3.23.2006

Carl's Netflix Review #2

This is a "classic" review -- I will delve into my older reviews every now and then.

Pirates of the Caribbean
3/5 Stars

Pirates of the Caribbean is definitely a fun'n'tumble film, but that's about it -- all flash, no substance. With a standard 'lost treasure' story, we're introduced to our hero, our villain, our rogue, and the spunky girl. Star Wa-- I mean Pirates of the Caribbean puts on display some great special effects, however they do little in the way of creating more than a momentary thrill, rather than some stronger suspense and fear. Those pirates sure are dirty and have very few teeth... but what else can they do? Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp are absolutely fantastic in their potrayals as the scene-chewing Barbossa and Keith Richards-like Jack Sparrow, respectively. They more than make up for the absolutely wooden and contrived performances from Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. It's all Disney and Hollywood in the end, however, as good beats evil, the villain is vanquished, the rogue is redeemed, and the guy gets the girl.

(1 person found this review helpful.)


That little note at the end -- how many people found this review helpful -- is a mini-feature of the review feature of Netflix. I'm not sure if it's really to tell you if you've been helpful, or whether or not it's just a review-meter of your review. Anyway, I'm glad one person who read my review felt that way.

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