Sunday, July 09, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

At present, I'm under the gun on a deadline, trying to get words to hit the paper, so I haven't been blogging as much as I probably should have. Since I've had a few emails asking me why I haven't been posting, I decided to let everyone know I was still alive.

The foot is finally starting to heal, though the walking we did while taking Chandler to the park on the Fourth kept me off of it for any extended time for a couple days. I hate not having my feet under me, but the pain is enough to get the job done. So I sit and sulk and write what I think is going to be some of my best stuff because it feels SO right. It's just taking longer.

Friday, needing a break from constant computer-face and to follow up on a promise I made to the family, I took Sherry, Chandler and Shiloh to see DEAD MAN'S CHEST, the second Pirate of the Caribbean movie. If you haven't seen the first movie, CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, you should rent it and do so. The movies are best viewed in sequence, though they don't have to be.

DEAD MAN'S CHEST works as a good jumping on point. I had a blast at the movie. All the action. All the humor. All the special effects. Chandler and I were the only two really happy. He's 8 and I was hanging in right there with him. Sherry and Shiloh wanted some kind of resolution, even though they knew going in that the second movie was going to have a clifhanger ending. Neither one of them has seen STAR WARS THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK! (Can you believe it?).

Chandler and I just wanted pirates, swordfights, pirates, monsters, pirates, undead things, and...well, pirates. We got them. We were mucho happy.

DEAD MAN'S CHEST is going to rock and roll this summer. It's a movie it seems like everyone has been waiting on. I can't wait for the DVD, which should have tons of special features. I've written a review. You can find it at: If you like the review, vote for me. I'm looking for a few more Amazon points. : )

Go see the movie and let me know what you think.


Jen said...

I saw an interview with Orlando Bloom the other day. They have 3 months left on filming the third POTC movie. I can't wait to see Dead Man's Chest!

Mel Odom said...

Hey Jen,

Nice to hear from you. I know. We have to wait a year for the next one. This is going to be tough. :(

Thankfully I'm inventive. I'll figure ways I'd do to wrap the movie, then see if they get it right!