Pirates, Assassins and Disgruntled Female Miners

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On the weekend we went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and it was awesome!

I’ve read some reviews that said the movie was lacking in story-line… others said that it was basically the same as the first one just with a few more special effects. So now it’s my turn to write what I think about it and all I have to say is that it was excellent.

I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but just be prepared for Captain Jack Sparrow to be as quirky as ever, sword fighting, cannons, pirate ships and lots of fun!

We also rented Munich and North Country.

In 1972, 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the Munich Olympics by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack – this is what the movie “Munich” is about.

I found the movie really interesting as well as educational as I was aware of, but didn’t know a lot about the perpetual Palestinian/Israeli conflict.

North Country is also based on a true story and tells the tale of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the US where a woman suffers a range of abuse while working as a miner, sues the firm and wins.

The sexual harassment message is a good one and it’s always nice to see a movie where the ‘underdog’ wins, but I personally felt that the movie focused on too many other little things that were unnecessary and the court-room scenes were overdone.

See Pirates and Munich, but give North Country a miss.

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