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August 11th, 2003

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Arrrrrrr!

I just got back from seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Whee!

It's based of course on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, which I have never been to. But! I have played two and a half of the LucasArts Monkey Island games, so that is more or less what I went into the movie looking for. And I was not disappointed in this regard; pretty much all the major and minor characters except maybe the two romantic interest characters and the head of the army guy would have fit right into a Monkey Island game.

So I was pretty satisfied, although, really, the ending didn't really make sense. Spoilery StuffCollapse ) Although, thinking about it, if my basis of comparison is the Monkey Island games then the story either shouldn't have had a real ending at all or the ending should have been totally bizarre and nonsensical. So perhaps it does not do to complain.

I drove home happy and humming piratey songs from Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. It was all very cheering.

Perhaps I'll take another stab at finishing Escape from Monkey Island tonight.
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