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May 31, 2007

Pirates

Filed under: Movies — Bill @ 3:46 am

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

Yes I actually went to the theater to see a movie, the first since I saw The DaVinci Code last summer.  The movie theater experience has it’s unique characteristics but I found myself thinking of Dorothy saying, “There’s no place like home.”  I have a solution for those people who chatter or consistently laugh at inappropriate moments.  They should be penalized for “illegal use of your mouth” which is a personal foul.  After two such fouls they should be removed, tied up, and forced to sit for the remainder of the movie in one of the disgusting bathrooms provided by the establishment.  Just my opinion of course.

The movie: As you may know it’s the third in the trilogy of the “Pirates” series starring the acclaimed Johnny Depp.  An adventure, slash comedy, slash fantasy, slash (cheesy) love story.  It was entertaining for the first hour or so, but HOLY TOLEDO somebody should inform director Gore Verbinski that he isn’t being paid by the hour!  The film was almost 3 hours long, when I walked into the theater I was 38 yrs. old and by the time I left I was 46.

The tagline of the move is: “At the End of the World, the Adventure Begins.”  It could just as easily have been “At the End of the Movie, the Adventure Keeps Going & Going & Going.”  Even the Energizer Bunny would have said, “Enough Already!”

Keith Richards, of Rolling Stones & tree falling fame, made a token but admirable appearance.

Geoffrey Rush was consistent as Captain Barbossa, the mean, funny, and somewhat likeable pirate.

The real star of the movie was Keira Knightley, who was captivating in her role as the lovely Elizabeth Swann.  Let’s hope this film is her springboard to bigger & better things.

Re: Johnny Depp – My hope is that we have seen the last of the pirate Jack Sparrow.  It’s not everyday that a talent like Johnny Depp comes along, and he shouldn’t be wasting it on sequels or trilogies.  He has bigger challenges to conquer, Oscar’s to win.  He owes it to himself, his fans, and to every struggling actor who wishes he had such a gift.

Or to put it into baseball terms… he can either be Pedro Martinez or Ramon Martinez.  The choice is his.

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2 Comments »

  1. Yeah, it was a bit…stretchy, wasn’t it? But what do make of the whole “fountain of life” thing at the end?

    Comment by Tiaan — May 31, 2007 @ 10:02 am

  2. I needed a “fountain of life” just to get through all 2 hours and 55 minutes of it.

    By the time that part came up I was so anxious to get out of the theater that I really didn’t get the full meaning of it. I just assumed it was something provided to pave the way for Part IV, but what did you think?

    Bill

    Comment by billkuhn — May 31, 2007 @ 11:19 am


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