Becky and I took the kids to see Pirates of the Caribbean on Saturday afternoon at a sold out AMC Theater in Highlands Ranch. For those of you who don’t know, the AMC Theaters in Highlands Ranch has a deal where you can get into see a movie for just $5 on Saturday mornings. The MSN movie website at Pirates Of The Caribbean describes the movie as follows:
“Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney hit, which re-teams original director Gore Verbinski with original screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. As Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) prepare to exchange vows at the alter, their wedding plans hit rough waters with the arrival of sea-bound scallywag Jack Sparrow. It seems that Sparrow owes a substantial blood debt to Scottish sea captain Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), and that the only way for the flamboyant sea rover to elude the wrath of his otherworldy pursuer is to seek the aid of Gypsy queen Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), whose power to resurrect the dead and gaze into the future may provide just the advantage needed to avoid a waterlogged fate in the locker of his legendary nemesis.”
The first of the series of Pirates of the Caribbean was one of my favorite epic adventures, so I was really looking forward to seeing the second installment like millions of other fans.
Dead Man’s Chest was exciting, but pretty far fetched and kind of long and drawn out in parts. The movie had too many plots going on at one time and spent way too much time on some goofy aspects of the film like when Jack Sparrow and crew are captured by cannibals. It kind of reminded me of what George Lucas did with his Star Wars little Ewoks that wrecked the third Star Wars film.
It had a surprise ending with plenty of backstabbing that I guess one would expect from pirates, however I wasnt’ prepared for a two part series to conclude Dead Man’s Chest. It was kind of like watching a television show only to realize at the end that they left you hanging for next week’s episode. That was extremely disappointing compared to the first installment where they brought everything to a conclusion for the audience.
We waited until the end of the credits for an extra scene that wasn’t worth the extra time, so don’t bother sitting through the credits unless you like to read them. In the end, I liked the film, but not as much as Curse of the Black Pearl. Becky and I both thought it was Worth The Trip and Conroy and Corban loved it. Bianca thought it was stupid even though she liked the first one. She was probably too little to see it.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
The Kids Review
Corban – **** Don’t Miss It
Bianca – * Don’t Bother
Conroy – **** Don’t Miss It
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