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Pirates of the Carribean
Topic by: KissNFrogs
Posted: July 11, 2003 - 4:26 PM PDT
Last Reply: February 22, 2007 - 3:06 PM PST

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author topic: Pirates of the Carribean
KissNFrogs
post #1  on July 11, 2003 - 4:26 PM PDT  
This movie is great. It got some bad reviews, but I thought it was awesome. I went just for the eye candy (Orlando and Johnny), but was pleasently surprised wit ha good story plot and awesome action scenes. Johnny Depp pulls off a great pirate, only he could walk like a fairy and act like an idiot and still pull off a great performace. I think this is a must see!
EKissane
post #2  on July 17, 2003 - 5:28 PM PDT  
Agreed. I had very low expectations, and was surprised and delighted. It's a throwback to classic pirate movies, and is the best fluff I've seen in a very long time.
BrodiesGirl
post #3  on July 23, 2003 - 11:24 PM PDT  
Yar, 'twas a good tale from the sea. Skeletons, pirates and a monkey can only equal goodness, but Johnny Depp definitely made the movie a true popcorn treat.
IronS
post #4  on July 9, 2006 - 8:54 PM PDT  
I was going to start a new thread entitled "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Gives Cephalopods a Bad Name" but I decided to continue this one instead (despite its misspelling).

It was silly, outrageous in parts and fun. Since I went to see it on Monday night, some teens in the audience were dressed up as pirates. I would have do so as well, if I had known (but I'm sure the theater staff wouldn't allow a real sword in the place).

SPOILER ALERT!!!!

All that swordfighting all over the place (esp. 3 people sharing 2 swords) was a real hoot; the fight choreographers must had been really busy beforehand. Davy Jones' and his crew's makeup was spectacular (although this is what my complaint about cephalopods is about - I like cephalopods and dislike having them portrayed as the bad guys or the undead).

Unfortunately, I saw the film during a showing in which there were a lot of teenagers in the audience (who cried "Argh!" during trailers). Okay, teens generally are better than younger kids, but younger kids would never say "aw!" (like faced with a cute puppy or kitten) when the chest was opened to reveal a beating heart. WTF? Well, at least the teen girls were not going, "OMG, he's sooo cute!" like some of them did during the Harry Potter movies.
IronS
post #5  on July 9, 2006 - 8:56 PM PDT  
By the way stay until after the credits!!!! Seriously, it's cute and worth a couple of chuckles.
IronS
post #6  on July 9, 2006 - 9:06 PM PDT  
I think of Dead Man's Chest as Back to the Future 2 because it ends on a cliffhanger as well. However, I think Pirates of the Caribbean 3 (At World's End) won't be out until next year. Boo! Hiss!

But this gives everyone a chance to assemble their pirate costumes! Go for it! Just make sure that your swords are not sharp.
IronS
post #7  on July 9, 2006 - 9:29 PM PDT  
By the way, MacKenzie Crook's Ragetti and Lee Arenberg's Pintel are great as the comic relief. They had some really fun lines.

Jack Davenport's James Norrington is worth mentioning if for no other reason than that my cousin and her friends think he's really hot looking as scruffy as he is in this one (as opposed to the well-fed, well-groomed Commodore of the first film). He's pitiful (drunk and tossed into the sty with the pigs) when Jack picks him up at Tortuga, but then he turns the heart in for a chance to redeem himself with the evil Lord Cutler Beckett. Boo! Hiss!

I also enjoy the more physical part that Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightly) plays in this film. She also has some funny moments as well (esp. when the boys are fighting over the chest).
Cinenaut
post #8  on July 10, 2006 - 3:49 PM PDT  
Gah! I can't believe I didn't stay until the end of the credits! It was the long running time and the large bottle of Dasani that did it.

I thoroughly enjoyed Dead Man's Chest, too. A couple of things bugged me, like having the main characters travel instantly from the cannibals to the Louisiana swamps (or wherever that was supposed to be).

The sword fights were creative and fun. The Flying Dutchman was delighfully dank and encrusted. Naomie Harris was wonderful as Tia Dalma, the jar of dirt dispensing voodoo practitioner.

Lots of fun little visual jokes!
IronS
post #9  on July 10, 2006 - 7:07 PM PDT  
> On July 9, 2006 - 8:54 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Since I went to see it on Monday night,
>

Of course, I mean Friday night.
IronS
post #10  on July 10, 2006 - 7:36 PM PDT  
> On July 10, 2006 - 3:49 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Gah! I can't believe I didn't stay until the end of the credits!
>

If you're not going to see it again: the cannibals dance their "pre-roasting the god" dance and the god in this case is the dog, sitting on the throne, wearing a smaller version of the headgear and holding a huge bone in its mouth (instead of the usual ring of keys). I guess there won't be any prison scenes in the next film.

> I thoroughly enjoyed Dead Man's Chest, too. A couple of things bugged me, like having the main characters travel instantly from the cannibals to the Louisiana swamps (or wherever that was supposed to be).
>

Um, Haiti? The cannibals would stay away from Tia Dalma anyway even if she lived on an island really close by.

> Lots of fun little visual jokes!
> ---------------------------------

Like when the prisoners whistle and hold their hands out like in the ride, but instead of trying to attract the dog holding the keys, they're trying to attract Elizabeth Swann. That was cute.
jross3
post #11  on July 10, 2006 - 11:55 PM PDT  
(spoilers)
I loved Jack's end. Very much like him, except he usually gets away.
But aparently he will anyway. But so did the undead captain from the first movie... how, may I ask, does that work, anyway? He certainly looked dead (not undead, normal dead) at the end of that one. But hey... if they can say they'll bring Jack back, I suppose the same can be done (and already has been done) for him as well. Or maybe he somehow found his own way back and therefore has the key knowledge on bringing Jack back.
But "back" from where? the krakken's stomach? The man got eaten! Yeah, I'm not being consistant - the undersea people and undead pirates, but no return from the dead?
Well it really doesn't make a difference how much or how little the supernatural fantasy of it makes sense; if the next one is as good as this one, I'll love it all the same.
hamano
post #12  on July 11, 2006 - 12:47 AM PDT  
> On July 10, 2006 - 11:55 PM PDT jross3 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> (spoilers)
>

> But "back" from where? the krakken's stomach? The man got eaten! Yeah, I'm not being consistant - the undersea people and undead pirates, but no return from the dead?

> ---------------------------------

I'm not a sea monster, but if I ate this I might throw up, however much I like Depp's acting...

underdog
post #13  on July 11, 2006 - 10:23 AM PDT  
> On July 10, 2006 - 3:49 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Gah! I can't believe I didn't stay until the end of the credits! It was the long running time and the large bottle of Dasani that did it.
>

D'oh! Damn my bladder too! I think they do these things so people then feel obligated to go back and see it again.


> I thoroughly enjoyed Dead Man's Chest, too. A couple of things bugged me, like having the main characters travel instantly from the cannibals to the Louisiana swamps (or wherever that was supposed to be).
>

I enjoyed the heck out of the movie, too, despite its flaws. You can't think about it too hard, anyway. One thing that bugged me - this is not really a big spoiler but I guess it sort of is - when Keira Knightley is posing as a boy on that ship. And none of these sex starved sailors can tell, even though she looks incredibly feminine and like you can practically see the makeup, and barely even tries to act manly in voice or actions. Really. There are some moments like that, but overall it was fun, with a few great set pieces. Both the waterwheel fight sequence and my favorite, the Johnny Depp escapes the cannibals with a stick through his back sequence. Well done.

I liked Naomie Harris, too. The hottest woman with bad teeth I can recall.
Cinenaut
post #14  on July 11, 2006 - 3:20 PM PDT  
> On July 11, 2006 - 10:23 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I liked Naomie Harris, too. The hottest woman with bad teeth I can recall.
> ---------------------------------

What did the make-up people do to her, anyway? Rub charcoal on her gums?


Okay, Irons, Haiti -- but when was the last time Haiti had tribes like that? Nevermind, the fun overwhelmed the quibbles.

IronS
post #15  on February 21, 2007 - 3:26 PM PST  
Dirty Charity Rackham says, "Get your pirate name here. Argh!"
hamano
post #16  on February 21, 2007 - 4:19 PM PST  
> On February 21, 2007 - 3:26 PM PST IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Dirty Charity Rackham says, "Get your pirate name here. Argh!"
> ---------------------------------

You might be the IronS around here, but I'M the IRON!!!

Iron Harry Kidd

A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!


Hmm... that's incredibly accurate, except for the ARR part... Are you "Dirty" because you're covered with spit, or because you hang with crewmates that eat off the floor? (See how tough I am?)
artifex
post #17  on February 21, 2007 - 6:06 PM PST  
Captain Jack Bonney

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

riiiight. :)
IronS
post #18  on February 21, 2007 - 8:07 PM PST  
> On February 21, 2007 - 4:19 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Are you "Dirty" because you're covered with spit, or because you hang with crewmates that eat off the floor? (See how tough I am?)
> ---------------------------------

Weellll....

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

I guess "Dirty" is the adjective of choice if one were to choose "Daily" for the bathing question.
woozy
post #19  on February 21, 2007 - 11:09 PM PST  
Mad Bartholomew Bonney

Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

Neat that Artifex and I are related! Like how they integrate our real first names. Jack? Harry? Charity?
Cinenaut
post #20  on February 22, 2007 - 7:40 AM PST  
I be Iron Tom Rackham and, considering me name, I be thinking that scurvy pirate name generator's name database is a bit slim.
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