Monday, May 28, 2007

Yo ho

All of the criticism that has been hurled at the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie (that it is too long, too loud, too everything) is accurate but completely irrelevant. This one is a mind-musher, and an effective one at that. As long as you go in with the correct level of immaturity, you'll be just fine. And it's not like the first two were Throne of Blood, or something.

It also does an interesting bit of revisionism by making Geoffrey Rush's Captain Barbossa – and not Depp's Jack Sparrow – the most interesting and watchable ham in the joint.

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