Sunday, July 09, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

So, I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest last night with Ron, Jennifer, my dad, Angelica, and Anna. I certainly have mixed feelings about the movie in general. Overall, it was a great movie… all the things that made the first movie great were in this one. Same kind of humor, great acting as most of the leading cast from the last movie returned, great action.

However, when it comes to the actual story is where I begin to question the movie. While the story in genuinely a good one, it seems a bit more complicated… not in the effect that it’s difficult to follow or understand, but more in that it feels that there’s too much emphasis and time spent on minor subplots, which leads me to my one and only complaint about the movie. It was too long, and it felt too long.

I don’t mind long movies as long as it’s constantly flowing and I don’t realize how long it is while watching the movie. Examples of great long movies that flowed very nicely include Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Superman Returns, Night Watch, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, etc… Some examples of great movies that felt entirely too long and didn’t flow (i.e. I’m looking at my watch wondering when the damn movie will finally be over) include Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Brokeback Mountain, etc…

In closing, I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who hasn’t seen it. It’s not necessary to have seen the first Pirates movie, but it certainly adds some great depth if you have. While this new movie is good and well worth a viewing, the first one is still far superior!


Siren said...

That's funny...after the movie I said the EXACT same thing! The plot itself was probably only 10 minutes...but it just kept going off on these long ass tangents!

Frank said...

Haha! Well, I'm glad to know that my assessment was reasonably accurate! :-P

DrugDealer said...

Ahh shit man I just watched the 1st one for the 1st time and was all psyched to go watch the 2nd one. You're turning into Ron dammit!

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