Friday, January 3, 2014

January 2, 2014 (Day 2 of the 365 Movies in 365 Days Challenge)

A day behind, I know, but nonetheless. January 1, 2014, I watched the first installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies: The Curse of the Black Pearl. So, I figured I may as well just watch them all. So, on January 2, 2014, I watched two movies:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Johnny Depp once again wore the pirate gear and portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow. Also returning were Keira Knightly as Elizabeth Swann; Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa. Bill Nighy joined the cast in for these two installments playing Davy Jones. Also joining the cast: Stellan Skarsgard as Bootstrap Bill Turner; Tom Hollander as Cutler Beckett; and Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma. Jonathan Pryce and Jack Davenport also returned as their characters Governor Swann (Pryce) and Norrington (Davenport).

At World's End finished this trilogy nicely, though I did find some parts of the story forced. The love story between Will and Elizabeth reaches its conclusion with a rather funny scene on the Black Pearl during an epic battle scene in At World's End. And of course, the trilogy couldn't end without some more hi jinx from Captain Jack Sparrow.

I will soon follow up with a post for January 3, 2014.

MOVIE COUNT: 3 out of 365. Only 362 more to go!