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So, I didn't mention it before, but I saw Pirates 3 on Sunday. Personally, I was not all that impressed. The plot was all over the place, there was some character deaths/tragedies that made me sad... and the very end made me want to hurt someone.



Okay, I'll be honest. I didn't actually see this scene. I had a soda in the movie... the 3 hour movie. And man, did I have to PEE. Like, I was starting to get light-headed and nauseated from how bad I had to pee. I didn't even know that could happen!

So, I was just told later on about how Will and Ms. Swan (I like calling her that, since it annoyed me that she was called Mrs. Turner at the end. Ahem.) saw each other after ten years... where Will gets to see his kid for the first time.

How to explain the amount of anger I had going on when coldfury told me about this. (Who, by the way, thinks I'm weird for being upset. Hmph.)

Okay, it's like this. Ms. Swan had the most interesting journey out of all the characters in the trilogy. She went from Ms. Innocent in the first movie, to Ms. Pirate in the second, to Ms. Pirate KING in the third. She was strong, cunning, good with a sword, and all sorts of respect-worthy.

... Naturally, she should have sex once with the man she loves, get pregnant, and raise a rugrat for ten years by herself, and then show up to see her man after ten years and go, "Hey, look at what we made! Cool, huh? Okay, well, it's the end of the day now, gotta go finish raising our kid alone! Tootles!"

There are so many things wrong with that. First off, she was shown to have this grand adventure awaiting for her pre-credits. A pirate king that's separated from her OTP for ten years at a time. Tragic, but good! Ah, but nope, that's not a woman's place. Her place is to be a mommy! Ugh! *Stab stab stab*

Why must women in movies and TV with strong roles wind up being mommies?? Are people so afraid of seeing what a woman is capable of unless she's shown to have a mothering side? Must we be baby-makers first, people second?

Okay, I need to stop talking about this. I'm breaking my pencil all over the place and starting to show steam coming from my nose.


In other review news, I finished Kim Harrison's first The Hollows series novel, Dead Witch Walking.

It was... better about half-way through. The first half made me want to bash my head into the steering wheel to keep awake. The second half introduced a character that was evil and yummy, Trent. And later we got Nick, who I'm rather fond of as well.

The main character and the rest of her posse? ... Eh. Rachel started to grow on me a bit, but I find that the author tries too hard for her to be funny and snarky. I feel the same way about Anita Blake. Funny and snarky are good... but only when it IS funny and snarky. I'm not saying I need to get their humor every time... but yeah, it's just stale most often.

I don't like Ivy. Every scene is the same, "I am a vampire! I am a vampire who will control her hunger! I am a vampire that now has a black aura! RAWR." *Rolls eyes*

Jenks was okay, but very stereotypical. You have to have the character that's mouthy and tiny, right? Ummm, sure.

I hate the fact that I'm only warming up to the male cast. What does that say? I don't know! Maybe the author just writes men better. :P

Anyway, it was good enough that I'm reading the second book in the series. But, I'm not doing a little dance about it. I'm not excited about the read, but if I'm given enough Trent and Nick, I'm sure eventually I'll come around. *Cough*
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