I had a moment of dashed hopes this morning. One of my favorite magazines, Entertainment Weekly, had posted its review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and it was not complimentary. I make it a rule to not read the reviews of a movie until after I've seen it, but as I'm super excited about this one, I decided to bend the rule just this once. The reviewer, Lisa Schwarzbaum, was not kind, and within the first couple paragraphs, I knew that she had greatly disliked this particular film. But then part of her lead argument caught my attention enough to read through it again: she started off by commenting on how much she reviled the first Pirates movie, Curse of the Black Pearl. That, right there, instantly sunk her credibility as a movie reviewer for me. How can one have not loved the first Pirates movie? It captured everything that a good summer movie should have: one of the best lead character entrances ever; a couple good love stories (Will and Elizabeth, and Jack and the Pearl); clever dialog ("Not without my affects!"); and good action. That this particular reviewer gave the first movie a bad score, made her immediately "a person of obviously opposite interests."
I, for one, can not wait to see this movie. I'm hoping that Brian and I can catch it tomorrow, but if not, definitely on Sunday. There is no way that I'm going through my weekend without having seen this movie! Yay Jack!