This is an excellent remake of the Mutiny on the Bounty story, earlier told in the 1930s Clark gable/Charles Laughton version and the 1962 Brando version. All-star cast, with Anthony Hopkins as a fallible but often understandable Bligh tring to keep the crew together in the face of Tahitian temptations, and Mel Gibson as a troubled Fletcher Christian. Also Daniel Day Lewis and Liam Neeson appear as members of the crew. Lord Laurence Olivier makes a brief appearance as admiralty Lord Hood, during the official inquest into the mutiny. The real star of the film is the Tahitian landscape and people. They are show as they were. The women are topless and allluring, and it is understandable why a sailor would go gaga. The music by Greek composer Vangelis (::chariots of Fire", etc.) is excellent. The best performance is by Hopkins as Bligh, who while troubled and beset by irrational outbursts sometimes, is bent on insuring the success of the mission. His heroic voyage thousands of miles with his loyal crew in an open launch is the stuff of legend, and it is well covered here. In my mind, this is the best version of the Bounty mutiny.