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July 8th, 2006


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03:23 pm - Arrr!
I saw PotC2 last night! Whee! OMGYAY!

The non-spoilery reaction - yeah, it suffered from a bit of sequelitis (you know, retreading a few jokes, the tendency to try and top the first movie et al), which is sort of inevitable considering how good the first was, and this wasn't quite as good.

But that said, I haven't enjoyed a movie that much in ages. It was visually impressive, made me laugh so hard I cried, had a wonderfully twisted plot and was just so much fun.

Also, going into it completely unspoiled was a good idea. Very rollercoastery "What the hell will happen next?"

I've had a good week for not being spoiled.

On that subject, to borrow a quote from someone else's comments, OMGWTFBARBOSSA?

Seriously, I did not seeing coming at all. That makes two big villains arriving at the last minute to shock the hell out of me, both of which I wasn't spoiled for.

Hehe. Barbossa: like the Daleks, in a way.

Dear lord, it was fun.


And advice to anyone going to see it: Stay for the end of the credits. It's worth it.

*needs a pirates icon*

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From:danel4d
Date:July 8th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
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heh - although I was foolish enough(hence icon) to read the novelisation a few weeks ago, it actually finishes with the kraken eating Jack and Our Heroes agreeing that this is a fairly sad turn of events - none of the return to Tia Dalma, so I too was completely unspoiled - indeed, anti-spoilered, since I considered myself spoilered - for the OMGWTFBARBAROSSA.

Only thing is, I've had to tell my Dad and my sister that that they must see the first film before going to see this (fortunately, I have it on DVD). I can barely begin to imagine what the reaction of someone who'd never seen the first film would be.

Also - I'm not sure if I'm imagining things or if anyone else has noticed this - when Will is stealing the key, Davy has a weird locket music-box thing playing which keeps him asleep, right? They linger on it a few times. But, I could swear there's a brief shot of an almost identical locket in Tia Dalma's hut the first time they visit - klepto!Jack steals a ring, and its right next to the locket, while Tia is off getting his Jar o' Dirt. No idea what it could mean. Or if I didn't just imagine it.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 8th, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
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Well, I don't know of anyone who hasn't seen the first one, so that isn't really a problem.

And I have seen someone else comment on the locket thing at Tia Dalma's, so it isn't just you. The current theory is possibly that she's Davy's lost love.

Oh, I am so looking forward to the next movie. This one defintely has an Empire Strikes Back ending.
From:gunderpants
Date:July 8th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
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Maybe Tia has the mysterious locket that Dung swiped from Number Twelve as well?
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 8th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
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Tia, the keeper of purloined bling?
From:gunderpants
Date:July 8th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
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And hotness. This preoccupation with Naomie Harris stems from her fighting zombies in her underwear in '28 Days Later'. It made me die of the hot.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 8th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
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A little shallowness is good for the soul.
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From:fa11ing_away
Date:July 8th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
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*needs a pirates icon*
yaaaarr!
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From:mittendorfer
Date:July 8th, 2006 11:33 am (UTC)
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Simply fabulous, and a dog 'god' king too. What more could you want from 2.5 hours of escapism?

With Doctor Who tonight I am spoilt, in the abundance of riches sense.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 8th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
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Yes, I think abundance of riches indeed.

I love my fandoms.

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