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Posted on: July 5, 2007

3 movies I have watched recently. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Ocean’s 13. Transformers.

PotC: At World’s End

Aye! The last voyage of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. Half the movie, I was trying to figure what was actually going on… I think it would take several plays for me to actually understand…

Let’s see. The East India Trading Company has got hold of The Dead Man’s Chest and Captain Davy Jones is bound to obey. The EITC sets off in pursuit of the pirates to sink them to their extinction with Davy Jones’ Flying Dutchman.

Barbossa, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and the crew of Black Pearl goes to Captain Sao Feng, the Pirate Lord of the South China Sea, for directions and aid to World’s End where they can rescue Captain Jack Sparrow and The Black Pearl from Davy Jones’ Locker. In between, deals were made Will with Sao Feng and Sao Feng with the EITC for their respective things they have in mind. Will for his father to be released from the Flying Dutchman. Sao Feng for the Black Pearl and his own freedom.

After the crew escapes the Locker, Will brings them to an island where he arranged to meet Sao Feng. Sao Feng captures the crew and hands them over to the EITC to realise he will not get The Pearl. Betrayed, Sao Feng joins up with Barbossa and company.

The journey carries on with Elizabeth made Pirate Lord of the South China Sea, Brethren Court agrees to unbind Calypso from her human form, the pirate war which only the Black Pearl and Fling Dutchman fought while the other pirate ships floating around as audience, Will becomes the Captain of the Flying Dutchman.

The swashbuckling scenes still brilliant. Johnny Depp still at the Jack Sparrow with all his hallucinations… Nevertheless, it takes a lot understanding to appreciate this movie. It was through further research that I got to understand the plot more and start appreciating the pirate nature. Treachery, lies and Pirate Code… 3 / 5 before understanding. 4 / 5 after understanding.

Ocean’s 13

The Ocean steps out again on their quest to avenge for their friend. It is a movie of brilliance. On how the team carefully plans and designs to rig the casino games in “The Bank” hotel, bypass the AI security system, kick Willy Bank out of his own hotel and diminish his chances of the highest distinction award for the hotel. The movie can be a good laugh and their plans so intrinsic but to some extent far-fetched. 3.5 / 5

Transformers

Before time began, there was… the cube. We know not where it comes from, only that it holds the power to create worlds and fill them… with life. That is how our race was born. For a time we had lived in harmony, but like all great power, some wanted it for good… others, evil. And so, began the war. A war that ravages our planet until it was consumed by death. And the cube was lost to the far reaches of space. We step in across the galaxy hoping to find it and rebuild our home. Searching every star. Every world. And just when all hopes seem lost; message of a new discovery took us to an unknown planet called… Earth. But we were already too late.

The war between Autobots and Decepticons comes to Earth. The search of the cube rounds down to the Witwickys. Sam Witwicky attempts selling his Great Great Grandfather’s glasses on Ebay. It turns out that his Great Great Grandfather was the one who first discovered Megatron, leader of the Decepticons. Megatron had etched in his glasses, the map to the cube and now the Decepticons and Autobots are after it. The story unfolds with the cube with Sector Seven, a secret US agency. Autobots protects it while the Decepticons fight and destroy to try get hold of it.

I thought the movie was quite political. Like VolksWagen being nudged away by the Chevrolet. Super advanced robots being built by the Japanese. Indians working in an outsourced call centre. The US fighting war against the wrong countries. Then it was quite religious too. God appeared many times in the script. The cross was worn by a Sector Seven bugger. Bumblebee told Sam that it is a visitor from the heavens. The cube is like God, holding the power to create worlds and fill them with life. Autobots, the Angels and Deceptions, Fallen Angel.

There was also a line, “No sacrifice, no victory”. This year is FCBC’s Year of Victory. Pastor William said, there’s no victory with battles. I guess sacrificing is another part of victory.

Transformers was BREATHTAKINGLY AWESOME. It’s the MUST WATCH movie of the year. I literally lost my breath watching it with every moment so exciting. The effects were crazy with the shock waves and transformations. I love this movie to bits and definitely worth buying the DVD to watch it again and again. This movie shoots out of the 5 rating. 50 / 5

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