Watched it for the first time recently and loved it. Brando goes from camp British dandy to soul-ravaged, Colonel Kurtz-like delirium over the space of its 178 minute running time. Masterfully directed with big production values, this 1962 Bounty is a wonderful example of classic Eastmancolor film-making.
A rousing adventure, unfairly maligned at the time. it plays on an audiences sympathies brilliantly (I wanted to cheer when the mutiny eventually occurred), and the element most singled out for criticism - Brando's weird performance - now seems like it's masterstroke. A great epic.