Pirates of the Caribbean 3... not that good

Posted by avatarOmar last updated May 29, 2007 at 10:59 am

It's the summer of trilogies and it's starting out quite disappointingly. First Spider-man 3 is a big waste of time, which was so disappointing, and now Pirates 3 is little more than a special effects extravaganza. Let me be clear in that Pirates 3 is in no way as horrible as SM3, but I don't think it's as good as the second one. There's definitely more high-flying action and stunts and that kind of thing, but it's just TOO MUCH.

I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone, but there's a 30 minute ship-fight sequence that takes place in a swirling vortex of water in a storm. And while technically it's extremely impressive, there is such as thing as pacing. Make things exciting, and then cool them down to let the audience catch their breath. Well, quite literally the movie doesn't let you catch your breath. However, there are some really loooong and plodding parts as well. Instead of mixing up the calm parts with the exciting parts, they mashed all the boring parts to the beginning/middle of the movie and left all the excitement for the end. Similar to the other Pirates movies it's also EXTREMELY long, after sitting in the theater for 3 hours it does start to get tiring no matter what is on screen.

Still it's not a bad movie, and maybe it'll get better the more times I see like with what happened with Pirates 2. The difference is that Pirates 3 doesn't have as much of the beautiful blue scenery as the second.