Pirates of the Caribbean 2

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    Here's my review of this movie:

    :eek2:

    Go see it. Go see it today. In fact, go see it right now. What the hell are you still doing reading this instead of seeing this movie...GO!!!

    On a more serious note, there are only 2 beefs I have with this movie:

    1) It's quite obviously the middle of a trilogy (for those who didn't already know) and doesn't have a definitive end.

    2) Geoffrey Rush isn't in it in any significance, but that can be excused, seeing as how Barbossa is dead.

    One final note...this movie has a few...surprises. Anyone posting spoilers in this thread will be eaten by a Kraken, warning or no warning. If you want spoilers, ask somebody else and keep it in PMs.
     
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    Already saw it. and yes i concur with number 1.
     
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    Cool! This one is on our list, too. :)
     
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    I don't like the 2 hour and 51 minute running time. That's really long for a movie based on a Disney ride.

    This summer has exactly two movies that I want to see:

    Talladega Nights, the Ballad of Ricky Bobby
    Clerks II

    And then the Borat movie this fall.
     
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    You and your ADD. The way I see it, I get more for my money. With a 2 1/2 hour movie (official running time is 150 minutes) at $8 admission, I'm pay $3.20/hour for some GREAT entertainment. With some crappy 1 1/2 hour movie, like so many are now, I'm getting shafted at $5.33/hour for something that's not as good.
     
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    No ADD here. Two of my favorite movies are Magnolia and Slacker. Magnolia is over 3 hours long and has one two minute sequence that could even be considered anything close to an action sequence. Slacker is literally a bunch of people around Austin, TX standing around and talking. That's it. The camera hardly ever even moves.

    I guess my issue is just that I didn't feel the first one was good enough to garner a 2 1/2 hour running time. As a matter of fact, I felt the first one went on way too long. Is this one better than the first?

    Rereading this post, it occurs to me that I may come across as a little bit snarky. That's not my intent, I just like Magnolia and Slacker a lot and enjoy talking about them.
     
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    I think it's better than the first one, but then again, I really, REALLY liked the first one. I thought it was awesome.

    It's kinda like the way "The Empire Strikes Back" is better than the original "Star Wars." (at least, in my opinion) The first one was cool and new, but it was pretty much an introduction into a deeper, more involved plot that unfolds in the second movie and is resolved in the third.
     
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    We just got back from seeing it. Lots of laughs, and lots of action. A good time at the movies.
     
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    Just got back.

    Not bad.

    Like Hobbit said, definately has that middle of a trilogy feeling.

    A few old jokes get a little too much usage.

    Overall it was enjoyable.
     
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    It was good - I liked the first better. Jack Sparrow didn't seem as "flamboyant" and boozed in this one in this one which was a bit of a disappointment.
     

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