Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Rrrrr Don’t Think So!

You can find a short synopsis of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
here, so I’m not even going to bother trying to tell you about this sequel’s plot.

Not that I could, mind you, since I totally went sleepy bye bye halfway through the darn thing. I mean, how many double-crossings can you pack in one movie before they become exhausting for the audience? Too many, it would seem.

Don’t get me wrong – I can recognize that fun of this extravagant saga. But much like happened with The Matrix trilogy, which only devalued the original, it has been a case of too much of a good thing. If I had to pick between the Pirate Way and the highway, know.

In what possibly could be my shortest – and admittedly, laziest – review yet, all I can say this is a summer blockbuster that likely will be thoroughly enjoyed by most everyone…just not by those who appreciate a little substance their style.

My Rating **

Photo: Walt Disney Pictures.
Simply Irresistible, Pt. 16

Scottish band Travis released their new album earlier this month, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I found out about it. Thank you, Ellen DeGeneres, for booking them on your show.

I’ve read very mixed reviews of their new album, The Boy with No Name, but after hearing them perform “Selfish Jean,” I think Travis may have shot to the top of my Summer Want List.

They are, after all, the grandfathers, if you will, of bands such as Coldplay and Keane. I have a couple of their singles, but never got around purchasing a full CD. It just might be time to finally do so, for they are, indeed, rather enjoyable.