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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Pirates II Times Two

Yesterday I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, to see if it would be too intense for Phil. Davy Jones's crew o' the deep turned out more amusing than menacing, so no worries there. The Kraken attack was a bit iffy, but I decided to chance it and took Phil with this afternoon.

I covered his eyes during the crow-pecking scene and he did all right with everything else. Well, he got bored in places, and understandably so. The only time he grabbed me was when the Kraken roars at the end, but the entire audience flinched at that point so it wasn't just him.

Good movie. Not as good as the first; lot of loose ends to be tied up in the third. We skipped the concession stand as soda and a three-hour sit don't go well together (the movie's 150 minutes and we got there 20 minutes early and there were 10-plus minutes of previews).

Sidenote: If you arrive in the theater after the previews have started and you ask the guy with his kid who were there twenty minutes early to leave their good seats and move over (and the people next to them to move over the other way) so you and your also-late-arriving friend can have good seats too, don't get all huffy when they display a decided lack enthusiasm* for your revised seating arrangement. Maybe couch it in feng shui terms and see if that approach fares any better. Or offer some cash; cash works surprisingly well. Particularly at a pirate movie.

*Wish I had said "I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request." Man, that would have been sweet.


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