Friday, July 07, 2006

One Year in Florida

A year ago today I moved to Florida! Wow the time has flown by. One good thing is that my wildlife sightings are mostly frogs, turtles, and birds. I've seen two live snakes but thankfully no urban assault alligators. ;)

It was a very quiet day at work. Many people took the rest of the week after July 4th off so late Friday afternoon it was a ghost town. I decided to go see Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest.

The movie was fun and had some crazy scenes like the fight on the runaway water wheel. But the movie jumped around, somehow Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) and his crew are fleeing from a sea monster one minute, and the next Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) finds the wreck and discovers Captain Jack is the God-figure for a tribe of cannibals about to sacrifice him.

Anyway, the plot is that Turner and Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley) are arrested for helping Captain Jack Sparrow escape at the end of the previous movie. A business man representing a trading company offers Turner a pardon if he can bring back Sparrow's compass, which points the direction of what you most desire in the world. Turner leaves to search for Sparrow, and soon afterwards Swann escapes and leaves to search for Turner. Meanwhile Sparrow is after the legendary Davy Jones since he owes a blood debt and may be forced to spend eternity serving on his ship, if he can't otherwise steal a key in Jones' possession.

The treasure chest that Jones' key opens contains his still-beating heart, and with that the owner can make Jones do anything they want. This effectively means controlling the ocean since Jones can call upon a Kraken to destroy ships. Back to the businessman - he wants the Sparrow's compass since he can use it to lead him to Jones' chest and then destroy his competition.

Well I won't say too much more other than this movie ends setting up for its sequel, which was filmed at the same time (Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End), much like how the last two movies of the Matrix trilogy were filmed together.

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