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I recently saw Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End!

It was a great movie! It wasn’t as great as the first one (The Curse of the Black Pearl), but it was better than the second (Dead Man’s Chest).
Captain Jack Sparrow’s just as funny in this movie as he was in the other two! There’s always been something about Jack that I’ve enjoyed watching. In fact, he’s officially at the top of my list of favorite fictional characters.

I think one of the things I like about Jack is the hiliarous stuff he says! Some of my favorite Jack phrases would be:

“Did no one come to save me just because they missed me?”

Pirate: “You’re supposed to be dead.”
Jack Sparrow: “Am I not?”

“I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.””

The story is by far the most complex of the three, but that’s what makes it good. Everyone is backstabbing everyone, everyone is cutting deals with everyone, and sub-plots around. There are a few items that you have to put together yourself, and watching the second movie before seeing the third will help unravel some of it. For instance, why is Barbossa brought back from the dead? Because the “only” way to defeat Davey Jones is to unleash Calypso, a goddess that was imprisoned in an earthly body by the original meeting of the pirate lords…of which Barbossa is one…which is why they needed him. But that isn’t really splet outright…you have to actually follow the dialogue on this one. Don’t feel like bringing your brain to the movies? Stay home and watch Indian Idol … lol

The action scenes are excellent, with one of the best ship-to-ship battles I’ve seen. And the ending was done perfectly…without giving too much away, let’s just say that they throw a twist in and totally leave it open for another installment…although I think that from an artistic view it would be best to leave it at this one and not try to force the story to a 4th installment.

Definately a 5 star movie…I didn’t find it to be too long, all the story arcs ended nicely, and seriously… whats say !!!

” … tonight we dine in Hell !! “

Those were the words that captivated me from the trailer.

To me 300 was a great movie. Though it might be considered a very simplistic, “for blood and glory” movie, I believe it was done really well. Plus the cinematography was absolutely breath taking.

300 takes us back to about 500 years before the birth of Christ to a time when men who dreamed of conquering the world — at least what was known of it — could actually do so. At that time, the all powerful conqueror was Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), a man whose ego may have been the only thing bigger than his substantial army. As Xerxes made his way across the Mediterranean leaving subjugated peoples in his wake, he set his sights on Greece.

The fight scenes were brilliant, probably the best I have ever seen. Yes they were gruesome also, but some of the unbelievable. I can’t even imagine how they were able to pull them off. Must watch a “Behind the Scenes” special or something.

The way the people moved really looked like they were part of a superior army. Always in shape and form, ready to strike, kill, and defend. Except for one scene, where the guy didn’t watch his back. Not a good move in times of war.

300 - The man with the 8 pack

Even without much clothes they look absolutely awesome. Usually you need some sort of armor to even remotely look cool. These guys didn’t need that. Especially when they lunged at their enemies, in all manners of form!

I wonder how many people would be interested in ancient history now.
Now I want a red crimson cloak that I can parade around in.

I definitely recommend watching this movie! The best part about this movie! It was hardly censored at all !!

Just watch this movie for yourself and you’ll realize that it looks damn cool !!


Posted: October 20, 2006 in Movie Review
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“Farhan Akhtar jaisi picture baanana mushkil hi nahin shayad na mumkin hai!”

As a filmmaker Farhan undertook the mammoth task of remaking a classic starring the biggest superstar Hindi cinema has ever scene. A film although thirty plus years old, still fresh in the audiences mind. But from the first scene of the film, you realize that Farhan’s ‘Don’ is not only a more stylish, gadget savy, today’s generation film but, it’s a film with a lot more twists and turns with Farhan taking the story to the next level.

There were many questions raised with regard to the remake, especially revolving around the casting of Shah Rukh Khan, but on seeing the film you come to realize that Farhan has made the right choice because this ‘Don’ may mouth a lot of the dialogues from the original, and yet is not really the same ‘Don’.

The introduction sequence of ‘Don’ happens in Paris and is something which is not there in the original. While Bachchan’s ‘Don’ was extremely understated and subtle, Shah Rukh’s Don is definitely not understated; he is meant to be arrogant; flashy and a kinda know it all person.

The best dialogues of the film have all been retained from “Mujhe uske joothe pasand nahin the” to “Mujhe do kisam ki ladki pasand nahin” to Pran’s “main tumse itni nafrat nahin karta jitna apne bete se pyar” but they all have a different style and impact.

The interval point takes you to the point where the original ended; it also throws one of the film’s two biggest twists at the audience. Several scenes which in essence are the same as the original have been changed in terms of treatment; for example in the original when Don (now Vijay) is “taken back” by his gang, they send Roma to the hospital as a nurse to mastermind his escape; here the escape is a more stylish one on the roads of Kuala Lumpur with Roma on a motorcycle. When Don/Vijay escapes from the police while being transferred from one jail to another this time the escape happens on an airplane and there are several other such alterations in the film which make the events and dialogues of the original a bit more interesting for the viewer who knows the original by heart by offering those same scenes and lines with a fresher more stylish perspective and execution.