I don’t know why Elaine and I do these things. So few dates, so little time, so few movies we ever watch…and we waste them on things like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. (By the by, Bob’s up and blogging again, and he gave his erudite review here.)
At least we knew it was bad going in. We were prepared. I’m not sure you get quite prepared enough.
It was an attempt, of course, to recapture the magic of our second honeymoon last year to Dominica (read about the whole trip by clicking Dominica in the categories in the right sidebar). While on that lovely little isle in the Caribbean, this Pirates sequel was being filmed; we saw the Black Pearl, we saw a major location shoot, and so of course we wanted to see how these things all played out in the movie.
I think maybe the open field we saw in person, without any major actors, might have been more interesting than the movie last night. Would someone, please, anyone, explain to me why the whole world has gone to see this movie? Is it the way Johnny Depp walks? We’ve seen the whole character in the trailer…why do we need the whole movie? Oh well, what do I know? I’m one of 4 people on the planet who hasn’t seen Titanic.
Anyway, we caught a glimpse of Titou gorge as well in the movie. And it made me look at some of my blog entries from our trip. I suppose that makes the experience of the movie last night somewhat worthwhile.