Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Last night Anneka and I went to see the eagerly anticipated Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
As usual, I wont spoil the plot itself, but I can reveal that I was underwhelmed - not because it was a poor film in anyway, more that it didn't meet my expectations.
At almost 3 hours in length (168 minutes to be exact) the film doesn't bore you, whereas when I went to see LOTR at the cinema, I was fidgeting for over an hour. And you can definitely see every dollar of the (no doubt) huge budget splashed across the huge screen throughout the duration of the film.
The action sequences have been beefed up; the costumes are even more extravagent and the cast is bursting with big names - with a brief appearance of Keith Richards himself. The pace of it all is very fast too - encouraging you to stay awake as you are bombarded with a clever plot full of revelations, which tie the trilogy together.
But I was still underwhelmed by it all. Maybe it's the Matrix effect - the first was insane; ground breaking; unique and original. The second was more of the first - we'd seen it all before, but wanted more. The third became tedious and almost too much. The same could be said of Pirates - but not quite as foot-stabbing.
I've already said that I wont return to the cinema to see it again - but instead, I'll await the DVD release. Whether or not I stick to my word is another matter, considering I saw the original about 6 times in the cinema and the second 2 or 3 times.
Don't let me put you off it - Anneka was really impressed with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and I enjoyed it, as I was shown new and exciting things. Maybe I'll be eating my hat in a few weeks...
Posted: Friday 25th May 2007, 00:32pm
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