The Bitch Review:
Pirates did not disappoint. Thrilling, action packed, funny, full of twists, romantic and ridiculous all at once. A little confusing at times, and the epic battles become a little tiresome, but the characters were at their best. Jack is his usual witty, unpredictable self; Will is his usual gorgeous and courageous (and perhaps a little more savvy?) self, Elizabeth her usual hysterical and made over self (ok, so she had a little more grit in this one) and Barbarossa is his usual fearsome self. Plus a bevy of other characters (some new, some not) that provide sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, relief. Jack's madness keeps things lively but a little weird. And the way characters constantly stab each other in the back is also amusing. Will and Elizabeth's relationship gets a bit rocky, which was the stage of the movie where I was waving at the screen and shouting "Orlando! Hey, Orlando, I'm over here!" (Not really, it was quite a full theatre. But figuratively speaking...) I like that their relationship is a little turbulent - it makes it seem more real. Though if Orlando remains taken, I'll take Johnny! The movie concludes on everything that was raised in the past movies, but also leaves it a little open ended...so maybe there's hope for a fourth?
Some of the brilliant one liners (definitely better in the context of the play):
- Jack: Did no one come to save me just because they missed me?
- Barbarossa: For sure you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was.
- Jack: Fine, we'll have a lovely garden party and you're not invited.
And then Will's unbelievably romantic line:
- Bootstrap: One day on land and ten years at sea. It's an awfully high price to pay.
- Will: Depends on the one day.
But you'll have to see the movie to figure out what that means...and if you ever do catch the film - stay behind after the credits. The credits take forever, I know, but it's worth it at the end...
A wonderful celebration of my b'day and the end of EE.
Just a girl