Mighty lofty proclamation, even for me. But hear me out. There’s good reason to catch another chapter of Jack Sparrow’s antics with his, dare I say, beautiful crew, Elizabeth Bennet and to an extent, Will Turner.
If you’ve watched the two previous movies, you get an idea of the whole charm of the Pirates series, sailing the open seas, friends or foes one upping each other in their treachery and deceit, morally grey areas, that sense of rooting for the underdog, and of course being surprised by the twist and turns throughout the whole movie.
And don’t forget that wit and guile that only Jack Sparrow can manage, and you got a recipe for opening weekend success.
It’s status being a trilogy will of course see itself compete with Spiderman 3 in the box office, but seeing how Spidey 3 was quite a flop in the eyes of it’s rabid fans, there’s much more reason to expect that PotC will rake in as much, if not more, than Spidey’s opening weekend earnings.
The action is much more intense, with your eyes being treated to a veritable feast of briney proportions. The death scene of the main baddie in this movie is quite a masterpiece in it’s own right, slow mo effects while everything around him is being disintegrated. Just, wow.
I’m quite anal about noticing the special effects bit to be… “special effects”. If I want to suspend my disbelief, I want it to be suspended without being jerked back into my cynical brain and mutter, “Ooh, polygonal fakery”. Thankfully, the effects in this movie is a labor of love. The scene where the pirate ships amassing for the final battle? It looks like a fleet of rickety old ships. Opting not to focus heavily on the special effects, rather, to focus on the interaction of the characters has always been a staple of the Pirates series.
You will believe that they are a rag tag bunch of misfits, you’ll love every bit of comedic interaction, which is not forced like Tobey Maguire’s tabletop dancing shenanigans. You’ll love the subtle in jokes, you’ll love the not-so-subtle jokes, you’ll love the emotions the characters are portraying to each other. You’ll love this movie. Period.
p/s: Many thanks to the two lovely ladies who accompanied me to the movie.
Enough shivering yet? I saw the trailer for the upcoming series titled “Sarah Connor Chronicles”, and I have to say, I got chills running down my spine.
Take a gander for yourself. Then prepare to shed a tear.
I can place all my images on a map! Geotagging my images is made easier now that Yahoo has seen fit to update the map a bit. It used to be impossible to zoom in, and all you would get anyway is a mush of pixels. Now that they have a more recent data (well not that recent, the Sungai Akar roundabout hasn’t been built yet by their maps) and a higher resolution at that of Brunei, now I’m able to see what that green mush was that was close to my residence. Turns out it’s a dam. I seriously hadn’t known about that dam until perusing the Flickr maps.
I’m already planning to write in and ask for permission to shoot there in the next few weeks.
Edit: The Set is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/stupidlogic/sets/72157600212529372/
yes I have not forgotten, but caught up with work and whatnots.. today I must’ve gone to the toilet 17 times in a period of 4 hours (banar), but my interview didn’t even last that long. suprisingly, I knew what to answer my interviewers (sp) but from the video of myself that I saw, I was not sitting still. towards the end of the video, you could even see me bending down to pasang my shoes again. I know. that’s how uncomfy I am with heels
How are you, the boys and the girls? anymore late night to morning activities? hehe. I miss home. It’s been a year kan Jam since I’ve been back? maaaannn.. I really miss getting picked up and my curfew before 12 hahaha!! no really, aku miss. aku miss hang outs sama kamu. satay!!! I miss satay!!! Is that place in Serusop still there, or was that yang di *apa namanya tu ada dkt liangtoon ada soon lee atu bah*. but we always settle for the one yang tambing atu jua kan. EEE aku missss.. I heard most of the gang got good jobs, bought good cars, spent good money (or not!). tunggu aku kamu.. tunggguu.. I’m nearly done with this never ending education, then maybe I can get a good car jua. but that’s gonna take me.. a while.. kali.. and you people are probalby saving up to get married next.
OK Jam I have to sign off. need to find something to eat before going off to work tonight. you and the other peeps there on the other side of the ocean, take care of yourselves, jangan drive laju-laju tawu ku kerita kamu atu build to be fast, use those seat belts – it’s not there just to complete the car package (haven’t kamu missed me yet for that hahahah!!) and last but not least happy birthday Jam!! mudahan panjang umur murah rezeki kan Jam. See kamu soon, hopefully. tell Shren I still remember what he said, to come back in one piece.
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