Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

The first time I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest I didn’t know what to expect, so I was paying all sorts of attention trying to figure out what I thought and why. I saw plenty of flaws and expressed the following criticisms…

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Posted December 17, 2003 : Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Review

Whatever flaws I found in this movie (and there were more than a few) I have to give Peter Jackson credit for taking such an unwieldy storyline, full of several different threads built up through the trilogy and wrapping them up so satisfyingly.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Posted December 18, 2002 : Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Review

At first I was upset at what this movie was and then I saw the extended version of this movie and surprisingly enough, I found forgiveness. Now, ironically, it’s probably the one I’ve seen the most.

My major grievances with the theatrical version of this movie were as follows: Faramir, Elrond, Arwen, Tree Beard, Shelob.

Minority Report
Posted June 21, 2002 : Review

I read this in a Variety review I think, and it really resonated for me.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Posted December 19, 2001 : Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Review

Of course most everyone loved this movie. Because J.R.R. Tolkien created such deep, rich, complex characters. And he did something amazing with them that just doesn’t happen now – he gave them nobility.

Pearl Harbor
Posted May 26, 2001 : Review

This isn’t going to be a typical review because I’ve seen Pearl Harbor a dozen times. But I’m watching it while I cruise around the internet because I’m too tired to watch anything that requires thought. And with all due respect to Mr. Bruckheimer and Mr. Bay (because I’m generally a fan of them both) they ended it completely wrong.