Saturday, July 15, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

I just discovered that I don't know how to spell "Caribbean." It still looks weird to me.

I loved the first Pirates of the Caribbean. That was one of my favorite rides at Disneyland when I was a kid, and while I'm not a fan of Disney nowadays and I know it's a marketing gimmick to make movies based on their rides, I loved it! It was fun and funny, the story was good, and Johnny Depp was great. It even withstood a third viewing recently.

Anyway, I hardly ever see first-run movies, but I took my visiting sister to our local drive-in for the second Pirates of the Caribbean. For a few minutes at the beginning, I thought it might be really stupid, but then I started to enjoy it. The crazy action scenes are crazy and unbelievable, even cartoon-like, but the dialogue was again hilarious and clever, and the story interesting and good. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to seeing it again.

5 comments:

  1. Certainly nips it in the bud for me, I'll go see this, the second, Pirates of the Caribbean for sure now. Thank you.
    It's been a while since I've seen Love Potion Number 9, but I seem to recall a boring-crude-humor to it. It made me laugh, but I can't say I'd watch it again, even for a laugh.

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  2. Ezekiel, I didn't see Love Potion Number 9, but I was in the other room and had to hear it, and it sounded vurry, vurry, stoopit. Did you get a chance to watch Ushpizin yet?

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  3. No, but now that I've actually written down the title of the film, it's more likely to happen :). I couldn't recall the title for the life of me. The other was Everything Illuminated, right?

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  4. Everything is Illuminated. Really good. Very funny but deals with pretty serious stuff.

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  5. I remember hearing Jay Leno talk about Dead Man's Chest and the fact that it made $125M that first weekend, which is a heck of a lot money. He pointed out the last time that somebody made so much money so quickly off of a dead man's chest involved Anna Nicole Smith. Now, I will forever tie her to the second Pirates of the Caribbean film.

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