Russell Crowe Slams 'Kids These Days' For Saying His Film Helps Them Fall Asleep

Cole Delbyck
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Command Russell Crowe’s attention on your timeline at your own risk, because apparently he’s now master of a proper internet dragging.

The Oscar winner had some time on his hands over the weekend when he caught wind of a disparaging tweet about the 2003 period war drama ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’.

Based on the beloved series of novels by Patrick O’Brian, the Peter Weir-directed blockbuster saw Crowe score some career-best reviews as a swashbuckling captain of the high seas alongside Paul Bettany.

Russell Crowe is the captain now. 
Russell Crowe is the captain now.

The film went on to pick up 10 Academy Award nominations ― ultimately losing most of them to “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” ― and has since earned a spot in the hearts of fans of old-fashioned war flicks, who’ve long campaigned for a sequel.

So, it’s not entirely a surprise that Crowe spoke out in defence of the seafaring epic when someone on Twitter asserted that the film was best used as a sleep aid.

“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,” the Twitter user wrote alongside a photo of Crowe in the film. “I’ve never made it past the ten minute mark. You’re welcome. And thanks Russell.”

That’s when Crowe went bombs-away, Twitter-style, lamenting that the film is lost on “kids these days.”

“That’s the problem with kids these days. No focus,” Crowe replied. “Peter Weirs film is brilliant. An exacting, detail oriented, epic tale of fidelity to Empire & service, regardless of the cost. Incredible cinematography by...

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