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[Pirates of the Caribbean 2][Cars]

The more I think about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the more I hate it, and I'm getting really annoyed at hearing that my expectations were too high and I should just have fun with it. I really don't think that a plot and a lack of racism might be too much to ask for in a movie. Look, I don't expect it to be as great as the first one, but I expect it to have some dramatic tension and drive, and I'd like to have just a little bit of character consistency (and no, flogging the dead horse of the rum joke does -not- qualify). Argh. It was long and it was boring and the actors were slaves to the special effects. And the 'cliffhanger' ending? -Whatever-. I am full to the brim with NOT CARING.

Second on the bill at the drive-in was Cars, which would have just been vaguely meh if it was from any studio other than Pixar, but because it -was- Pixar it was terrible. I should have known going in, since the trailer for it did nothing for me, but it followed Monsters Inc & Finding Nemo & The Incredibles, all of which were fresh and clever, so I was hopeful, but no. Absolutely zero emotional involvement, and a very old and tired plot. Oh Pixar. I still have hopes for Ratatouille, though, so all is not lost.

In better (ie, actually -good-) film news, Tristram Shandy comes out on DVD tomorrow. Huzzah!

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murmbeetle
Jul. 10th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
and did you notice that the only "black" car & the only "hispanic" car were married? cause god forbid they should mix with white people cars.

i tried to have fun, cause i was out for father's day with mike's family. but i was disappointed.
letterboxed
Jul. 10th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
-Yes-. Argh. It was a race issue double feature for sure.
sarrabellum
Jul. 10th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
You know that I disagree a little bit about Cars, but fuck that fucking pirate movie. It was shit. Boring, unimaginative, unoriginal, uncreative, not at all fun, offensive, racist shit. I hates it. It's the worst movie I've seen in a long, long time.
letterboxed
Jul. 10th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Wordy McWord.

(How're you feeling today?)
sarrabellum
Jul. 10th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
Hee! Not as ranty as my comment might indicate. It's just that my burning hate for that movie just keeps getting bigger.

I'm feeling about the same as last night - I called in sick to therapies, so I'm spending the day at home. I slept for, like, 12 hours! Guess I needed it.
kiltsandlollies
Jul. 10th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
omg I haven't seen Pirates yet, but I remember thinking the first one was too long, so. this sounds like I'd be crawling the walls, for even more reasons than the length.
letterboxed
Jul. 10th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
We're like "Peter Jackson makes shorter movies than this. And he calls them 'Extended Editions'".

My dislike for the movie & my annoyance with positive reviews are both bordering on irrational at this point, but whatever.
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letterboxed
Jul. 11th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know how -that- goes. That's the number one reason why I can't stand Office Space or Austin Powers.
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