Russell Crowe fires back at troll who says ‘Master and Commander’ helps him sleep: ‘Kids these days. No focus.’

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Russell Crowe as captain Jack Aubrey. 20th Century Fox
  • Russell Crowe responded to a troll on Twitter who said his 2003 epic “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” was boring.
  • “That’s the problem with kids these days,” he said. “No focus. Peter Weir’s film is brilliant. An exacting, detail-oriented, epic tale of fidelity to Empire & service, regardless of the cost.”
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Russell Crowe fired back at a troll on Twitter who said his 2003 cult-classic “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” was a boring movie.

On Sunday evening, the actor replied to a Twitter user who shared a photo of him from the Oscar-winning epic along with a caption recommending anyone who has had trouble sleeping during the coronavirus pandemic to watch the film.

“Lots of folk complaining about lack of sleep during the Pandemic. 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. @russelcrowe,” Ian McNabb tweeted on Jan 9.

Crowe strongly replied to the user: “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.”

“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” is considered one of Russell Crowe’s best performances. The film is an adaptation of British novelist Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin book series and tells the story of Captain Jack Aubrey (Crowe), a naval soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. “WandaVision” actor Paul Bettany also stars.

The movie was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including best picture and best director for which it was beaten out by Peter Jackson’s epic finale “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

Earlier last year, Crowe starred as an unwieldy man who struggles with road rage in the psychological thriller “Unhinged,” which was the first movie to open nationwide in theatres since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.