The Bounty (1984)
Solid retelling of the Mutiny on the Bounty. It stands rather well, and forms a coherent whole. Shot solidly and with engaging performances from Hopkins, Gibson, Neeson, and Day-Lewis. Olivier looks very frail in his scenes. The somewhat critical treatment of Fletcher is also appreciated.
There are some issues, however. Cutting back and forth from the story to Bligh's trial takes the viewer out of the moment. And, I was not sold on the way the film handled Bligh's turning on Fletcher, making latent erotic attraction on the part of Bligh appear the major factor. I was not satisfied that the full picture of the two men's motivations was given.
But, a solid film nonetheless.