Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Pirates of The Caribbean 2

Captain Jack is Back!

Well, finally after ages of not writing any review, I have challenged myself to do so.

I was at TGV, 1-Utama to catch the flick on Movie Wednesdays. It is mid-week and the cheapest day to get tickets. The funny thing about Malaysian cinema will be the subtitles. If I am right, the title of the movie in Bahasa was Lanun-Lanun Pulau Caribbean 2: Peti Orang Mati. Don’t get me wrong as I am proud of my national language but the translation just sounds plain weird.

Here are some details on the movie courtesy of Yahoo! Movies:

Also Known As: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (United States)
Pirates of the Caribbean II
Pirates of the Caribbean: Treasures of the Lost Abyss
Production Status: Released
Genres: Action/Adventure, Adaptation and Sequel
Running Time: 145 min.
Release Date: July 7th, 2006 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of adventure violence, including frightening images.
Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Production Co.: Jerry Bruckheimer Films (The Same Guy Who Brought Us CSI)
Studios: Walt Disney Pictures
U.S. Box Office: $258,364,766
Filming Locations: Caribbean Islands
Produced in: United States

Now, let us move onto the real deal about the movie.

In the second installment of the movie, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) once again brings us through a crazy adventure. Although he has lifted the curse of the Black Pearl from the first movie, Jack has an unsettled debt with the legendary Davy Jones which captains the Flying Dutchman.

The wedding of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) is interrupted with them joining in the adventures lead by Captain Jack and the crew. Lord Cutler Beckett of East India Trading company joined in the adventure as he wanted to get hold of Davy Jones heart that will give him control of the sea. Will’s father, Bootstrap Bill makes an appearance as one of the cursed crew of Davy Jones.

This movie is fun and features a lot of brand new and original jokes and scenes. Johnny Depp once again delivers a powerful performance and never fails to make us laugh. However, the movie was too long and does not have a major climax or proper ending. Two thumbs up to the effects team for doing an amazing job especially on Davy Jones with the detail of human emotion shown on the face. There was a good mix of races in the crew worth mentioning.

The movie is a must watch with the first movie still being the best.

That’s all for the moment.

XXX Benny Ong

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