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Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Date: Sep 05 2007

Themes: Pop Culture


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When it comes to action movies, it’s hard to tell what people will like. Sometimes huge special effects and an epic, wild plot won’t be as popular as simple, charming characters. Such was the case with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl which, in 2003, rode actor Johnny Depp’s performance to great success.

The film was followed in 2006 by Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest and most recently by Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End. The newest installment of the franchise is a much bigger production with a further-reaching plot. But has it lost some of the original movie’s charm?


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Kevin:  Hey, I’ve been wanting to see it but I haven’t, have you seen Pirates of the Caribbean 3?

Mason:  Oh yeah, I mean, I’ve been a huge fan of the pirates…

Kevin:  I heard it’s great.

Mason:  I wouldn’t have told you that.

Kevin:  Really? Why? What happened?

Mason:  Like all things, it depends on your expectations.

Kevin:  Okay.

Mason:  It’s really over the top. You know the first movie, it was such a sleeper. Nobody expected…

Kevin:  It was a big surprise. It was amazing.

Mason:  And it was funny because it was just kind of small. It was very charming. It was just about the characters. This was this huge, mythical, journey-battle. I mean it’s so much. I think they kind lost the thing that made it so charming.

Kevin:  But it’s well done.

Mason:  It’s well done. It’s a…it’s a wild ride. But there’s a really cool…actually…You know how people have starting putting a little thing, like if you sit through the trailers you get that little snippet of extra story?

Kevin:  Yes, yes.

Mason:  They did that and the extra story was really good. So if you do go, I suggest you park yourself and wait the extra five minutes.

Kevin:  I often do that.



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Kevin hasn’t seen the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie yet, though he’s heard that it’s really good. But Mason says that he didn’t exactly love it. He says was expecting a quaint little story like the first movie, but that the new film is really over the top. But he says that at the end of the movie, after the credits, there’s an extra little bit of story that’s really good.

What’s your favorite sequel? Do you generally prefer epic plots with tons of special effects or simpler movies?



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United Arab Emirates

Thanks Its Nice Lesson

02:04 PM Sep 05 2007 |




first of all, thanks for this lesson.
some of the people likes these kind of movies so much.
I respect to thier point but about me , i dont like it such these movies.

01:38 PM Sep 05 2007 |




oh, that's a nice movie

11:55 AM Sep 05 2007 |



I was really happy when I saw this lession and I am very interesting to see these kind of movies


10:48 AM Sep 05 2007 |




I was really excited when I saw this lesson,coz this is one of my favorite movies. I've watched all the three parts. The first part impressed me most. I like the plot and the characters, espcially Johnney Depp.

06:45 AM Sep 05 2007 |



Saudi Arabia

wow great lesson

can the word "franchise" be applied on "friends"the series?

its new to me , how ever i like this series ,its gorgeous 

03:49 AM Sep 05 2007 |

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