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Jul 8, 2006, 03:41 AM
 
Anyone else seen it?

Much better than the first one, IMO.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 03:47 AM
 
I went to the midnight showing — I was a huge fan of the first one. I didn't think this one was quite as good, but again, I had pretty high expectations. I definitely enjoyed it. My only real complaint is that it could have stood to be about 30 minutes shorter (both because it felt a little thin at parts and because I really had to pee by the big fight scene).
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Jul 8, 2006, 03:49 AM
 
Pretty funny at parts. The kraken was pretty cool. The damn theater was about 90 degrees by the end of it, that's my biggest complaint.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 05:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Brien
Much better than the first one, IMO.
If it is as good as the first one I would be more than satisfied.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 09:42 AM
 
Check this review out: http://www.askaninja.com/node/1175



Most reviews aren't much nicer than that one, but I'll still go see it.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 10:28 AM
 
Hmm I was pretty disappointed. The whole thing felt a lot more... loose and unwieldy to me. A little too much running back and forth away from things, and I feel like a lot cooler could've been done with the whole control of the chest idea. Good ending though.

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Jul 8, 2006, 10:33 AM
 
That review is sooooo right. Way too many plot lines - the movie tried to do too much. The only reason I enjoyed it was because Depp's portrayal of Jack Sparrow is hilarious, and because Keira Knightly is in it.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 11:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by Ghoser777
That review is sooooo right. Way too many plot lines - the movie tried to do too much. The only reason I enjoyed it was because Depp's portrayal of Jack Sparrow is hilarious, and because Keira Knightly is in it.
PotC: Keira Knightley's Chest?
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Jul 8, 2006, 12:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Millennium
PotC: Keira Knightley's Chest?

Now that's what I call some pirate BOOTY!!!

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Jul 8, 2006, 12:53 PM
 
Booty is a bit lower and on the other side. Sheesh.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 01:41 PM
 
i thought the ask a ninjg dude had it completely right - what the hell was with all the plots, subplots etc? and at the end how did _________ return? augh, i am really dissappointed.
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Jul 8, 2006, 02:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by ApplCmptrDood
and at the end how did _________ return?
I'm thinking you were supposed to be wondering that. It will be explained in the next one.
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Jul 8, 2006, 02:44 PM
 
I couldn't understand a word the witch doctor was saying.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 03:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Ghoser777
I couldn't understand a word the witch doctor was saying.
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Jul 8, 2006, 04:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor
Pretty funny at parts. The kraken was pretty cool. The damn theater was about 90 degrees by the end of it, that's my biggest complaint.
Did you go see it at a theater in Grand Blanc, Michigan?!? Seriously, I had the same exact experience. Comfortable at the beginning, sweating like crazy in 90 degree heat at the end.

I saw in at a midnight showing because a freind bought the tickets and having two kids under 3 years old it's the only chance I have going to the theater anymore. At the theater I went to it was worse than any Star Wars premier with freaks dressed up in costume. I bet about 30% were in getups that took days to create and another 50% in bad pirate gear. You were not in the majority if you dressed normal.

I like it. I didn't really like the first one. The first one focused too much on Depp and neglected plot lines. This one had a a much better story, but the ending was lame with the obvious dangling unsettled plot.

EDIT: Added a "not". Can you find it.
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Jul 8, 2006, 06:23 PM
 
Ok, the temp thing is weird. Everyone in our group was sweating at the end of the flick. Now, I know, Depp is hot, but he aint that hot.

Do excited women really generate that much heat? Seriously, theaters are usually colder than grocery stores.

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Jul 8, 2006, 06:27 PM
 
Well, heading to go see it now. I hope the theater I go to doesn't have the heat issues some yours had (especially since it's about 85° right now.)

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... You were in the majority if you dressed normal.

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Did you mean to say "minority"?
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 06:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by E's Lil Theorem

Did you mean to say "minority"?
I wondered the same thing.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 10:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by E's Lil Theorem
Well, heading to go see it now. I hope the theater I go to doesn't have the heat issues some yours had (especially since it's about 85° right now.)


Did you mean to say "minority"?
Actually, I meant majority, but I also meant to have a not precede it.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 10:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dopetrackalistic
I wondered the same thing.
That's my goal; two keep you wondering.
     
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Jul 8, 2006, 10:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader
That's my goal; two keep you wondering.
That was pretty funny.
     
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Jul 9, 2006, 12:16 AM
 
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Jul 9, 2006, 03:32 AM
 
Anyone else think they ripped off Orlando's shirt solely cause he has a sexy back?

Anyway, I enjoyed it. But, was it just me or was Jack a bit more cut throat in this one? Honestly I think sequels typically have to step things up a notch to be better than the first. I guess they tried to do that in this one. There were a few things that just seemed silly, what was with that whole thing where Jack was randomly worshiped as a god? I mean sure that was cool, but wasn't the bit in the ball a bit like in the Incredibles? And didn't it have the exact same feeling as the water wheel at the end?
Are they fighting Davy Jones in the next movie? I dono I realize they wanted to leave the plot open but it seems a bit too open to me.
     
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Jul 9, 2006, 04:52 AM
 
Yeah, they just wanted to show his sexy, makeup-blood-covered back.
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Jul 9, 2006, 10:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Salty
Anyone else think they ripped off Orlando's shirt solely cause he has a sexy back?
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Jul 9, 2006, 01:08 PM
 
I saw it and really enjoyed it. The plot wasn't as neat and clever as the first, but they're obviously trying to magnify everything to beat the original and extend the franchise. Still, more than enough action and effects to justify my $8.
     
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Jul 9, 2006, 01:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by phillryu
Hmm I was pretty disappointed. The whole thing felt a lot more... loose and unwieldy to me. A little too much running back and forth away from things

That is exactly what I didn't like about the first one.

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Jul 9, 2006, 02:42 PM
 
I was pretty disappointed too.

The plot was disjointed. It seemed Disney was just trying to throw characters in left and right where ever they could possibly fit. Two simultaneous plots going at the same time was... hard to follow. The other thing that annoyed me was the whole Liz - Sparrow thing going on. In the first movie we were subjected to the whole does she like him, does she not thing with Liz - Turner and they finally resolve that story thread. It felt very rewarding to have that whole thread resolved that they love each other, and then they rip that all away when they have Liz go completely out of character and randomly decide she likes Sparrow instead. Now we have to go through an entire movie of her choosing who she likes, when we already had that story resolved once before. Finally, the end was just horrible. I was again looking for closure, and after what Sparrow did to the characters in the movie, I was really hoping he was dead. It was that bad, I wanted him to be dead. Maybe if he did die there could at least be some closure in this movie.
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Jul 9, 2006, 03:02 PM
 
It sux0red except for Keira and the special fx.
     
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Jul 9, 2006, 11:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit
I'm thinking you were supposed to be wondering that. It will be explained in the next one.
Too bad though that after this movie I don't actually care enough to go see it in the theatres. I'll probably rent it though.

Ironically, to me this one felt even more like they wanted to make it into an amusement park attraction compared to the first one.
     
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Jul 9, 2006, 11:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker
That is exactly what I didn't like about the first one.
Same here.
     
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Jul 9, 2006, 11:43 PM
 


When they were in a swamp, and someone said something about "seeing her" I was like… hmm I bet its a black voodoo lady in a swamp.

Monkey Island did that every time I think

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Jul 10, 2006, 12:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by OwlBoy


When they were in a swamp, and someone said something about "seeing her" I was like… hmm I bet its a black voodoo lady in a swamp.

Monkey Island did that every time I think

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I swear I thought the exact same thing.
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Jul 10, 2006, 11:57 AM
 
I didn't like it nearly as much as the first one. Seemed like it was lacking in plot, it was just more of the same. I didn't know it was going to be a trilogy until the abrupt ending. Just when I was about to say, "Oh, this'll be interesting..." the movie ends.

Of course having someone pull the fire alarm at the theatre in the middle of the movie didn't help, either. How'd the bunch of pirates in the second bone cage fall? The movie cut out just before that part, then started up again shortly after.
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Jul 10, 2006, 12:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon
I didn't like it nearly as much as the first one. Seemed like it was lacking in plot, it was just more of the same. I didn't know it was going to be a trilogy until the abrupt ending. Just when I was about to say, "Oh, this'll be interesting..." the movie ends.

Of course having someone pull the fire alarm at the theatre in the middle of the movie didn't help, either. How'd the bunch of pirates in the second bone cage fall? The movie cut out just before that part, then started up again shortly after.
Somebody picked up a snake and everyone freaked out. Kinda lame actually.
     
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Jul 10, 2006, 12:02 PM
 
Scary how a crappy movie can break sales records.

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Jul 10, 2006, 12:29 PM
 
I liked it if only because I knew what to expect going in. I mean, come on - this is the middle film of a trilogy. Very rarely is the middle anything more than a bridge between two films that actually have something to say.

While we were in the theater, I kept wondering why they decided to delay the third installment for an entire year. Why couldn't they do a Kill Bill and shorten the time? Then I remembered it's Disney. It's more about making money.

The third will probably make up for this. Otherwise, I'll admit it was fun and visually entertaining if a bit long and repetative. Again, to be expected. Get over it.

And how did you not know this was a trilogy, olePigeon?
     
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Jul 10, 2006, 12:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by zerroeffect
While we were in the theater, I kept wondering why they decided to delay the third installment for an entire year.
They make more money this way.

Plus it gives them time to finish the effects, build hype etc.

Other movies like LOTR, Back to the future 1,2 did this.

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Jul 10, 2006, 12:42 PM
 
Yes, it's a trilogy, but most trilogies at least have some sort of conclusion in the middle movie. PoTC: Dead Man's Chest didn't.
     
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Jul 10, 2006, 03:28 PM
 
I dunno. I remember being a little unsatisfied with the second LoTR movie, only to feel it was made better after having seen the third. I guess right now the Pirates trilogy could go either way, but a lot will depend on the final.

Still, I'd watch Pirates again...which is more than I can say for Superman.
     
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Jul 10, 2006, 08:28 PM
 
I saw this over the weekend and have to say that I was hugely disappointed. I think I laughed twice in the whole thing, and was actually checking my watch in the second half.

It was disjointed with no single coherent plot, took ages to get going, fizzed a bit... I honestly couldn't tell you the plot and have no desire to see the third film.

Considering how great the first film was I left the theatre literally apologising to the friend I convinced to go with me.

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Jul 10, 2006, 09:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by zerroeffect
I liked it if only because I knew what to expect going in. I mean, come on - this is the middle film of a trilogy. Very rarely is the middle anything more than a bridge between two films that actually have something to say.
Uhm, Empire Strikes Back or Terminator 2? Hell, even more recently X2 and Spider-Man 2?

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Jul 10, 2006, 10:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by sminch
I saw this over the weekend and have to say that I was hugely disappointed. I think I laughed twice in the whole thing, and was actually checking my watch in the second half.

It was disjointed with no single coherent plot, took ages to get going, fizzed a bit... I honestly couldn't tell you the plot and have no desire to see the third film.

Considering how great the first film was I left the theatre literally apologising to the friend I convinced to go with me.
Heh. Sounds like my GF. I didn't really want to see it, but the GF forced me to go.

She got really worried that I was bored outta my mind cuz she saw me checking my watch every 15 minutes in the second half of the movie, and was ready to apologize for dragging me there.
     
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Jul 10, 2006, 10:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82
Uhm, Empire Strikes Back or Terminator 2? Hell, even more recently X2 and Spider-Man 2?
Terminator 2 wasn't the middle in a trilogy. It was just the sequel to Terminator, and was meant to end the series.
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Jul 10, 2006, 11:04 PM
 
And unfortunately, they made T3.

Same with XMen/Spiderman. From what I understand, there are plans for far beyond 3 films.

Although, BTTF 2 was pretty good...
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 10:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug Wanker
Too bad though that after this movie I don't actually care enough to go see it in the theatres. I'll probably rent it though.
OK, I've changed my mind. I will likely go see Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End at the theatre, unless it gets bad reviews.
Why? Simply cuz Chow Yun-Fat is in it.




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And unfortunately, they made T3.
Well, I didn't hate T3. T3 is better than PotC 2.
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 10:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Brien
And unfortunately, they made T3.

Same with XMen/Spiderman. From what I understand, there are plans for far beyond 3 films.

Although, BTTF 2 was pretty good...
I'm already worried about Spidey 3. When they start putting 3-4 bad guys in one movie it smells like batman 3 & 4.

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Jul 19, 2006, 07:48 PM
 
It was okay.

Entertaining enough, until the last minute... **** ending.
     
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Jul 20, 2006, 07:38 PM
 
i liked it, not as much as the first - i'll have to watch it a few more times on dvd

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Anyone else think they ripped off Orlando's shirt solely cause he has a sexy back?
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