My movie going buddy, Katherine, and I got there way too early. See, she and I have what you might call "bad movie timing." If we're going to the theater to see the new Harry Potter and it starts at 7:05, we get to the theater at 7:00 and end up not being able to get in. We have done this many times. So for this one, we decided to get there 45 minutes early.
It wasn't necessary.
There was hardly any line and the theater was only about 75% full when the movie started, which helped lower my expectations even more.
Plus, getting there so early, we were forced to watch that stupid movie theater trivia that repeats itself every 4 minutes or so. We always end up chanting quietly, "Stop the madness! Start the movie!" a la Homer Simpson.
But one thing I was looking forward to about this movie was seeing it in 3D. I know I used to be a 3D hater, but in retrospect, I think I was more of a 3D misunderstander. I thought 3D glasses were still those old blue and red paper jobbies, like these:
|not my real body|
But I digress. Pirates of the Caribbean! Here's my run down:
No Kiera Knightly
No weird monkey (except for like 2 seconds)
Blackbeard looked like a legit pirate
The Spanish King (Keeeey-ute!!)
An exciting quest
No Orlando Bloom (though to be honest, I hardly noticed)
3D wasn't mind blowing, but was ok.
No Black Pearl
Overall, I'd give it a 6/10! I'm not seeing dying to see it again, but I didn't feel it was a waste of money. And I was pretty entertained! (Low expectations helped, I'm sure!)
Have any of you seen it? Whatdja think?