Pirates:At Worlds End

C was house sitting tonight so I took Maria, Molly and Michael out to see Pirates, At Worlds End.


Now being a family of 6 we don’t go out and see that many first run movies, at least not as a family and tonight just reinforced that.

1) The movie experience, as good as it can be in digital at the theaters really isn’t any better than DVD on our plasma TV, in our own home.

2) There are no screaming kids or babies as was the case tonight, but to be fair they were only a mild disturbance and Maria (being 7) was fidgety as well and I’m sure bothered a few folks, but at least she was quiet.

3) The cost, holy-moly, the cost. $30 bucks for two adults and 2 kids, just for tickets. Now we brought bottle watter, but two drinks and two large popcorns tallied another $24. So darn near $60 to take 3 kids to the movies and we were light at the concession stand.

The movie was very good, the special effects were just down right beautiful, as good as Lord of the Rings, the detail was amazing.

I’d rank it ahead of #2, but not quite as good as number one, which, given it’s time is still better but not by much.

And you thought there were only going to be 3 movies? They certainly left it open for a 4th 🙂

As we’ve come to expect, this is an excellent trillogy, and they could easily get away with adding another one or more.

Looking forward to owning it on DVD, HDDVD for that matter.

The Prestige



A Magic Trick has 3 parts or acts:
The Pledge; the magician shows you something ordinary, but of course it probably isn’t.
The Turn; the magician makes is ordinary something do something extraordinary.
(Now you’re looking for the secret but you won’t find it, which brings us to the third act)
The Prestige; the part with the twists and turns, and you see something shocking that you’ve never seen before.

Last night C and I went out with another couple to dinner and to see The Prestige.
An excellent movie, I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it. It’s not quite as fast paced and ‘thrilling’ as the trailer would have you believe, but it’s still quite good.

It seems to be getting average ratings of 8 or so on a scale of 1-10 and that’s pretty accurate. The acting is quite good, Michael Cane is always good and even David Bowie as Professor Tesla wasn’t too bad.

The Prestige at IMdb

I think an 8 out 10 is just about right.