Monday, July 10, 2006
Well, it's landing at 132 million.
Saw the movie last night - Loved it. Great stuff happening in there. The Perfect Summer movie, and a perfect compliment to the 1st film, and I eagerly await to see what they come up with in the final installment, "At World's End."
Orlando Bloom has some nice stuff in here, his scenes with Stellan Skaarsgard are great, and this movie fleshes out some stuff we've heard about in the first movie. I like Bloom, shame he got stuck in the clunker, Elizabethtown, but I don't see that as his fault, that was more of Cameron Crowe's blunder.
Keira, sweet as always, and her character's actions are interesting to see.
Loved Bill Nighy as Davey Jones. Wow. Incredible work by him as well as the F/X team.
Depp - What can you say. Still owns this role, and his I did like what they did with his character here.
Gore Verbinski should get a special commendation for steering this ship, he's got so much well-choreographed action sequences going on at the same time throughout, it was a delight to see. Also, if you think he can only do big Summer flicks, check out The Weather Man, which he directed last year.
Was it a perfect movie? No, but it was fun as hell. Better than the 1st? I'd say it's a good companion piece. It's what a Summer movie should be.
Also, stick around through the end credits, there's a little something at the end that's quite funny.