|Comments on Saturday 6 December 2003:|
|Recently watched good movies: Run Lola Run, 2002. Lola Runs. See Lola Run. Run Lola Run. Pretty Lola, pretty directorial work, pretty amusing flashforwardses. 2002 is like Special Unit 2, only Hong Kongier. Unfortunately we missed the first half of that.|
Recently watched bad movies: Rushmore, Withnail and I, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Rushmore didn't rush enough; it took ages, and amused almost as little as Michael Moore. Withnail and I is like Bottom, only movie-length. Extraordinary Gentlemen was extraordinarily slow and boring for a movie of superheroes with explosions. It momentarily promised a good ending, but then backed out on that part of the deal too.
Recently watched indifferent movies: Sumo Do, Sumo Don't, Pirates of the Caribbean. Sumo Do, Sumo Don't is probably entirely unwatchable if you haven't somehow picked up the rules of Sumo in your childhood, but I quite liked it. Not so much that I would say 'enjoyed' though. Pirates wasn't even really redeemed by its Depp content, but it would have been in the 'bad' category without him. [16:53]
|I would disagree on the 'Pirates' count. (Not disagree that you were indifferent - your opinion is quite your own, but mine is also my own, and different, not indifferent.) It was an exceedingly good movie. It had pirates, and skeletons, and more pirates, and more skeletons, and pirates which were really skeletons, and lots of shiny treasure hidden in watery caves, and deliciously piratey ships, and ships manned by pirates and skeletons, and basically everything needed to make a pirate movie good. The fact that Depp was in it made it extremely enjoyable. It even made up for Orlando Bloom's quasi-boring role, and the annoying Navy bits.|
Of course, going to see the movie with some dozen beautiful chicks dressed as pirates made my viewing experience that much more memorable.
|The only thing that could possibly raise Pirates above the level of 'indifferent' is, of course, the Depp content, and also the Bloom. I'm sorry, but being fourteen I am still susceptible to the Bloomage Factor as my friend Jasmine calls it, and the fact that Orlando was in the movie at all automatically makes it worth seeing. Johnny is merely a fringe benefit and an entertaing side character when Orly's off-screen.|
|However, on LXG I have to agree - it looked so GOOD on the previews, but unfortunately the bits they advertised were the only interesting bits in the entire movie.|
|I, too, like Pirates a good bit more than Raven seems to. I agree that Depp's character was the best part, but Orly wasn't too bad either. The visual presentation was quite enjoyable, and the occasional reference to the classic Disneyworld ride didn't hurt either. My favourite "Pirates" movie is still Pirates of the Silicon Valley, but this one was still good in its own way. Not the ultimate action/adventure movie, to be sure, but you have to go into any movie with the proper expectations.|
|Note that by 'indifferent' I don't mean "you should not see this movie". With my generally negative reviews of everything, an 'indifferent' would perhaps be more commonly written as a 'not bad'.|
|Ha! He's fat and he's called Moore. Ha! Big left-wing fatso!|
|potc is cool, i wanna be a pirate, 1337|
|Hey! No dissing liberals. As for the Orlando/Johnny agreement, remember that I am still, unfortunately, fourteen and hormonal. Now, let's line the canditates up again...|
Damn. That wasn't very mature, was it? Ah, well. There are other days for profundity.
|I have nothing against liberals on the whole. I dislike liars and lazy propagandists; Moore and Bush, for example, to pick one from each side.|
|I think the anti-anti-liberal comment was probably directed towards my post.|
Like Raven I have nothing against Liberals as far as idiology is concerned. It's his fatness I abore. His left-wingedness is incidental. Albeit slightly ironic, seeing as Mr Moore has clearly never left a wing in his life.
|I like Moore. Which rhymes with abhor. You could've made your post this amusing, but you've missed the opportunity. I also liked LXG.|
|Ha ha, you 'like' Michael Moore.|
|You like Moore, you so fat! Tee hee hee!|
|Man, I remember Special Unit 2. It was hella funny (mainly because it was on UPN and nearly everything else on that network has a tendency to smell of suck.|
I still maintain they lost a huge demographic when they cancelled Homeboys in Outer Space.