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Gotta Give it 5 stars. So many didn't!
on October 24, 2012
Ok we thought it started off very slow. We of an audience of two here...almost gave up within the first half hour. But once it finally pulled itself forward it gained some momentum. Once it started to cause you to smile or laugh and so humorous the Depp bouncing on top of the side kick's lap all the way down the back steps their pathetic car bounced. If you cut it out and showed it as a short take it would be famous. And then there was that feeling that you had seen some of these characters not long before. The tall skinny one bad eye dude, the high pitched cackle of the black witch, the sidekick and even the menacing roommate that brought rum filters to make some sort of odd high octane booze. Hadn't we just seen these people in Pirates? I feel too many people tried to make this film too serious. Once it took off we lost ourselves and went with it and it was pure fun. And whew as we waited for that other shoe to fall...it never really did. I mean we never saw the super ugly happen and there were all sorts of possible uglies. I was afraid half a dozen people might be killed but didn't happen. So except for nod to tragic there was the cock fights but even they were tempered down a bit so most squirmish like myself could get through. But the suspense it might be otherwise also kept you in suspense. I was glad the ride was over but we both enjoyed this movie ride. Will watch it again as a re-run sometime too. I haven't read the writers books it's based on but will be interested in at least his written version of this one. Half the time if you've read the book you hate the movie. I'm right there and I see a lot of people's negative or neutral reviews here are in that category.