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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Pirates 2

We saw Pirates of the Caribbean 2 last weekend. Perhaps you heard of it? It's this little low budget film with Dead Man's Johnny Depp and actor's actor Bill Nighy.

Despite the film's stellar credentials (ignore Jerry Bruckheimer and that Hobbit dude) my film mates and most critics didn't seem too impressed. I on the other hand am not ashamed to say I thoroughly enjoyed it even if it wasn't as stellar as the first (did people really think it would be?). The effects in this one are better and Depp is back in full form as Keith Richards the Pirate. It's good times. Disclaimer: You should know that I'm in the small minority of people who actually thought that the Matrix 2 didn't suck.

Anyways, you should definitely know going in that much like any good epic it's two and a half hours long. Once you know what you're getting into you can plan appropriately. In other words, you'll want the large popcorn and the small soda. Oh and no matter what people tell you it's not worth staying all the way to the end of the credits to see the 'bonus' footage. Seriously.


Blogger Heather said...

Matt and I saw it last weekend. I liked it and can't wait to see what happens in the next one (due to release May 25, 2007). Apparently Keith Richards has signed on to play Depp's father. I can't wait. It'll be a hoot.

11:40 AM

Blogger The Affable American said...

Finally, someone else who recognizes Dead Man as one of Depp's greatest performances. One of the best movies ever. And Ben can shut the F up.

11:43 PM


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