Sunday, May 27, 2007

should I skip out?

Seems that "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" is getting quite the jolly rogering from the critics. I'm wondering whether it's worth the price of a ticket. The main complaints seem to be (1) the sheer length of the movie, (2) a convoluted and confusing plot, (3) an overabundance of characters in general, and (4) the consequent underuse or misuse of some of those characters.

All symptoms point to acute sequelitis.



Sean said...

Have tickets for 7:30 tonite at coex.

Anonymous said...

"Jolly rogering" - we can always count on you to bring the funny.

In case you haven't already, hop on over to my site--the latest entry is a review of the film. The first half is non-spoiler, while the second half is a spoiler-laden discussion of some of the (back) story problems.

Bottom line: if you are a fan of the series, go see it. Yes, it is confusing; yes, certain parts of the story don't really make sense; yes, I think certain characters could have been used more. But it draws mostly everything to a conclusion, and it is great fun to watch.

If you're not a big fan of the series, though, you might want to skip it. That is, if you thought the faults of PotC 2 outweighed the merits, you'll only find more of the same here. For me, "more of the same" was a good thing, blemishes and all.

Oh, and if you are going to see it at all, it definitely needs to be seen on the big screen.

Sean said...

Will read Charles review tomorrow. I saw it and had fun. it's a comic book movie. Well not really, but it feels like a comic book movie and if you enjoy comic books or movies based on them, you'll enjoy this one.

My favorite character in all three movies is Captain Barbosa