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Potc review


At least we finally figured out what happened to Blackstrap Bill Turner. The weaknesses of the first film were accentuated by the second. Lots of bizarre plotnesses issues. Terrible dialogue for both Johnny Depp and Kiera Knightly. They tried to do callbacks to snappy dialogue in the first film, but it fell flat.

My favorite scene, the three way sword fight.

Of course, Jack Davenport, YUM! And his lines were fabulous. Snarky, sarcastic, mean, and bitter.

And given the Johnny Depp love that abounds, I'm probably the only one who reached the end of the movie and hoped that when the witch/voodoo queen (Widow of the Web - been there, done that, seen it better.) asked them if they wanted to save them, I hoped they'd say no. The first mate is quite pragmatic, he wouldn't say yes. Sparrow just wasn't that good of a captain. The other two cowards would say no. Will Scarlett, you've just seen your fiancé in a passionate clinch with the bastard who just tried to sell your soul into slavery, what's the first thing you want to do when that's over? Let's go rescue his lying, cheating tush! Although at least Elizabeth's motives for rescuing him, I can understand. "Hey Elizabeth," in best cheery AOL voice, "You've got guilt!"

But on the other hand, Barborossa. That could be potentially cool. Except um, ya know, dead. I know dead seems to be wicked optional in these movies, and that's fine.

On the other hand, marrying the legends of the Kraken (Greek), The Flying Dutchman (English maritime), and Davy Jones (English maritime, but no relation) is not something that should ever happen. Also, the guys tell me that any similarity between Davy Jones and Cthulu is purely coincidental.

Other things I liked are the guy who was part of of the ship.

One thing I've noticed is that I tend to anticipate the funny bits and laugh just a bit before they say the thing that would have made me laugh. And then when they actually say it, I don't laugh, 'cause I already have. It's very White Queen of me.
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