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Pirates! Yar!

I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest on opening night in Edinburgh. I've been looking forward to this movie for ages and was so so so excited. And it was fun (even though, in true British cinema style, I had to sit through 30 minutes of obnoxious commercials after the supposed "start time." The previews were good, though). It had good fight scenes, plenty of funny bits, and I thought the plot was interesting. A few of the stunts were a little over the top, but that's really just a quibble.

But here's the thing, when you see it, don't expect it to have a proper ending. It's really more like a tv season-end cliffhanger. You know, like when Picard was captured and had just introduced himself as Locutus of Borg. Riker looks at the screen and says "Mr. Worf, fire," and then we get the music and the cruel cruel cruel "To be continued" appears on the screen. And now you had to spend the entire summer waiting to find out how what happens. That's how Pirates 2 ends.

So go, have fun, but know that you'll pause in the middle of the movie, and have to wait until next year to finish the saga. Of course, I don't think this is any worse than the way The Empire Strikes Back ended. At least this time we know when the conclusion will come out.

Drink up, me hearty's. Yo ho!


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