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The first movie was better than this sequel.
jawdropping conclusion on the edge of my seat
twists and turns abroad! jack is back in and even better movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY sqeek
I loved this movie. It continues the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp. I don't mind the cliffender. I find it exciting. I still cry at the end when the Kraken gets Jack after watching it more then 40 times! The special effects are absolutely the best. The Kraken is so realistic you really believe the creature is there in the movie. Johnny Depp does yet another suberb job as Captain Jack. I love the triangle of Will Turner, Captain Jack and James Norrington and how it plays into the story with Elizabeth Swann and the East India Trading Company. I love the enriching of all the characters as they develop through out the movie. I love the relationship of Jack and Gibbs, Jack and Elizabeth and Jack and Will. I really think Kevin McNally deserves a nod for his great portrayal as Gibbs. I think he is an underused character and hope he is used more in the next movie.
In the age of back to back sequels this is to be expected. The cost of movies and their stars escalates every year and with a shaky box office Hollywood believes that with cast and crew in hand lets crank out two for the price of one. What is in it for the audience though? Well two movies we have to see to get the whole story. Wait that sounds like two tickets to buy and two DVDs to buy as well. Sounds like there is nothing in for the audience, it sounds like it is better for Hollywood. In most ways Pirates 2 suffers from the same thing that hurt the Matrix movies. Long drawn out sequences that really have no influence on the plot, but are there to make the movie longer when we should actually be getting on with the story. Without ruining anything in Pirates 2 I'll use the Matrix Reloaded as an example. The big underground rave/dance number in Zion and the extremely long motorcycle rescue of the key master. Pirates 2 has such a sequence and here is where Pirates 2 suffers extra stuff like natives, Sparrow being funny, and a bit with a dog. We know Sparrow is going to get in over his head but we also know he'll get out of it so get on with it already. Get to the good stuff and get me there quick. Why are you saving it all up for Pirates 3? Spielberg didnt leave us with a cliff hanger at the end of Indiana Jones and the Temple Doom? He told a story with these characters and then went onto tell another one with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The characters in Pirates of the Caribbean are that good to tell seperate stories. These instant trilogies are great for Hollywood but it is as if they are saying, Well, if Pirates 2 blows well make it a cliff hanger so well get most of the people to come back and see how it all ends. If that one blows oh well we got there ten bucks times two.
Now I do believe that all the actors, writers, and the director are there to tell a great story. This is the reason why Pirates does have a good first half of a larger movie. Everyone brings there A game to the screen. This is a fun movie and the quintessential summer popcorn flick. Pirates, heroes, and monsters make for an all out good time.
Johnny Depp is now Captain Jack Sparrow, he's not even Johnny Depp up on the screen anymore. Here is an actor that lives and breathes his character with so much life that the actor is not even visible anymore.
The other actor that I would love to mention who steals a lot of the scenes is Jack Davenport. In the previous Pirates of the Caribbean he played the very taught and strict Norrington, the commander of the British forces, the man who wanted to marry Keira Knightly. Now he's just Norrington, a very desperate man who has everything to gain because he has lost everything curtsey of Captain Jack Sparrow. Davenport is the monkey wrench is the best laid plans of mice and men.
Now the villain is one Davy Jones played by Bill Nighy who chews through every scene and you cannot help but stare at his beard of tentacles and his villainous eyes which are filled with a hunger for vengeance and longing (why is to come up in Prates 3).
This is a great summer movie. A reason to get out of the heat and sit in a darken theater and go on a great adventure. I just wish Disney would have given us a complete tale instead of yet another manufactured sequel with a sequel to follow. To be continued and 10 more dollars please should have come up before the credits.
I enjoyed it but I have feeling we will get burned like Matrix Revolutions.
well hands down it was not as good at the first but it was right up there with humor and action but i cant wate for the premere of the 3rd one im soexcited i have a fealling its going to top them all off!
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