Sunday, July 09, 2006
Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest . . .
I just came back from two-and-a half hours of swashbukling fun, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." Very fun, the action is non-stop, and the makeup on Davey Jones' crew is superb. Plus Johnny Depp cracks me up as Captain jack Sparrow.
Question: ever notice in movies that whenever someone is about to meet their Maker or sees something evil, they make the Sign of the Cross? Catholic or not? They do that a lot in this film. In one scene, a seaman has been taken prisoner by Davey Jones aboard The Flying Dutchman and is clasping a set of rosary beads. When asked by Davey Jones whether he fears death, the seaman looks at him calmly and says, "I'll take my chances, sir." And is then summarily killed, but at least the nominally Catholic sailor has a small, heroic glow about him.
Beat the heat - go see a movie.