The old Hollywood credo of "if a film's a hit once it'll be a hit again" does not work here (and rarely does, but try to tell that to most road-rutted producers). Though the production values are excellent, the story, the acting, and the editing of this colossal and expensive remake all
fall miserably short of Frank Lloyd's 1935 film classic. Again viewers can sail with the Bounty
to Tahiti and watch Howard as Bligh beat and mistreat his crew members for 14,000 miles, while Brando hides out in his cabin trying on new uniforms replete with frills, lace, and immaculate knee-high
stockings. The ship docks at the island paradise, and crew members gather breadfru...