Sunday, January 13, 2008

Pirates 3

I finally got around to watching Pirates #3 this weekend and have some mixed feelings. For starters, it wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting based on the reviews I've read and what people have told me about it. Sure it had it's problems, but it was watchable. Yes it was poorly edited (or possibly not edited) and way too long, and yes, the plot made no sense at times. I guess it fell prey to the same pitfalls that got to other quality sequels, most notably the Matrix sequels: whoever was in charge figured they could just throw in a bunch of fancy CG effects, a handful of semi-interesting scenes cobbled together to form a crazy plot, and some way too long action scenes and call it a day.

On the plus side, it did have some fantastic special effects, and tied up at least some of the loose ends from part 2. And the Flying Dutchman was pretty damn cool looking too. I guess I don't have a lot to say about it other than you might as well watch it if you've seen the first two. but if you've only seen the first one, you should probably skip it.

In other news, I'm about 10 minutes into Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. So far I'm not too hopeful that it will turn out very good, although a cute girl who's way too young for me just made an appearance. Hopefully she's a regular. But the acting isn't too impressive and at this point it seems a bit cheesy. A lot of pilots aren't too impressive though, so we'll see.

I did find out that Universal HD (channel 660) is playing Jericho and managed to catch the first 2 episodes and that looks promising. I'll have to watch a few more episodes to really get a feel for it though.

I'm also pretty happy to find that Comcast is now showing full length episodes of a lot of tv shows online. I'll have a lot of trouble staying out from in front of the tv and/or computer now.

Good news, the cute girl turned out to be a terminator sent to protect John Connor so I don't think we've seen the last of her.
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