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Movie review : Pirates of the Caribbean & Captain Sotong

I sat through almost three hours (plus trailers) of movie today and enjoyed every minute of them. I am talking about[tag] Pirates of the Caribbean[/tag] – The Dead Man’s Chest 2006 or Harta Lelaki Mati (duh!). Harta Lelaki Mati, HOHOHOHOHO is the first of many laughs. Lucky they never translate as Tetek Lelaki Mati.

It stars the very devilish looking[tag] Johnny Depp[/tag], heroic [tag]Orlando Bloom [/tag]and Captain Sotong aka Davy Jones plus that pretty girl dunno whatshernamelah. Damn! I wish I can get hold of some raw Japanese sotong that is still moving for some sashimi. I am pretty sure I would love to chew that Krakken, with its tentacles and little suckers popping out of my mouth occassionally.

Well, I did not watch the first show but certainly enjoy the second one eventhough most of the times, things don’t always make sense. Anyway, the movie is so action packed, you have no time to thread the things together or make sense of anything. So, I just sit back and take in the marvellous sets of dark, scary and sinisters cabins, beautiful beaches, stomach splitting jungle and cannibals scene and just laugh my head off at those quotes.

My most favourite quotes :

Two bums were at sea, one trying to read, flipping through a book (its a Bible) and the other bum quoted :

Pintel : You don’t even know how to read!
Ragetti: It’s the Bible, you get credit for trying!

Many of the scenes were so well co-ordinated (not sure this is the right word) it kept me laffing with side splitting aches. The part where the crew were trapped in a huge cage in midair and they tried to swing themselves to the cliff. The merry-go-round music in the background made the whole scene funny yet suspenseful. Then, they lifted the cage and ran. “Lift it, lift it like a lady’s skirt!” Plus the fruits that were stucked to the pole tied to Jack’s back.

Oh ya, Jack acting all gay and ahkua as the ‘god’ of the cannibals with that 4 pairs of eyes. Plus the chinaman whose head was smacked off by Jack with a coconut. So, the head was speaking Cantonese telling the body where the head is lying.  But the headless body bumped into the tree instead.
Gosh there are so many memorable scenes like the three men, Will, Jack and Commodore fighting on this huge wheel that rolls downhill. And when Elizabeth pretended to faint to disperse the three guys from fighting at the beach, no one notices and kept fighting.
For a Disney movie, I expect those cotton-candy, feel-good, right moral parts but glad they did not overdo it like Pixar. The pirates are tough, fearless, heartless and just out to kill each other though no one was really seen to be dead in a gory kind of way.  The only soft touch is probably Will’s dad helping him out during the dice game.
I certainly recommend this movie.  But not for too young kids because many parts are dark and scary with loud music.  Thank goodness my toddler got tired of playing games and taking photos with my Sony Ericsson and fell asleep midway.

Now, I am looking forward to  Pirates of the Caribbean part three.  Official movie site here.
(quotes copied from IMDB)




13 Responses to “Movie review : Pirates of the Caribbean & Captain Sotong”

  1. “I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.” – Jack Sparrow, on doing good. ;-)

  2. I like “Eunarchi, snip snip” Haha.
    But not many people laughed in the cinema at that part.

    Pirate kebab! That was just funny. Haha.

    While I found the first movie funnier, this one was good too. Can’t wait for the third movie. More of Johnny Depp! Haha. With braid in his beard.

    I also liked the part where Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) threw stones at the three guys when they were fighting. And she is one hot fighter. Haha.

  3. anastasia – Yayaya, and those cannibals language with the OI!  And the paprika powder for his underarms to add flavour before roasting.  LOL.

    Ken – I missed that part ‘cos probably my toddler got restless and was trying to twist my face into playdough. (He got frus but dare not make noise so he took it out on my poor face.)

  4. Just watched it too. And finished watching part one 2 hours ago. ArrrrR

    Me pardner don’t understand what’s so funny that got everyone laughing in the cinema. Just like how I don’t understand Chinese serials when she laughs. But of course if it’s funny to everyone and she don’t understand it then it must be why those who laugh don’t understand why she is not laughing. Ultimately those who laughs loud laughs last.

  5. Ah! Must go and watch this wkend with my daughter. Saw the review on Channel V…and the sight of Davy Sotong has put me off calamarie for the rest of my life! Ha ha ha! Gross!

  6. STP…putting u off calamarie? are you sure anything can put u off food?

    Aunty…somehow your movie review makes the whole movie sounds a lot better than it is and its by far one of the most interesting movie review I’ve read so far.. you should write for the star movie’s review…hehehe

  7. ah yes..i went to see that on tuesday when i went snake catching again but drifted in & out of sleep wor! have to watch again!

  8. johnny depp is one of the most talented actors in our time, he’s going to be a legend! i plan to watch the movie second time!

  9. Lilian! You must watch part 1!!!
    It’s hiliarious !!
    I enjoyed both movies !!
    And I love Captain Jack Sparrow with all his black teeth and sissy antics.

  10. I’ve not watched yet!! I’m doing it for Orlando!! lol

  11. yeah yeah!! i love it tooooo!! *waiting patiently for part 3*

  12. I heard Chow Yun Fatt and Keith Richards is in part 3. That would be interesting. Have not watch it, heard mixed reviews. The ending keeps you hangin’, so maybe I will wait for DVD and watch the part 3 sometime next year, July??

  13. We’ve heard a lot of rumors that Jack Sparrow may show his true sexual orientation in the third movie “At World’s End”. For the sake of reality, gays are in all professions, and more than likely there were a good number of gay pirates. Picture this, a ship full of lonely men at sea for weeks at time and not ever once seeking the company of each other. Have you ever heard of Bonnie the Pirate? It appears that she is one of the few known pirate women to sail the open seas. My guess, she and other pirate women were pretty tough and there’s a good chance they enjoyed the company of each other.