5.29.2007

I'm so sad at the end of 3-day weekends

So it turned out to be quite the movie-watching weekend. I saw Shrek 3 on Friday night and Pirates 3 on Saturday morning.

Shrek 3--you can skip it. There are some funny scenes but it's nowhere as funny and original as the first one.

Pirates 3--Um . . . yeah. Not sure how I feel about that one. It was great fun to watch (all 6.25 hours of it) but it had some downright dark and icky moments. It's always during those moments that I look around at all the parents who've brought their 4-year-olds into the theatre and wonder exactly what kind of mental disorder said parents have. (Same think with Lord of the Rings--seriously, people!) I wasn't thrilled about the end of Pirates. Not that I'm telling you what it was, because I'm not. So yeah, go see it, but don't say I didn't warn you.

Also, I just found the greatest new toy ever. Its name is TV Links and it's how I'm getting caught up on the episodes of The Office that I missed this season. My army brother told me about it over the weekend. I'm sure there's no possible way it's legal although they seem to have slipped through the cracks thus far. And don't any of you be the ones to be all whistle-blowing, okay? Because I need my Jim fix and woe unto anyone who interferes with our love!!!

11 comments:

TheMoncurs said... [reply]

The end of Pirates left me pretty much devasted. I know life isn't always sunshine and rainbows but Disney sure is! What do they think they are doing???

Did you notice how high the body count was?? Just within the first 5 minutes they had killed off like 30 people. Dark stuff.

Azúcar said... [reply]

I wouldn't feel so bad about tv links. Afterall, if you went to the network websites you'd be able to watch the same episodes.

amyjane said... [reply]

Yeah, I was traumatized by the ending. I can hardly keep from shrieking the end out to anyone who hasn't seen it.
I just found my Office addiction. We borrowed Season 1 and 2 and I did watch the finale of this last season so now I have to get caught up as well.

kristen said... [reply]

I didn't think Shrek 3 was that great either.....I was laughing though.

And seriously, I'm with you on the 4-yr olds at these PG-13 movies. I was thinking the same thing during SpiderMan 3. What is wrong with you parents!

Jenny said... [reply]

I need to go watch the 2nd Pirates so I can see the 3rd even though I know the second one is SO LAME. I figure I owe it to the franchise since they gave us the idea for my kid's nickname. Also, have you see the Waitress? I heard it was good?

April said... [reply]

Two things bothered me about Pirates 3. The first being that it was waaaay too long. The second is really just an example of how the film was too long. The whole Jack Sparrow hallucination bit went on forever. Ugh.

In fact, the movie was so long that people started filtering into our theater towards the end, thinking that it was the start of the movie. Annoying!!

Scully said... [reply]

How funny. I just posted my review of PotC3 and I loved it. I liked the ending, no sugar coating, no forced happily ever after. I also loved the hallucination scenes. I guess there is no such thing as too much Johnny Depp for me. I did, however, raise an eyebrow at all the age-inappropriate viewers.

Ahnteis said... [reply]

http://www.alluc.org
http://www.peekvid.com

I'm sure there's more. :)

As mentioned, several stations have their own online episodes.
http://dynamic.abc.go.com/streaming/landing

Also, if you have Netflix, you can watch movies online.

FoxyJ said... [reply]

Yeah, if you think princess marketing for little girls is annoying, the boy toy aisle is just as bad. It's all superhero tie-ins with PG-13 movies. Little Dude has a Spider-Man sweatshirt that my mom gave him, but there's no way he's seeing that movie until he is much, much older!

And I totally don't get the "family movie" thing either. I go to movies to relax, not to deal with my small children. We took Little Dude to Superman Returns last year, but he was sleeping in the sling the whole time because he was only six weeks old. That's the only time either of my kids have to the movies with me.

blackjazz said... [reply]

I went to see it yesterday evening and enjoyed it. I think most of the audience must be readers of your blog because I didn't see any young children - unless the 7pm showing was too early for them.

Thank you for standing up for truth and righteousness!

Azúcar said... [reply]

Since the last time I commented I have seen Pirates 3 and I must say, I loved the ending.

The rest of the movie was quite dark. Quite a contrast between the silly inanity of 2 and the heavy-handed melancholic 3. Still, I liked.

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