Tuesday, July 15

Arrrrrr, here be Pirates - Jamie and I got out to see Pirates of the Caribbean on Friday, and I'm gonna give it an A. It's been a long time since I could compare a movie positively to Star Wars or Raiders. What an idea -- have an action movie where you actually care about the characters. The result is, finally, a Bruckheimer film you could feel good about. The only criticism I could make is that the flick had a weird tendency to veer from Disney-esque G-rated sweetness to rather gory violence without much warning. The contrast was a bit jarring. The special effects were excellent but didn't assume a life of their own. From what I remember from 10th grade, now they are going to have to upgrade the ride.