Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bourne Ultimatum and Pirates of the Carribean 3

Bourne Ultimatum
Bourne is back to his former self in a new movie that explains the past movies in the first 10 minutes and then starts the next movie right after that and never stops until the end. The plot in these movies confuzzled me because I thought it went like this:
Bourne Identity: Some assassin loses his memory while failing to carry out a hit, gets tracked down by the CIA who wants to kill him, but then he escapes at the end with his girlfriend.
Bourne Supremacy: His girlfriend dies, so for some reason he goes back to fight the CIA and kills some more people. The End?
Bourne Ultimatum: He finally, once and for all wants to remember further back in his past of how this all started. A formidable goal, yes.
So anyway, I thought the first ten minutes were a little painful, but then the movie really kicked into gear and I enjoyed it throughout. The plot was interesting, the fight scenes were top-notch, and the spy tactics were awesome as always.
The Bourne Ultimatum: Way better than Supremacy, and probably better than Identity.
Worth Watching? Yes.
Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention, the whole way Bourne is inducted into the secret project is a rip-off of my short story Room 96.

Pirates of the Carribean 3: At World's End
So, here's what happened in the previous Pirate movies:
1 - Curse of the Black Pearl: An angry crew of ghost pirates who want to remove their curse steal the governor's daughter who has the key to unlocking it, but then some people chase them, and they fight, and a whole lot of Pirate mythology is explained. A thoroughly enjoyable romp.
2 - Dead Man's Chest: Davy Jones (squid man) catches up with Jack Sparrow who hasn't repaid his debt. Jack must join Davy's crew for eternity, or replace himself with 100 other souls. Instead, he learns of a chest that contains Davy Jones' heart which he can destroy to save himself. However, this matter gets complicated as there are 4 sides who want the chest for each of their own complexing reasons: Davy Jones (protect his heart), Jack Sparrow (remove his debt), Will Turner (save his father), British man (restore his honor or something).
Anyway, the movie ends with Jack dying and I forget who gets the chest. Still an enjoyable movie.

FINALLY, now finally we can get on to the third film.
3 - At World's End
So the cast and crew (including the producers and writers) spend the first hour of the movie restoring the status quo (bringing back Jack) which is not a bad thing. Then however, the plot gets lost in a confuzzling of motives, pirate mythology, awkward plot elements, and a whole lot of backstabbing (not literally). Just about every main character has a different motive for doing whatever it is they're doing, which I can't really remember what that was. All of them are trying to do something different by doing something which whatnot I don't know nor have any idea what's going so the plot is like as confusing as this sentence.

BUT who cares! In the end, the basic ideas are understandable and the movie ends. My final opinion? Kind of the same as Spiderman 3. Not as good as the first two, kind of bad actually, but still enjoyable.
Worth Watching? I would say yes still.



At 12/13/2007 3:35 PM, Blogger ifedajay said...

Impossible! HOw could the Bourne Ultimatum be better than the first...I guess I have to see it now huh?

At 12/13/2007 3:36 PM, Blogger TheJBurger said...

Yes, you do!

At 12/13/2007 4:25 PM, Blogger ifedajay said...

don't blame me if it turns out silly

'cause i barely looked at it :)

At 12/13/2007 8:06 PM, Blogger TheJBurger said...


At 12/23/2007 10:33 PM, Blogger ifedajay said...

I must say...Ratatouille was a great movie!

At 12/23/2007 10:40 PM, Blogger TheJBurger said...

Ratatouille was pretty good. Die Hard 4 is boring and dumb.

At 12/24/2007 1:52 PM, Blogger ifedajay said...

yeS!! I was very disappointed by Die Hard! There was not a clear enough plot line and there was not enough action scenes.

At 12/24/2007 1:54 PM, Blogger TheJBurger said...

Yeah, Die Hard 1 was like, waay better. Die hard 4 was one of those cheesy plotlines that just kind of brings in those dumb elements to achieve world domination such, like Transformers'.



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