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I Know Jack Is A Favorite Of Mine

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So the better half and I saw “Pirates of the Caribbean 4” this weekend. And after seeing this latest installment, I have to conclude that Jack Sparrow is one of my all-time favorite movie characters in the action/adventure genre. Not sure where he ranks, but he’s definitely above Indiana Jones.

That’s right. Indiana Jones. One of my all-time favorite characters, or so I thought.

How did I come to this conclusion? Well, Indy was great in “The Last Crusade,” very very good in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and so-so (at best) in “Temple of Doom.” (Let’s not talk about the fourth installment.)

On the other hand, Jack Sparrow was great/very very good in all four “Pirates” films. It will take some more years to see how these roles hold up over time, but as the better half and I were talking about “Pirates 4,” it dawned on me that I enjoyed this character more than I did Indy.

With all that said, Jack’s still no Han Solo.

Now for my opinion of the actual “Pirates 4” film. Well, if you watched the first three installments and felt those movies could use more Jack/Gibbs/Barbosa and less Legolas, then you will probably like this more. I liked it for what it was, which is just more of the same. And that’s not always a bad thing.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

June 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

Posted in Entertainment