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Sunday, June 3, 2007
Pirates of the Carribean At World's End (mini) review
I will confess: I like the Pirates movies. I like the costumes and the make-up effects (Davy Jones's fish-crew are the stuff of nightmares), I like the over the top spectacle of it all, and mostly I like Johnny Depp in eyeliner. Mmmmmmm-mmm. This third Pirates movie is bigger, longer, crazier, soggier, more confusing, more unintelligible, more exhausting ... name a superlative and it pretty much applies. My complaints: I couldn't understand a bunch of the lines - whether from shouting or mumbling; the final battle between the crew of the Black Pearl and the crew of the Flying Dutchman seemed to go on forever; and I thought the whole Calypso story could have been dropped entirely. But, taken for what it is - a big ol' blockbuster meant to entertain its audience on a hot summer day - it's a treasure. Yar!