Part travelogue, part history lesson, with use of actors and some stunning cinematography. British historian Vanessa Collinridge follows the trail of Cook across the world, from his early beginnings to his eventual death, painting the portrait of a man who was infinitely complex, showing his triumphs and his low moments. She examines the controversies of the man and his influence, ultimately giving us a man who changed the world in different ways, a genius of navigation, and in the end, a man who pushed himself too far in pursuit of immortality. A compelling documentary that sheds some insights on its subject.
Sep 30, 2013