“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”—Lord of the Rings
“Unfortunately, Eugene Roe had passed away a few years before the miniseries. But I met some of his family on a coach, when we were on way to the premiere on Normandy beach. One of Eugene’s daughters, Maxine, overheard one of the cast members call me ‘Doc’, and as soon as we locked eyes, we knew. It was one of the most emotional moments I’ve ever experienced.”—
There’s this one guy who’s pretty much the token male stud (as Orlando Bloom is gone, but I never thought he was that cute anyway) and I just really didn’t understand the point of his character. His romance arc made little amount of sense, and hardly any of the other characters wanted him around at all.
Also, the mermaids. Tons of them swarm onto a ship (well, and a dinghy) and presumably eat all the men onboard. That’s cool. That’s fine. The scene where they’re introduced was really neat. But then Blackbeard & Co. take one alive, and she’s all scared and innocent, and surely she’s one of God’s creatures too? Granted, it was mostly the token male stud saying the latter, but dude. Where you there? Did you see them pounce on all those poor guys? They eat people. Just because she goes all doe-eyed doesn’t mean she won’t rip out your jugular.
The end was kind of cheesy. But, this is just me ranting. Go see it.