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Beth and I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides back when it first came out.  It's entertaining and all, but it likes to pile stuff on way too high.  Take Blackbeard, for instance: he's got this magic sword that lets him control his ship with his mind, and that's pretty cool.  AND his officers are undead zombies, which is OK, I guess.  AND his quartermaster is a voodoo master AND he can see the future.  Really?  Isn't that a bit much?

Also, were we supposed to care about the romance between the captive mermaid and the missionary?  Cause I didn't -- it was just one more plot complication...

Also, we saw it in 2D. I wasn't really sure why I had no desire to see it in 3D, but I didn't.  Then I saw this article, and I think it nails it -- the first three movies were not in 3D, so why would I want to see #4 in 3D?

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steve_tales
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen Pirates 4 yet. The first one was awesome. 2&3 were OK, but if they'd just made one film out of the best parts, it would have been awesome. (apparently they didn't even have a finished script right before they started filming #2 - which explais why scenes just feel like set pieces).

Right now, I'm on the fence and might just wait for DVD.


3D Pirates ... the 3D preview looked campy. Swords sticking out of the screen and other cheezy effects. 3D works so much better when it subtlety adds that layer.
shadzane
Jun. 4th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
Watching the movie in 2D, you could tell the scenes that were supposed to be all cheezy in 3D. The best/worst one was when Angela, for no reason at all, grabbed a CGI snake out of a tree and draped it over her shoulder (but not before it made a lunge at the audience)
steve_tales
Jun. 8th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
Just like old SCTV 3D movie parodies. Like Dr. Tongue's 3D House of Pancakes - want more syrup as the push it at camera
shadzane
Jun. 9th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
Yes, exactly like that! Not subtle...
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