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9th July 2006 16:57  #1

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Stunningly good, from acting to stunts/effects to score and overall, a very fun film.  I really liked how Spoiler trust between Jack Sparrow and Will/Elizabeth really began to crumble... which went to show that Jack Sparrow isn't some kind of Disney-plush toy character, but a pirate... an untrusting, immoral, selfish, and low-life pirate.  I hope the third film makes him pay for his sins in this one.

For me it's to the first one as Terminator 2 was to it's original, which is a bold statement.  Looks as though it's handing Superman Returns it's ass in box office winnings... and rightfully so. What did you guys think about it?

9th July 2006 17:41  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Why rightfully so? As for the T2 analogy, I prefer the first, so we'll have to wait and see. I'm going to see it on Wednesday.

9th July 2006 17:42  #3

Rodrigo Giust Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Uruguay Posts: 103 Send a message via MSN to Rodrigo Giust
I liked it a lot, but it always makes me feel a little "iffy" the fact that I just saw half of a movie and "At world's end will be the other half. Just like the two Matrix sequels.
Personally I don't believe that Jack will pay for his sins as you described it, there will be a confrontation between the three, but I suspect, this being a Disney film and all that the three of them will survive.

9th July 2006 18:13  #4

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
I went to see this and superman on the same day. This film was all right, but I felt it dragged a little and the effects and the acting, save Depp of course, were all sub-par. I enjoyed superman a lot more just because it didn't seem to drag. That's just my opinion though.

10th July 2006 11:06  #5

stuart bannerman Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 139
very much enjoyed the film. a very good popcorn flick that I'm sure will clean up at the box office and if the dvd features are similar to the first film. it will clean up on retail also

10th July 2006 16:35  #6

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Not seen it yet, but it seems the Pirates sunk the man tights...
SR has had my money, and Pirates will have mine tonight.  Both DVDs will be bought.

11th July 2006 5:00  #7

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Why is it a Superman vs. Pirates contest on every single website? Why can't they just both be excelent action movies?

11th July 2006 13:49  #8

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
They are both excellent action movies.  But they're both also summer blockbusters, and is it so wrong to compare films with similiar seasonal-oriented financial goals?

You've never compared two films before, Jersey Jedi?

11th July 2006 20:48  #9

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
No, I'm not claiming to never compare films. But in nearly every single thread for superman this summer, I've seen people say "yeah, well Pirates is gonna kick the s**t outa Supes in the B.O." It's as if everyone has to choose a side between Supes and Pirates. (x3 and Supes, on the other hand, I can understand)

11th July 2006 21:38  #10

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Nah... I choose no side, I was just making a comparison between the studios' 'big guns'.  Originaly, I was curious to see how the three all compared to each other, but X3 has begun to totally settle.  Blockbuster vs. Blockbuster, not Pirate vs. Hero.  It is just those are the two of interest to everyone at the moment.

I was pulling for SR, but after watching it, and speaking to others, it was just not for everyone.  Personally, I liked it.  I just can see why Pirates is going to plunder the box office treasure.

11th July 2006 21:53  #11

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
What about Clerks 2 vs Miami Vice, who will come out on top?

13th July 2006 3:09  #12

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Saw this tonight and was decidedly underwhelmed... I know it's a two-parter, but it lost the 'feel' of the original. Saw a lot of it coming as well (I even guessed the bit at the end of the credits).

14th July 2006 10:58  #13

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
I liked it, although not as much as the first. I did like the red skies, Empire Strikes Back ending though

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