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Monday, September 04, 2006

Hunter and I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men's Chest last night, and liked it so much we rented the first movie tonight.

I feel there is one moment where my credibility is stretched too far. Oddly, it is not anything to do with cursed Aztec gold or undead pirates. It is when Commodore Norrington lets Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and his beloved Elizabeth all disappear when he had all of them in the palm of his hand.

It seems out of character.

The undead pirates are all true to themselves. So is Jack Sparrow, in his loose way. Norrington is true to himself until the very end, when he does something that makes very little sense, I feel.

A film has to be consistent within the world it creates. It's fine if it creates a world that is different from the one we live in. But it has to stay true to its school.


I was annoyed by the utter disregard for Why when they finally all get the Special Chest they've been seaching for and what do they do? They drop the chest and go off sword fighting. Worse, Kiera Knightly charges after them throwing rocks for God's sake. It was so mindblowingly irresponsible that it pissed me off to no end. I could virtually overhear the conversation in the conference room, "oh shit, guys! We haven't had a good sword fight set piece in...well, pretty much the whole script. How do we fix this?" Someone has a brilliant suggestion, "we just have them forget about the chest in their desperate need to fight each other for possession of it. Yes, that'll do the trick."

Stupid. But you're right, the moment you mention was also out of character. Awfully trusting for such a timeless, heartless (literally) villian.

By Blogger Abe Burnett, at 6:13 PM  

The canned conflict between Wolverine and Storm in XMen3 had the same effect on me. Completely out of left field. Also, when Professor X yells at Wolverine when he questions how he was with Jean's suppressed self. It was like Prof X was on drugs.

By Blogger sully, at 9:38 PM  

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