went to see pirates of the carribean – dead mans chest last night. i had heard mixed things about it and my feelings on it are similarly mixed.
the make-up, cgi, costume and sets were fantastic. it was really hard a lot of the time to see where the cg finished and the make-up began which is exactly the way it should be.
the action was superb. the set pieces were extremely well coreographed and perfectly executed. the ‘big wheel’ in particular was brilliant
naomie harris, who was the biggest scene stealer of the film. i couldn’t take my eyes off her.
the plot was a strange combination of overly complex and non-existent. sort of like old star trek episodes. lots of plot exposition that even the characters don’t really seem to care about.
not as funny as it should be.
not enough johnny depp..
so, all in all more worth seeing than not. 3.5 out of five and still looking forward to the next one.
(image of francesca dani by Labrys Media Photolab©)