Many people were p*ssed off when this film turned out to be a fun swashbuckler instead of a strictly grim historical drama. they wanted disease and instead they got high adventure, hot babes, and sword fights! LOL! I love it!
Since Brando's passing I've been watching many of his films and I just watched the much maligned Christopher Columbus which I'd read nothing but bad press about. I wasnt expecting very much but to my surprise this a GREAT film. Perhaps there's too much swash and not enough buckle for some but in my book it's just the right combination of adventure, history, romance, and legend.SUPERB!