Quick Review: Pirates Part 2


Another example of a sequel that lifts the first. I really liked the first movie, and wondered how they could possibly extend it… but here (like Matrix, Shrek, Spiderman) is an example of how the filmmakers stayed true to the original yet extended it to include richer/darker/more meaningful themes.

It was also interesting to see the fine line between horror and thriller… and this stayed true to the latter… though always flirting close to the line.

Unlike what most reviewers have been saying; I didn’t find the movie all about Johnny Depp. The vast array of characters all captured the imagination; and it was particularly good to see a ‘growth’ in the relationship dynamic between the on-screen characters played played by Kiera Knightly and Orlando Bloom.

Also… while we all knew that Matrix had a “part three” it was interesting how this movie publicity has underplayed the triquel idea… so that the people with me had no idea that there was another movie coming. In effect, the final ending reminded me of Back to the Future Part II (in the 80s)… which ended with yet another “To be continued…” and making the audience beg for more.

In all, I really liked the movie… yes it was chaotic at parts… too much action and too many characters. But within its genre, and excellent adventure.

(ps. it was helped all the more that we saw the morning show where the tickets were cheaper!)

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