The First Evil (asta77) wrote,
The First Evil

Time Lords and Pirates and Vipor Pilots, Oh My

Series 2 or Season 28 (or however you refer to it) of Doctor Who has come to a close. Why am I not terribly surprised that my take differs from every other I've read? I didn't cry, I didn't even get chocked up. I'm happy that the Doctor found a way to say goodbye (though that along with a lot of other things I don't buy the science/logic of). But cut him off just before he says "I love you"?! That is soooo predicatble, not to mention robbing the fans of their moment.

And I'm torn about the Jackie/Pete situation. I'm happy for Jackie in that she got her daughter back, has another child on the way, and has a successful husband with plenty of money and a big house. On the other hand, you have two people who really don't know each other falling into a relationship because the person they did love is dead. Sure, there are probably some shared memories, but they are not the same people.

I hope Rose and Mickey don't end up together because he deserves better than knowing he's her second choice.

Wow. The Daleks and Cybermen sure know how to be pissy. And isn't defensiveness and sniping the result of anger, an emotion? And how did the head of Torchwood manage to hold on to her individuality enough to make a last stand? Devotion to Queen and country is enough to withstand Cyber programming?

One Dalek got away. Think we'll see it next series? :p And please explain to me how millions of of Daleks and Cybermen get sucked through the vortex, most from thousands of miles away, but the Doctor and Rose just have to hang on to a bar to be safe?

I know, you are all thinking I'm thinking too much. I can actually accept some lapses in logic, it's how I got through Buffy, BSG, and season 4 of 'Farscape', but there were just too many here for me to really get into this episode.

On a happier note ;), I saw Pirates of the Caribbean this morning. If you haven't heard/read it had a 132 million dollar weekend - a new record. It would help to explain how a 10am showing was 75% full. I'm still leaning to the first film as being better, but I enjoyed this one quite a bit. The effects were amazing, which is usually a given in film today, but the thing about the effects here is that they were part of the story, not detracting from it. Effects, action, character moments all flowed seamlessly together. Johnny I felt improved on his performance. There were subtler Captain Jack moments. And the sword fight (which I loved in the first film) was superior here. Totally unbelieveable of course, but it rocked technically. And kudos to Johnny's double for getting his mannerisms down.

I do have a few quibbles. Please don't pass out from the shock. ;p It seemed a tad long. There is a need to set up the story and get everyone back together, but I just felt it could have been tighter. And the love triangle left me cold. I can understand Elizabeth being intrigued with pirates and Jack in particular, but I don't buy her being attracted to him in that way if anything because she's a realist as much as a dreamer and she knows exactly what kind of man Jack is. This is an adventure movie, lets not get bogged down in C plots. Also, did anyone think 'Return of the Jedi' when Will was tied upside down being carried through the jungle to meet their god and discovered C3PO Jack?

Norrington, how I adored him in this. I love good guys with a dark side and we see the worst of him here. Did he really sell them out? I'm not sure. But it's not like he didn't have cause.

Barbossa! Wow. That was a great reveal. I had heard that Geoffrey Rush was coming back, but I thought perhaps not until the third film. (I was also under the impression that the Davy Jones storyline was to be wrapped up here, but, nope.) Now, he really did die in the last film so how did he come back? And is that how Jack will be brought back? Did Jack die in the belly of the beast? Oh, and did anyone spot Barbossa earlier? My friend S swears that she saw his boots in the earlier scene in the shack when the monkey ran off.

All and all an entertaining sequel (a rarity) that makes me anxious for the third installment.

I'm seeing bits and pieces of info pop up around LJ from Jamie's Q&A at Shore Leave this weekend. He mentioned some spoilery stuff, nothing major (they really are clamping down!) and nothing I hadn't already heard accept for one tiny thing. Apprenetly Pudgy Lee will be gone by Ep 4. May I say Woo and Hoo. :)

Now off to clean some more. I think I still have company coming this week. ;-)
Tags: doctor who s2, jamie, movies
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