8 Great... Seafaring Movie Explorers in Honor of Columbus Day

Oct 13, 2014 Comments

Ridley Scott's film, timed for release to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Columbus' landing, stars Gerard Depardieu as the legendary explorer. As Columbus, Depardieu is less a towering figure than a nice fellow who likes to sail and yearns to prove his theory that the Earth is round. The scenery is gorgeous, the period details are impressive, and the treatment of indigenous peoples more than fair. It's too bad that the voyage isn't as dramatic as it could be; most of the drama takes place before and after Columbus sails the ocean blue. 

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