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Superbad PiratesPosted Monday, December 3, 2007, at 11:06 AM
First of all, my theatrical review can be found at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/12471.... This should be read as my feelings have not changed, however they have added lots of new content in the new unrated DVD version that is well worth watching again or for the first time. Superbad is a film that is best enjoyed with some friends, so get some friends, grab the popcorn, and rent the movie, as your about to have a blast with Superbad. This is a must watch title.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
This is one of the last flick's to come out before I started doing theatrical reviews. Nevertheless, I saw it 2 times at Cinema 3 as it was so good then, but now, its even better at home. I have been intrigued with the Pirates movies ever since I saw the original. That was a chance encounter as I just happened to buy the movie on a whim. Taking it home, it got left on the counter for a couple days before I eventually put it in and watched it. My life was ever changed. From that day forward, I was looking forward to the next Pirates flick. The day finally came and the movie was just as entertaining if not completely confusing. I was in fact a little let down by the second movie, but the cliffhanger of an ending was enough to keep me looking forward to the third and final flick, At World's End. This third one, made me like the second one again, it's that good. The amazing amount of story lines, plots, backstabbing, double crossing, and just plain lying that runs rampant in the Pirates movies makes for some hard watching until you see how it all resolves and you watch it a second, third, and fourth time. The third movie tied together all the crazy things that happened in the second that weren't completely explained. Thus, after seeing how it all goes down in the third, it's easy to go back and watch the second with a renewed interest. Thus, I have started referring to the last two pirates films as "The Dead Man's Chest At World's End" or TDMCAWE for short. I always hated that when people did it for Lord of the Rings (LOTR, LOTR: ROTK (return of the king)) and I still hate it.
Anyways, the point is that the second Pirates movie was not whole and is now complete with the third. It is best to watch Dead Man's Chest first and then watch At World's End directly after. It is a long night of movie watching as both of these flicks are decently stretched out, but the overall experience is well worth it.
As I mentioned before, the plot lines and backstabbing is fun to get wrapped up in and try to figure out who is on who's side. The acting is top notch and grounds an unbelievable story in believable emotions and feelings.
But I am forgetting an entirely huge part of Pirates. The CGI effects and action. The CGI is amazing. Davy Jones's is one of the best CGI villains/characters ever to appear on screen with the help of the acting abilities of Bill Nighy. The rest of the amazing CGI will blow you away with how realistic and pretty/ugly it is. The action is propelled greatly by the amazing digital effects work as the ships truly look like they are blowing up, the monsters truly feel like they are attacking, the actors really seem like they are in danger, and much more.
But wait...I am forgetting another important aspect of the Pirates. The comedy. Without the comedy, this series would not be the blockbuster that it is. Johnny Depp owns the screen with his Captain Jack and steals almost all of the jokes. There are great moments with Captain Jack that will have you laughing out loud.
If you enjoyed the first or second pirates flick, you'll enjoy the third. I dare say that if you liked the first, didn't like the second, you might just be like me, and love the third. I highly recommend this flick and would give it three thumbs up for being the third in the series, but can only muster up two thumbs so that will have to do. This is a must watch title.
That's it for this week. Both flicks along with some other new releases such as The Nanny Diaries are available at Movie Gallery to rent starting Dec. 4th.
Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.
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