Sunday, July 09, 2006

take me out....

isn't that the name of the franz ferdinand song that was pretty big a few years ago? i should google that and check when i'm done banging out this post.......

i'm pleased to report that i did, in fact, get to see the pirates of the caribbean sequel last night. there's nothing quite like the joy of watching johnny depp and orlando bloom on the big screen for nearly two and a half hours, though i assure you i was only there for the plot, not the eye candy. (if i practice saying that enough, perhaps i'll be able to make it actually sound convincing by the tenth or so attempt.)

if you have not yet seen the sequel, i'd recommend rewatching the black pearl before you go. there are several references to the first film in the second, and i'm quite glad i'd seen the first film again a couple of weeks ago. oh, and when you go, sit through the credits.....five of us in the theater were treated to a brief little scene at the end. it wasn't exactly a huge plot point or anything (unlike the little surprise at the end of the latest installment in the x-men series), but it was still a cute little extra.

so far, the reports i've seen regarding the box office take for the flick are incomplete regarding the weekend, though the film took in $55.5 million on friday alone, setting a one-day record previously held by the last episode of star wars.

from the meaningless trivia department, does anyone know what movie keira knightley and one other major character from this film starred in together a few years back? i'll give you a hint or two if you need it, but i'm interested to see who can figure this out without them.....

4 comments:

txdad58 said...

Love Actually?

Kal said...

Oooo Oooo... Mr. Cotter! Ooooo Oooo!!

Pride and Prejudice.

Mr. Collins, the unctuous little preacher, is Lord Beckett in POTC.

duff said...

txdad58: that's the one i had in mind.....who's the second actor (besides keira, of course).

kal: hrmmmm....to be perfectly honest, i haven't seen it.

nor have i ever heard the word "unctuous" before. i'll have to look that one up and figure out how to "make it my own", like they tell you to do in middle school.

Labbie said...

I likes my some Keira. Mmmm... Keira. Of course, she's no Duff... But a suitable replacement.