A night at the movies

Last night we went to see “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” at our local cinema. The first in this series quickly became a favourite of ours and the DVD copy has been much used in recent times.

I thoroughly enjoyed this latest offering, marvelling at the amazing special effects and the over the top sword fights. It is not quite as funny as the first in the series but still most entertaining. I find it interesting how Keira Knightly has developed as an actor, from an average performance in “Bend it like Beckam” through a great portrayal in “Pride and Prejudice” and on to this series. I thought she was somewhat out of her depth in the first “Pirates” movie but this last one has her in a very dominant role. She obviously revelled in the opportunity to show off the vast range of her talents, sword fighting being one of them.

It was interesting to see this latest movie in the “Pirates” series just two days after seeing the second in the series (“Dead Man’s Chest”). We missed this when first released in the theatres and I’ve only just recently bought the DVD. This particular movie is the poorer for having only one scene featuring Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa. Fortunately he has a much more prominent role in this latest movie.

Now for a warning to all who have yet to see the movie – or those impatient people who leave the theatre before the credits have finished. There is a most important scene AFTER all the credits have finished – so stick around. It rounds off the story nicely.


2 Responses to “A night at the movies”

  1. Rick Cockrum says:

    We showed Pirates at our theatre our few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun, especially the midnight show on opening night when half the audience showed up in costume, including 4 Captain Jacks. You can see an example of how creative some of our customers are here.

  2. Trevor says:

    Sounds like a great time of fun – some people are very imaginative and creative when it comes to costumes. I haven’t heard of anything like that happening here in Australia. This type of fun is usually restricted to Trekker Conventions.