Russell Crowe Defends 'Master and Commander' After Rude Twitter Remark

'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' - H - 2003
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"That’s the problem with kids these days. No focus," the actor shot back.

Twitter users thinking they might get a joke off at Russell Crowe's expense might want to think twice before they post a quip.

Earlier in the month, a Twitter user made a joke to some, a rude comment to others, about the 2003's war-adventure epic Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, which stars Crowe.

"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. I've never made it past the ten-minute mark. You're welcome. And thanks Russell," the Twitter use wrote. To his credit, the Twitter user did tag Crowe in the post, so it was not lost among the cheeky twitterverse.

Crowe finally saw it and responded Saturday night. He clearly did not find the comment about the Oscar-nominated film cute.

"That’s the problem with kids these days. No focus. Peter Weir's film is brilliant. An exacting, detail-oriented, epic tale of fidelity to Empire & service, regardless of the cost. Incredible cinematography by Russell Boyd & a majestic soundtrack. Definitely an adults movie," he wrote.

In the film, which was nominated for 10 Oscars, Crowe plays Capt. Jack Aubrey of the H.M.S. Surprise. Set in 1805, the film finds Aubrey and crew tasked with hunting down and capturing a powerful French vessel.