A misshapen allegory wrapped around a truly awe-inspiring set piece, Ridley Scott's latest is another waste of his prodigious talent. Jeff Bridges is "Skipper" Sheldon, pilot cum
principal of a shipboard prep school for troubled teenage boys. Played by an attractive, if
modestly talented, ensemble of fresh beefcake -- notably a sulky Jeremy Sisto (CLUELESS) and a traumatized Ryan Phillippe (CRIMSON TIDE) -- the kids spend most of this maundering film coming to terms with masculinity by way of the usual rites of passage. Then disaster strikes, and Scott rewards
our patience with a storm sequence to end all storm sequences -- but it doesn't end the movie, whic...