Thursday, June 21, 2007

I know I'm not Ebert or Roeper...

...but this has been bugging me for a few weeks now and I need to get it out.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is one of my favorite movies of all time. It was cleverly written, subtly hysterical and it didn’t hurt that Orlando Bloom was sweaty and love-stricken through most of the flick.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was very good, though the ending was terribly odd and didn’t make a lick of sense. But again, its humor and Orlando got the better of me and I was able to overlook the misplaced conclusion.

Now here’s my problem: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was completely ridiculous. Not that the first two weren’t, I mean we are talking about a trilogy based on magically cursed pirates gallivanting around the seemingly minuscule Caribbean Sea, but the final installment was just mind-bogglingly ridiculous.

Just so we're clear, this is coming from someone who re-reads the Harry Potter series incessantly; and watches Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed re-runs daily, so believe me when I say I can get into implausible plots. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantasy film, it’s meant to be far-fetched, but the plot (if you can even call it that) was bordering on schizophrenic it was so out there.

Basically what I’m saying is that if you loved the first Pirates, and loved the second one less, skip the third. However, if you’re just looking for a bit of fun and don’t really care that a non-pirate ended up Pirate King; then by all means indulge yourself at the Cinema.

For now I’m just hoping I’ll have better luck with Ocean’s 13.

1 comment:

Dr.K said...

I don't think you'll be disappointed with Ocean's 13.