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Posted: Sat, 12th May 2007, 6:08pm

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Have you read any reviews? This is supposed to be huge! and only 12 days away...
What do you think of the trilogy and/or the one film to come?

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Posted: Sat, 12th May 2007, 6:21pm

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I am looking forward to POTC3. Looks good from what I have seen in the trailer. I am a big fan of the last Pirate movies and I hope part 3 holds up to my expectations.

The trailer can be seen here... http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808713062/trailer/
Posted: Sat, 12th May 2007, 6:22pm

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Im a fan of the trilogy aswell, and i woul be very dissapointed if this lets the trilogy down. Captain barbossa is my fave all the way through! so glad when he returned!
Posted: Sat, 12th May 2007, 9:19pm

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I'm very excited for At World's End!!!! But I know it's not going to be as good as Dead Man's Chest (I am in the few people who liked it better than Curse of the Black Pearl), but, too bad! It's going to be great!

My favourite character would be Jack, I think. But I also like Davy Jones a lot, because Bill Nighy (his actor) makes him so funny and interesting...

Anyways, I'm probably going to go see POTC3 the Saturday or Sunday after it gets released (May 24th! Yay!). smilesmilesmile
Posted: Sat, 12th May 2007, 9:28pm

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I feel like film 1 was brilliant, and it's one of my favorites of all time.

#2 was a fun popcorn flick, but I don't feel that it was as amazing as #1, but it was a really fun movie none the less

I feel like #3, will just be the second half of #2, so I'm expecting a fun ride, just not quite at the level of Curse of the Black Pearl
Posted: Sun, 13th May 2007, 5:17am

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The very first installment was great. I loved how they did the animation for the undead-pirate idea. I'm also very addicted to its soundtrack (by Klaus Bedalt). Curse of the Black Pearl is-- and always will be-- a masterpiece.

POTC's sequel, Dead Man's Chest, was also very good. However, Hans Zimmer did not prevail in creating a master soundtrack; it seemed like a darker-toned version of the first soundtrack. The storyline was good, as was the Kraken, along with Davy Jones; the animation on those two characters was spectacular.

Now, for #3, At World's End, I believe that this is going to reclaim its opening weekend box office record again. The trailer makes me more and more anxious about it. This installment will bind the trilogy together, as should any third installment to a trilogy should.

So, short answer: I am excited about it.
Posted: Sun, 13th May 2007, 9:21am

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I will definently watch it in cinemas, but I'm not sure if I have that high hopes for it. I thought the first movie was brilliant, but the second one had it's flaws (just a bit too much action, it just put the story aside). So I'm not sure what to make of the third movie, but from what I've seen it'll at least be better than the second.

Oh, and there's a ship in the desert in this one!
Posted: Sun, 13th May 2007, 10:51am

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I loved PotC 1 and PotC 2, but I did prefer the first one. Never the less, the second was still excellent and I'm looking forward to the third one VERY MUCH.

And it's got Geoffrey Rush in it, who I thought was absolutely amazing. So I can't imagine it being anything less then a fantastic ride. smile
Posted: Sun, 13th May 2007, 4:52pm

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POTC 1 was, in my mind, the perfect pirate film.

POTC 2 was extremely hit and miss in opposite directions. It was GREAT one moment, then pretty crap the next. I really hope this one is straight up awesome.
Posted: Tue, 15th May 2007, 12:35pm

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Bryce007 wrote:

POTC 1 was, in my mind, the perfect pirate film.

POTC 2 was extremely hit and miss in opposite directions. It was GREAT one moment, then pretty crap the next. I really hope this one is straight up awesome.

I felt the same with POTC 2, But I do hope the thrid one is better. It does look good. I'm going to try to see the midnight showing after my garduation.
Posted: Tue, 15th May 2007, 9:55pm

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Redhawksrymmer wrote:

Oh, and there's a ship in the desert in this one!
Lol, yes, the thread which was created when the trailer first came out said something along the lines of "...the producers decided to see how many places they could place a ship..." then went on a few posts of all the ideas people could think of wink.

Anyways im excited to see it too, im gonna try see it on the worlds biggest screen which is about 45 mins away (only cause we dontlive in town)
Posted: Wed, 16th May 2007, 4:40am

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What was so great about the first pirate movie was how strong the story line was. It started and finished nicely.

The 2nd one, however, didn't have quite as strong of a story line, and it's really only half of the overall story line which is one reason, imo, why neither will be as good as the first simply because the story lines aren't condensed enough to make it as interesting as the first. Not to mention it's a little campier then what I would like. With all that said though, I doubt it will be better then the first, but hopefully it will be better then the 2nd, which wasn't a bad movie by any means, it just wasn't great. It was... pretty good.
Posted: Wed, 16th May 2007, 6:55pm

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Yay! The only movie I have ZERO interest in. Never understood a fascination with Pirates, but I guess people do, so whatever.

In a serious but still laughable note, Transformers looks to be the best of the summer blockbusters. Mostly, because of its Micheal Bayish, artsy, high-contrast style that makes the CG less evident and more believable. Then, my hopes are on Shrek 3.
Posted: Thu, 17th May 2007, 2:45am

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Simpsons will out preform all of these movie, save Pirates. Thus putting Pirates on top. That's my prediction anyways. Which will then be followed by Harry Potter. Next after that Transformers. Then maybe Spiderman or Shrek, maybe, and then Rush Hour 3 will follow. This is quite the summer for sequels isn't it? Becuase, we also will have Live Free or Die Hard coming out as well.

2007 is the summer of blockbuster sequels, but which movies will become blockbusters, and which movies will fail?
Posted: Thu, 17th May 2007, 6:14am

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It's all about the Harry Potter!
Posted: Fri, 18th May 2007, 5:04am

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SilverDragon7 wrote:

It's all about the Harry Potter!
Woo! July 13th... but all the Englishmen on here get it a day earlier than us poor Americans... sad

cough*err pirates... yah... ill see that
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 2:16pm

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I just ordered my tickets for tonight's showing! (I had to tell somebody!)
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 2:19pm

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Yep, about to ge seeing it in exactly 4 hours from now.... YAY!!!
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 2:50pm

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I thoroughly enjoyed both Pirates 1 and Pirates 2. However, I only consider the first half of Pirates 1 to actually be a genuinely great film - the second half is messy (though still fun) and the second film is just all over the place in terms of quality, as Bryce says. I get the feeling the second film and second half of the first film survive basically off the cool set-up of the start of Pirates 1.

As for Pirates 3, I fear that the messy nature of Pirates 2 will have destroyed any hopes of it being satisfying. It might be fun, in a turn-your-brain-off kind of way, but that would still be a real shame as the first film managed to be both great fun and artistically and (mostly) narratively spiffy.

A review I read recently that tallies up with my general opinion of 1 and 2 also hinted at confirming my worst fears for Pirates 3 (before of heavy spoilers):

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32772
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 3:07pm

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I liked POTC 1, although I never totally loved it. The imagery reminded me so much of my favourite computer game of all time (Monkey Island) that I think I made it more special than it really was...

POTC2 was trash! It was just one fairly decent action set-piece after another with no story and the loss of the 2 best characters from the first film... No Geoffrey Rush for 99% of the film and Depp doing an annoying caricature version of his character for no reason! The fish people were also not even 1/1,000,000,000th as cool as the skeleton crew in the first film!

Ahem, I expect POTC3 to improve on POTC2 but not really be that great.
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 3:19pm

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PotC2 reminded me of the old cartoons I watched as a kid, like Thundercats etc. They seem fantastic when you're 6 years old, but if you re-watch them now you realise they're just one random battle after another, with no particularly good explanation.

The most annoying thing about PotC2 was its length. I love long, epic movies, but only when they have sufficient material to justify the length. The entire cannibal island section in PotC2 was basically completely superfluous - if it has been removed, the story would have been much snappier and more entertaining and it would have approached the tight, fast-paced fun of the first one.

The two sequels will always suffer due to the bizarre decision to try to turn it into a trilogy, possibly the silliest decision in franchise history. Just because Star Wars, LotR and (partially) X-Men had succeeded didn't mean that Pirates had to have a continuing story.

The sequels would have had so much more potential if they'd gone the Indiana Jones route and made each film a completely separate adventure. Such a missed opportunity! They wouldn't have had the immense difficulty of trying to make two films simultaneously without having a script written, too. Ah well.
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 4:39pm

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i actually got board watching POTC 2, for me the best thing so for in any of the pirates films is the opening shot of jack sparrow stepping off his small sinking boat perfectly in time to reach the jetty. in that one shot you know exactly what jack sparrow is all about, thats a quite a rare thing for a shot to have that effect i think. razz

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Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 9:01pm

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i agree with tarn. for me POTC 2 wasnt so great as it was set up as a start and then you had to wait the time until the next one came out sad

but this seems to be the general theme of todays movies
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 10:32pm

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Saw it today and I wasn't disappointed. I went in expecting a fun, easygoing swashbuckling movie and that's what I got. As with the second installment it was visually a very good looking film in terms of effects and whatnot and plotwise it wasn't too taxing (perhaps a few too many twists and turns IMO). I was actually really surprised by the ending and luckily (or not depending on your opinion of the series) the door's open for the inevitable 50 million milk-it-till-it's-dry sequels.

I did notice that, compared to other 3rd in the trilogy movies, it didn't seem to try and cram all of the plot into the last few minutes but some of the fat could've easily been trimmed away to keep the pace up at points. I'm going to sum this brief review up with 3 words though that make this movie easily the coolest movie of the summer/year:

Keith f***ing Richards!
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 4:47am

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As I predicted, it was a fun and visually stunning movie. The plot got over-convoluted at times (Calypso was completely unnecessary, IMO) and at a lot of points it just wasn't as fun as #1. The ending didn't give you the rush that 1 and 2's endings did.

That said, I thought by most standards it was a decent movie, but, as with #2, it's nearly impossible to live up to the masterful #1
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 5:02am

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The two sequels will always suffer due to the bizarre decision to try to turn it into a trilogy, possibly the silliest decision in franchise history. Just because Star Wars, LotR and (partially) X-Men had succeeded didn't mean that Pirates had to have a continuing story
You have to realise that when Pirates was officially given the green light, the intentions was to make it a franchise and basically milk it for all it's worth. That's hollywood for you. For the people who pull the strings, its all about the green.wink
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 8:20am

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Gnome326 wrote:

The two sequels will always suffer due to the bizarre decision to try to turn it into a trilogy, possibly the silliest decision in franchise history. Just because Star Wars, LotR and (partially) X-Men had succeeded didn't mean that Pirates had to have a continuing story
You have to realise that when Pirates was officially given the green light, the intentions was to make it a franchise and basically milk it for all it's worth. That's hollywood for you. For the people who pull the strings, its all about the green.wink
Er, well, yes, obviously.

You missed my point, however. I have absolutely no problems with it becoming a franchise and having many sequels. My point was that they should each have been stand-alone adventures, like the Indiana Jones movies, rather than trying to force a long-running plot arc into a completely unsuitable framework.
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 11:10am

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^ ah, so I did.

Anyways, I got back from the midnight showing of PotC3, I thought it was pretty good. Between Spiderman, Shrek, and Pirates, well i think it's definately a far superior film compared to the other 2 mentioned.

As it stands in the trilogy, I'd say PotC:CotBP, follwed by PotC:AWE, and finally PotC:DMC. I thought the story line for at world's end was a lot more clear and, while it started to run a little long towards the end, as cleverly parodied in Hot Fuzz, I think the lenght was about right for the film. I'd give it an 8/10. Definately a fun flick to watch. Definately the funniest and most action packed out of the bunch. But as previously mentioned, I like the first one the best.

Side note: They had a new trailer for Live Free or Die Hard packaged with AWE, and I just about crapped myself when he said, "Yippe Ki yay, mother... [cut]" It's my 2nd most anticipated film followed by Transformers, then Rush Hour 3.
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 5:23pm

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OK, I just woke up from the midnight show and I was dissapointed (from what I saw). I hope I was in a bad state and didn't enjoy the first two hours because of my tiredness. I got too sick of it to stay awake and just fell asleep. From what I saw, I liked 2 over 3 (and 1 was my favorite). I woke up in the last ten minutes and didn't really know what happened. I hope my tiredness made this experience worse by a lot because I usually enjoy these kind of films even if they aren't better than their predecessors just because the cinematography, visuals, action, and adventure (and in pirate's case fun and humor) make it worth watching. From what I saw, 6/10. I'll give it another go when it's released on DVD, I wish I saw and earlier show but I can't afford to go again in theatres.
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Well I thought it was pretty good if a bit fantastical. Obviously not as great as the first but way more put together than the second.

There were a lot of totally great moments. I think the whole calypso bit was ok but it would have been better if she did something more than just making a big whirlpool. Also its a bit annoying that they have left it in a state for the follow on rather than wrap things up. I totally agree with Tarn, seperate adventures would have been much better.

Miss chin was also looking pretty fine.


As for Die Hard. Well firstly its called 'Live Free or Die Hard' which sucks cos it doesn't even make sense, in fact part of it means the opposite of what they are trying mean. Is he gonna go to jail when they fail to kill him this time? Its not even called that here its just called Die Hard 4.0, I guess they thought non americans wouldn't be dazzled by 'freedom' so easily. Secondly Bruce Willis is too old for this role, they're just gonna bring the good Die Hard name down. Thirdly its about hackers. Almost all films about hackers suck.
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The thing about the new Die Hard is that it just looks like "Generic action shooter #2404482" and seems so detached from the original series in everything but the title that I'm probably going to end up steering clear of it as I have with Terminator 3 and MI:3 (and wished I had with MI:2) for the same reasons.

I'm completely up for more "Pirates..." movies as long as there's no dip in quality, they keep it fresh and the studio doesn't decide it should be done with a completely different crew/cast as seems to be the tradition. Oh and they have to stop killing off the characters that I like, that's a dealbreaker wink
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I just saw it. I'll admit that I came out of the theater completely confused.

SPOILERS:

I hated the big, 'agreements' part of the movie. There had to be over 5 in which each character agreed under all of these circumstances. It just got downright confusing that each character was somewhere else every other scene.

This leads me to my next point. It was extremely hard to find a protagonist and an antagonist in this movie. All of the characters did something bad. Only in the end, did I feel that there was a distinction between good and bad in that movie. What made is worse is that the characters wouldn't stop switching sides with eachother.

On a good note, the effects were great. And even though I felt like I was on a roller coaster of, 'good or bad movie', the end finally let me settle with a good feeling of closure.
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Well why does there have to be a good and bad? Life isnt like that, its about grey areas.

And all the agreements are the point, thats how Jack tricks them all into doing what he wants. The fun is in how it all comes together.
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I found all the bargains and doublecrossing to be a bit confusing at times but I think that was the point. It encourages you to see the characters in a different way and adds to the underlying theme of moral ambiguity that's in all 3 movies.
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I really enjoyed it, even though I wasn't expecting to. It has its flaws, yes, but at least its better than Spiderman 3 biggrin
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I hated the big, 'agreements' part of the movie. There had to be over 5 in which each character agreed under all of these circumstances. It just got downright confusing that each character was somewhere else every other scene.

This leads me to my next point. It was extremely hard to find a protagonist and an antagonist in this movie. All of the characters did something bad. Only in the end, did I feel that there was a distinction between good and bad in that movie. What made is worse is that the characters wouldn't stop switching sides with eachother.
I'm pretty sure the point was to keep you on your toes, sort of like in the first PotC. Was Jack good or was bad? Well he kind of just played things so they would end in his favor. Sort of like this movie. I liked it. It worked very well imo.
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Rawree wrote:

I have with Terminator 3
Despite not having the theme, T3 was a terrific movie. Give it a shot.

and MI:3 (and wished I had with MI:2) for the same reasons.
Blasphemy! M:I3 is possibly one of the top 5 best movies of 2006 and loads of badass fun. I will ship you a copy for FREE if you PROMISE me you'll watch it all the way through. It's a great movie and makes even the most off-put person think, if even for only a split second, that Tom Cruise could be cool. The best BOOM! BOOM! Witty-Action movie I've seen since, I don't know, M:I 1.
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Atom wrote:

Rawree wrote:

I have with Terminator 3
Despite not having the theme, T3 was a terrific movie. Give it a shot.

and MI:3 (and wished I had with MI:2) for the same reasons.
Blasphemy! M:I3 is possibly one of the top 5 best movies of 2006 and loads of badass fun. I will ship you a copy for FREE if you PROMISE me you'll watch it all the way through. It's a great movie and makes even the most off-put person think, if even for only a split second, that Tom Cruise could be cool. The best BOOM! BOOM! Witty-Action movie I've seen since, I don't know, M:I 1.
Hehe, maybe I should give them a go then. I think my problem was that MI:2 seemed like such a departure from the original (which was all suave and classy) and MI:3 looked to be following the same pattern as the second one (how many explosions per minute can we fit in). Also as far as I could see the character of Ethan Hunt in the first film has almost no similarities to the one in the first.

I guess my problem is that they don't seem to have the same feel as the original (or the first two) and might as well be a completely different series. Anyhoo, glad that POTC hasn't done that.
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Gnome326 wrote:

I'm pretty sure the point was to keep you on your toes, sort of like in the first PotC. Was Jack good or was bad? Well he kind of just played things so they would end in his favor. Sort of like this movie. I liked it. It worked very well imo.
I know what your saying, and yes, I agree it worked very well in PoTC. The thing about this movie was that all the main characters were doing it at the same time.
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Hey Elliptical Productions, in the subject of this topic you spelled Caribbean C A R R I B E A N. You do know that’s wrong right? biggrin
Posted: Sat, 26th May 2007, 3:34pm

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Kyal wrote:

Gnome326 wrote:

I'm pretty sure the point was to keep you on your toes, sort of like in the first PotC. Was Jack good or was bad? Well he kind of just played things so they would end in his favor. Sort of like this movie. I liked it. It worked very well imo.
I know what your saying, and yes, I agree it worked very well in PoTC. The thing about this movie was that all the main characters were doing it at the same time.
Thats because they're pirates now as well smile
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I saw it yesterday, and have to say I agree with Kyal. It was a genuinely fun and entertaining film; and I enjoyed it. However, my problem was that there wasn't really any character I could identify with. Everyone did something underhanded, so I had difficulty deciding who to "root for."
And yeah, it might be more realistic to have these characters in the "grey areas" like that, but I think part of what makes classic-style adventure stories so enjoyable is that the lines are more clearly drawn; good guys and bad guys-which is more like what I was looking for.
Still a very good film, though-just not as good as I think it could've been.
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Rawree wrote:

Atom wrote:

Rawree wrote:

I have with Terminator 3
Despite not having the theme, T3 was a terrific movie. Give it a shot.

and MI:3 (and wished I had with MI:2) for the same reasons.
Blasphemy! M:I3 is possibly one of the top 5 best movies of 2006 and loads of badass fun. I will ship you a copy for FREE if you PROMISE me you'll watch it all the way through. It's a great movie and makes even the most off-put person think, if even for only a split second, that Tom Cruise could be cool. The best BOOM! BOOM! Witty-Action movie I've seen since, I don't know, M:I 1.
Hehe, maybe I should give them a go then. I think my problem was that MI:2 seemed like such a departure from the original (which was all suave and classy) and MI:3 looked to be following the same pattern as the second one (how many explosions per minute can we fit in). Also as far as I could see the character of Ethan Hunt in the first film has almost no similarities to the one in the first.
That's almost exactly why M:I3 works so well. Where M:I2 was a horrendous butchering of the character, M:I3 brings Hunt back as a very-very-very-quick-witted badass, just like the original. Also, just as the original had a IMF crew, M:I3 has a similar crew with Hunt, and they all don't die in the beginning.

M:I2 was horrible, M:I3 is a great memento of the first one with a newer cinematic feel. It's the only movie, I think, where I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Oh, and Pirates:

Sold out yesterday, no matter the time. Sold out today, but I got a ticket for 5:30 at 3:45. Got in about 4:15, had to sit in the front row corner. Movie was okay, but far too convoluted and just plain stupidly-confusing-for-no-reason. While it was incredibly entertaining, after an hour and half of the same, unimaginative sword and cannon fights I was really ready to leave.
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Atom wrote:

Movie was okay, but far too convoluted and just plain stupidly-confusing-for-no-reason. While it was incredibly entertaining, after an hour and half of the same, unimaginative sword and cannon fights I was really ready to leave.
Then again you bever did care for any of the pirates movies anyway did you?
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I cant stand the way Calypso talks... She says "Tings" instead of "Things".

Movie was too long.

Kiera Knightley had a bad-ass outfit. I want it for halloween.
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Christofer Matthias wrote:

Atom wrote:

Movie was okay, but far too convoluted and just plain stupidly-confusing-for-no-reason. While it was incredibly entertaining, after an hour and half of the same, unimaginative sword and cannon fights I was really ready to leave.
Then again you bever did care for any of the pirates movies anyway did you?
No, not at all, but I can still appreciate and understand the story and technicals. And for a story, I saw it as stupidly-convoluted. You can figure that out without any interest or knowledge of pirates.

bever.
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Atom, sorry if you took my question the wrong way. I wasn't trying to discredit your opinion I was just clarifying that it was coming from a somewhat bias source.

I agree, there were far to many twists in the movie. I kept imagining the writers sitting around and thinking "What could we do now that the audience wouldn't expect. . .It doesn't really have to help advance the movie as long as it takes 'em by surprise."

I think my biggest complaint with both DMC and AWE was that they just forgot what kind of movie they were writing. . .it felt to me like the writers were out to prove something after the first one. I still liked it though, don't get me wrong.
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looks like Pirates did not break any box office records.

Anyways, the twists worked perfectly, though. Look at the first PotC. Look at the first PotC. You kept guessing about Jack all the way to the very end, the difference is they applied that characteristic to pretty much all the main characters. They also gave us reasons as to why each character would act that way. It all was very well written to me. Maybe you guys need to watch the first one again, followed by a repeat veiewing of the second?
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I loved the feel of the first pirates movie. The second and third didn't capture that at all. And the first movie was brilliant in all the twists and all of Jacks sides being reveiled. What I thought was that they tried to do that again for the third, and pretty much failed. It entertained me, but not to the extent that a Pirates of the Carribean movie should have.

O, and MI3 is definetly one of the greatest action movies ever, in my opinion.
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I thought is was amazing the effects and sets were just super believeable especially the whirlpool scenes
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Gnome326 wrote:

Anyways, the twists worked perfectly, though. Look at the first PotC. Look at the first PotC. You kept guessing about Jack all the way to the very end, the difference is they applied that characteristic to pretty much all the main characters. They also gave us reasons as to why each character would act that way. It all was very well written to me. Maybe you guys need to watch the first one again, followed by a repeat veiewing of the second?
Well you're obviously entitled to your own opinion. I have watched CotBP probably around a dozen times (maybe more, I've lost count) and DMC a minimum of 5 times. Like I said I still very much enjoyed the second and third movies, I just thought they lost some of the "funness" of the first one.

Yes, the first movie kept you wondering about Jack, which was a great element, but he was pretty much the only character in question. It was extremely clear that Will and Elizabeth were good guys, Barbossa wad a bad guy and so forth. . . And yes, in 2 & 3 they did give us reasons why the characters acted the way they did, but most of them I found a bit lame.

WARNING: Spoilers Below
I think what bothered me the most was the "darkness" incorporated in the DMC and AWE that wasn't in CotBP. Opening the movie with a kid getting hung and ending with Will captaining the Dutchman just did not set the right mood IMO. CotBP was never about drama.
END OF SPOILERS

Anyway, 2 and 3 are still among some of my favorite movies...they just had so much unused potential!
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Christofer Matthias wrote:

Gnome326 wrote:

Anyways, the twists worked perfectly, though. Look at the first PotC. Look at the first PotC. You kept guessing about Jack all the way to the very end, the difference is they applied that characteristic to pretty much all the main characters. They also gave us reasons as to why each character would act that way. It all was very well written to me. Maybe you guys need to watch the first one again, followed by a repeat veiewing of the second?
Well you're obviously entitled to your own opinion. I have watched CotBP probably around a dozen times (maybe more, I've lost count) and DMC a minimum of 5 times. Like I said I still very much enjoyed the second and third movies, I just thought they lost some of the "funness" of the first one.

Yes, the first movie kept you wondering about Jack, which was a great element, but he was pretty much the only character in question. It was extremely clear that Will and Elizabeth were good guys, Barbossa wad a bad guy and so forth. . . And yes, in 2 & 3 they did give us reasons why the characters acted the way they did, but most of them I found a bit lame.

WARNING: Spoilers Below
I think what bothered me the most was the "darkness" incorporated in the DMC and AWE that wasn't in CotBP. Opening the movie with a kid getting hung and ending with Will captaining the Dutchman just did not set the right mood IMO. CotBP was never about drama.
END OF SPOILERS

Anyway, 2 and 3 are still among some of my favorite movies...they just had so much unused potential!
STOP! JUST STOP! I sat down in my LB to watch POTCDMC and POTCCOTBP!!! .........Just stop with abrevating every little thing plzzzz
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ssj john wrote:



STOP! JUST STOP! I sat down in my LB to watch POTCDMC and POTCCOTBP!!! .........Just stop with abrevating every little thing plzzzz
FFS! STFU!
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lol ha ha sorry I just didn't feel like typing out the full titles every time. I'll try to make myself do it next time biggrin
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SPOILERS...PROBABLY
I saw it last night. I'd haveto say this is one of the best movies I ever seen. I thought it was better than the second and probly a little bit better than the first. I thought the plot was a little hard to follow and I think they should've done more with Eclypso (or whatever her name is) but those are pretty much the only somewhat negetive things I can say about it.
btw, the effects where AMAZING!
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I saw it the other night and i think it was good.

Good points
Acting was great.
Music was good and helped bring the feel into the scenes.
The effects were fantastic.
some good comedy bits in it.

Bad points
The film was way too long.
The storyling was hard to follow and seemed like you needed to understand every little detail of it.
Some of the comedy didn't work too well.
Only one major action scene really upset me but i think it was played out well.

Well that's my review

B3N
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I saw this the other day. As with the last Pirates movie, I heard nothing buy crap reviews, so I went in with loooow expectations, and came out rather enjoying the movie.


SPOILER

Best part? When the chick from 28 Days Later grew huge and exploded into a bunch of crabs. Glorious.
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Anne wrote:

I cant stand the way Calypso talks... She says "Tings" instead of "Things".

Movie was too long.

Kiera Knightley had a bad-ass outfit. I want it for halloween.
I'll let you have the outfit aslong as you give me Kiera Knightley.

I was actually slightly dissapointed with the film. I thought they spent way too much time doing stuff that didn't really make a difference to the film.

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I hated the way they made such a huge deal about Calypso throughout the whole film, about releasing her so she could help destroy EITco and Davey Jones and then when they eventually released Calypso she made pretty much no contribution to the final outcome. They could have and should have done so much more with her. The bit in the desert with the crabs was a bit pointless aswell. And did there really need to be so much backstabbery, it seemed that alot of it was written in just to extend the film a bit.

It seemed very much that it was made to showcase the effects with a bit of story in between.
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***spoilers***

I know this topic is very old, but I had noticed something near the end of the film.

You know when Bootstrap Bill (and all of Davy Jones' crew) returned to being normal people? Well, I had noticed the Bill looked familiar... And, thinking about carefully, I figured that he really, really looked like this man:


AKA Stephen Harper.

Anyone else noticed that?