Yup – the nation of Trinidad (or at least the Angostura Rum Company) decided to poke some fun at Scotland’s expense, and apparently the land of Groundskeeper Willy is not amused. This is how wars get started.
I’ve seen Highlander. And Braveheart. And I’ve seen the ending of that scottish movie with Qui-Gon Jinn where he cuts Guildenstern in half. So if there’s one thing I know, it’s that you don’t pick on guys in kilts. Unless they’re wearing Utilikilts, of course, in which case I’d say your chances of getting your skull crushed are only about fifty-fifty.
Because it’s not just any owl, it’s a SUPERB owl, here’s the latest from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Mostly the same stuff we’ve seen in earlier trailers/teasers, but a little bit of new material here and there. I think it’s getting clear that the Jack Shandy/Beth Hurwood story arc from the book is on some level finding its way onscreen, although anyone looking for a loyal adaptation had best make their peace now.
As for me, I need to come to terms with the fact that Penelope Cruz still seems to have no role in this movie. The trailer has her belting out only a single cliché (“Steady as she goes!”) and magazines still describe her character simply as “fiesty.” I hope to be gravely mistaken, but thus far it looks like Angelica Beard (Blackbeard’s daughter) will be little more than a tag-along in this film.
Actually, while I’m as fearful as I am hopeful about the new movie, I have nothing but warm-fuzzies that Disney will merchandise the hell out of it. I don’t care a squat about movie action figures and such, but hats, hoodies, and other miscellaneous goodies? Disney has had a pretty good track record in that regard, as this hat clearly demonstrates.
Yeah, so most of the shots are of his traveling companion, in what I have to say is not the most convincing pirate getup, but if you scroll down a bit you’ll see at least one shot of the good Dr. himself. That’s all well and good, but what I really want to see is the pirates raid the TARDIS liquor cabinet. I mean, can you even imagine a collection of booze from across time and space? I can, and let me tell you, the hangover is a doozy.
Speaking as someone who’s never played a single minute of a LEGO video game, I always wonder… what the heck’s up with LEGO video games??? I mean, the whole concept of LEGO is tactile – building, constructing, handling, etc. I get having a PotC video game, I get having PotC LEGOs. But I don’t get the combination of the two.