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December 26, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - 2

This film had no plot. Ok, maybe that's an exaggeration...or not. Basically it is a bunch of pirates and undead running around trying to almost kill each other (nobody can actually die- its rated PG-13 after all). I'm very glad this was someone else's Christmas gift and not mine! Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley are usually worth seeing in a film, and Bill Nighy knows what he is doing (although its pretty much just his voice with all the visual effects for a face). All that being said hopefully they will start being in other movies soon (that looks to be the case with Nighy in Notes on a Scandal, and Knightley in Ian McEwan's Atonement). This film may be beyond mindless entertainment, I felt dirty and like I had wasted valuable time...well I got a blog post out of it, if that's any consolation. Yeah, the ranking just took another hit (it was at 4 when I started this post, 3 when I mentioned that it was just people running around, and now it is at a dismal 2- for a waste of time). Any reason for it to get a 1? Anyone?


Jason said...

Wow! A 2! You haven't laid down such a low rating in a while, Greg! :)

-- Jason

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I went to see this with my brother and his fiancee and her sisters and thankfully didn't have to pay. I say thankfully because upon leaving the theater I realized that I couldn't remember how the plot mechanisms and motivations worked. It was that vapid. And this from a huge supporter of Depp (and Knightley to a lesser degree, though Pride and Prejudice lovers represent!).

Cut an hour off this film and there's a chance it's at least good and dumb entertainment. As it stands, it's far too bloated to work.