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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2006, 11:39:21 AM »
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Im not so sure I see Orlando becoming like Cary Elwes...


You mean having a career that goes nowhere, giving a terrible performance in "Twister," and then fading into oblivion? Even if Bloom never makes another movie, he's had more success tahn Elwes, who is only noteworthy for "Bride" and "Glory."
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2006, 12:14:50 PM »
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Im not so sure I see Orlando becoming like Cary Elwes...
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You mean having a career that goes nowhere, giving a terrible performance in "Twister," and then fading into oblivion? Even if Bloom never makes another movie, he's had more success tahn Elwes, who is only noteworthy for "Bride" and "Glory."



I meant more in the "every young girl growing up will fall madly in love with him when they watch this movie" sort of way.
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2006, 08:49:19 PM »
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I meant more in the "every young girl growing up will fall madly in love with him when they watch this movie" sort of way.


That makes a lot more sense. And I must say, I forgot two other good performances from him - his guest shot on "Seinfeld" and his turn as John Houseman in "Cradle Will Rock."
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2006, 09:06:39 PM »
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You mean having a career that goes nowhere, giving a terrible performance in "Twister," and then fading into oblivion? Even if Bloom never makes another movie, he's had more success tahn Elwes, who is only noteworthy for "Bride" and "Glory."


Robin Hood Men in Tights.... he was good in that too...

They both have the eyecandy factor, but I do believe that is a good point. Orlando's already more successful.

I was so depressed by the quivering pile of yuck that Cary was in Saw, thats for sure. Because, yes, after Bride and Robin I fell in love with him - like any good young little stereotyped girl.
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2006, 01:14:32 AM »
I thought Cary was great in Saw.  Unfortunately, acting the role really well meant that the audience should hate him.  We did.  Nicely put, by the way, "quivering pile of yuck"  pithy.
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2006, 02:23:57 AM »
Just saw Pirates.  I enjoyed it, overall, although a lot depends on the third, since this was basically only half a movie.  If the third capitalizes on the setup here, though, I think the trilogy could be pretty darned good.

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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2006, 03:26:38 PM »
I just went to see this movie a couple of days ago, and I have to say it was brilliant :) Although having said that, I really must agree with a part of the review. The part in question would be that it just doesn't seem as clever or immersing as the old one. But damn, the ending is great ;D At least IMO.

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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2006, 06:00:44 PM »
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2006, 04:26:51 PM »
Hey!!
Can Someone Please Help.....???? ???
My Friends Didnt Want To Stay While The Credits Were Running So We Left....So I Missed The Very Last Bit After The Credits.Could Anyone Please Enlighten Me As To What Happened.
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2006, 01:09:23 PM »
So I saw this a couple days ago.

It really isn't that bad of a film.

I mostly agree with the Gibbs review.

So the end credit scene...SPOILER

after the end of the credits, you go back to the island and see the cannibal natives dancing. Sitting on the throne is the prison dog holding a bone in it's mouth.

end SPOILER.

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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2006, 06:59:25 PM »
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2006, 08:42:24 PM »
Finally got to see Pirates today.  I thought it was very satisfying.  It has the making to be a great second chapter of an overall wonderful trilogy.  Reminded me a bit of Empire Strikes back in that way.  Dark, revelations, a bit more romantic, tense, and leaves you with a little feeling of "qua"?  Not bad, not bad at all...
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2006, 08:59:14 PM »
I liked it too.

I can see why some people didn't. It had a ton of plot, did not end, and had a ton of slap you in the face drama and action.

Oh, and the fact that Jack seemed to be idolized through out the entire show. That did bug me quite a bit.

Anyway! I will like to see the third.
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2006, 01:23:17 AM »
I've realized one of the things that bugged me about it. I wasn't emotionally involved. Like the bits with the kraken? Meh. I could appreciate the quality of the CGI, but I just didn't care what happened. Or the whole bit with Will on Davy Jones' ship. It didn't pull me in.
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Re: review: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2006, 02:24:31 AM »
That's how I felt about X3, but this one was a little more fun than X3, so I suppose I got into Pirates more.
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