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Old 17th May 2011, 16:36   #3661
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Penélope Cruz in Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides opening this weekend. This is so exciting!! However, I am going to miss Keira Knightley - I love her accent. I only hope this sequel/prequel thing is not spoiling the series like so many other series.

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Present sir!

I have been waiting for this instalment for a long time too. Keira is good, but I am in a way grateful that she and Orlando Bloom will not continue (at least as lead actors) and that we have a brand new story instead of rattling on about the same old. It remains to be seen how Rob Marshall directs this venture and I hope there will be a fifth one too.
Oh, it does help that Penelope is in; it would be fun to see a mean streak to her.
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Penélope Cruz in Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides opening this weekend. This is so exciting!! However, I am going to miss Keira Knightley - I love her accent. I only hope this sequel/prequel thing is not spoiling the series like so many other series.

Any other PoTC fans here?
Me!
And i am glad cruz is there as i never liked knightley anyways.
Somehow from the trailors i feel this film might disappoint us.
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Penélope Cruz in Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides opening this weekend. This is so exciting!! However, I am going to miss Keira Knightley - I love her accent. I only hope this sequel/prequel thing is not spoiling the series like so many other series.

Any other PoTC fans here?
1 more in the club here.

Yeah, even I miss Kiera Knightley. Somehow I don't think Penelope Cruz fits into to a movie like PotC. I'm looking forward to the movie hope it does not disappoint
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Nice to know there are a few of us here. I still have not got rid of the excitement and extreme pleasure of watching the first series. However, from the user reviews I read on IMDB, it looks like its a little bit of a disappointment.

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"By not having Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom in it, the film didn't feel like just a rehash of all the other PotC films. Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane really added a lot to the film, and I loved Sam Claflin's performance. But of course you have to have Johnny Depp, because it wouldn't be PotC without him, and Geoffrey Rush was spectacular as always. All in all, this has everything you'd expect from PotC: swashbuckling, sea creatures, sword-fighting, and lots of great comedy; but the new cast members keep it feeling fresh."
Source Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) - IMDb
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Life has been quite busy and my movie watching rate has gone down considerably.

I got "300" starring Gerard Butler, delivered. Reviews please?
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Life has been quite busy and my movie watching rate has gone down considerably.

I got "300" starring Gerard Butler, delivered. Reviews please?

hoo boy!!!

Yes sir, it is VERY very good sir!!

missing this one is like, sorta, missing gladiator, aint it!
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Life has been quite busy and my movie watching rate has gone down considerably.

I got "300" starring Gerard Butler, delivered. Reviews please?
I found this to be more style and less substance. The fights are cool in the beginning but I got bored halfway. Zack Snyder has a great visual flair and style but he is not exactly great at telling stories. Some of the lines might make you cringe ( "Spartan, come back with your shield or on it", "Tonight we dine in Hell", etc. ). Then there is the whole sequence with the queen and the traitor guy which was not in the original graphic novel and which i found to be completely unnecessary ( it was funny listening to the queen talk about freedom, liberty etc ).
Some of the scenes, you can see from a mile away what is going to happen ( eg: the scene where the king's friends son is killed ).

Overall, the movie has a great visual style and great presentation, but little other than that. The fights are great and the visuals are amazing but the dialogues and story suck.
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Life has been quite busy and my movie watching rate has gone down considerably.

I got "300" starring Gerard Butler, delivered. Reviews please?
In essence, " This, is, SPARTAAAA!!!!!"

Doesn't hold a candle to movies like Gladiator in my opinion.
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Doesn't hold a candle to movies like Gladiator in my opinion.
+1 to Both, Gladiator was simply brilliant, 300 is all special effects & style
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In case if you haven't watched he movie yet, plenty of blood and gore. full of slow motion special effects. In all, very much watchable. Watched it long time ago and don't remember exactly but I believe its not kids friendly.
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Watched POTC 4: On Stranger Tides today. It was enjoyable (but not as good as 1st and 2nd) and definitely worth a watch for POTC fans. In the first half there were some dull moments but 2nd half was a nice adventurous ride. 6.5/10. And oh, loved Penelope Cruze .
BTW, watched it in 3D and this time I enjoyed 3D more than Avatar, the seat does matter a lot it seems. I was not very far from the screen(5th from Screen) and in the middle.

EDIT: Just saw the previous discussion about Keira Knightly Vs. Penelope Cruze, well, I would've loved to see Penelope Cruze in the previous movies also .

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Two movies in 2 days.

Fast and Furious 5- After the first one this one will be my next choice. fast,grippy,lotssa car smashing and Rock and vindiesel..What else we want to be a paisa vasool experience!
Story may have tons of loopholes but the movie is worth a watch in a cinema hall once.
Dwayne johnson makes Vin diesel look so small

Rating-4/5

POTC- A tad disappointing. Less action and slow paced. Ya it had the wit and humour of johnny depp and the beautiful locales along with the beautiful mermaids but the movie was missing the soul of the earlier series.
I would have loved to see penelope in earlier ones too!
It could have been shorten by 20mins atleast.
Guess the end dropped a hint of another sequel with penelope in it!

Rating-3/5

P.s- Just saw the gladiator v 300 debate. I will agree with everyone. Gladiator was a masterpiece and 300 is just effects. I feel Russell crowe is an underrated actor. All the movies i had seen of him he gives such brilliant performaces.

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Last night I literally ran into the theater at last minute to watch POTC : OST - and I have a gripe or two about the movie.

1. No Keira Knightley
2. Weak and disconnected storyline
3. Possibly another sequel

Good things - nice special effects , especially the mermaids. Also - the locales are a nice sight.

3/5 in my book.
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POC - 3D is quite decent.

Senseless movie - of course. Good timepass - worth the ticket.

The mermaid bit was awesome in 3D of course. Storyline is disconnected like hell but Jack Sparrow is nice. Penelope Cruz doesn't really have much to do and her weight gain is obvious.

Complete paisa vasool if you think of it like going to watch a sort of Lethal Weapon 4
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I absolutely agree with all your views.

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In essence, " This, is, SPARTAAAA!!!!!"
Doesn't hold a candle to movies like Gladiator in my opinion.
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In case if you haven't watched he movie yet, plenty of blood and gore. full of slow motion special effects. In all, very much watchable. Watched it long time ago and don't remember exactly but I believe its not kids friendly.
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I found this to be more style and less substance. The fights are cool in the beginning but I got bored halfway. Zack Snyder has a great visual flair and style but he is not exactly great at telling stories. Some of the lines might make you cringe ( "Spartan, come back with your shield or on it", "Tonight we dine in Hell", etc. ).
Overall, the movie has a great visual style and great presentation, but little other than that. The fights are great and the visuals are amazing but the dialogues and story suck.
Newpunter, your review was absolutely SPOT ON. This movie is graphically and visually extremely appealling and fight scenes were designed superbly with great attention to detail and slow motion scenes which were definetly not child friendly.

Loved the entire movie, the storyline and performances too. But, like everyone said this movie had the most cheesy dialogues seen in a long time. It can be compared to Mithun's dialogues in some places. for e.g: Spartans, tonight we dine in hell.

And, I was not able to understand why GB was stressing so much when he says his dialogues. He faces practically contorts to an ugly extent. In comparison, Russel Crowe in Galdiator was composed but, still oozed menace.

Overall, it cannot be compared to Gladiator which was in a different league altogther. But, this movie is very much watchable for its outstanding visuals.

P.S: I particularly liked the scene & dialogue in begining when messenger from xerxes comes and GB says: Madness? THIS is Sparta..And, kicks him into the abyss. Must have rewinded it a few times. Whew

P.S 1: Next in line "Secratariat" the horse movie. Reviews?
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