrote. “May I recommend ‘Master and Commander’ starring the usually captivating, attention-grabbing Russell Crowe. I’ve never made it past the ten minute mark. You’re welcome. And thanks Russell.”
The hot-headed/short-tempered New Zealander actor replied:
“That’s the problem with kids these days. No focus. Peter Weir’s film is brilliant. An exacting, detail oriented, epic tale of fidelity to Empire & service, regardless of the cost. Incredible cinematography by Russell Boyd & a majestic soundtrack. Definitely an adults movie.”
Crowe also starred in the psychological thriller “Unhinged,” the first movie to open up in theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Crowe has ever since wanted to make a “Master and Commander” sequel — by pushing fans on Twitter in December 2010, to ensure Fox knew about the demand for a follow-up flick. Crowe wrote on social media at the time, “If you want a ‘Master and Commander’ sequel I suggest you e-mail Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts.”
Now that Fox is owned by Disney, it seems unlikely a “Master and Commander” sequel will ever go into production. Crowe’s most recent film, “Unhinged,” open in theaters last summer.