Shiver Me Timbers, Pirates Ain't For Me
Don't you hate erratically paced dinners? I'm talking about one of those occassions when the timing has gone completely off. You get your appetiser after 5 minutes but wait another 20 minutes before your ice water arrives. Then it takes an hour for the main course to come by which time your stomach is all confused and can't decide whether its still hungry or full from the wait and demolition of the bread basket. Then dessert appears in under 10 minutes but the coffee arrives 30 minutes after dessert has long gone. I'm not making it up, I have experienced this a few times in my life. Its rather annoying. And that was how Pirates of The Carribean 3 was for me. Erratic, drawn out and overindulgent like a 12 course porkless Chinese banquet. Gasp!? No pork? Exactly, pointless.
There were so many sub plots going on that they just lost the plot completely. The most annoying thing about the film was Keira Knightly as Elizabeth Swann. Her character was given such a pivotal role when she was merely the intricately carved turnip of a phoenix rising from the four seasons platter. The first two were so entertaining for me so I can't help feeling very disappointed by the last installment. Hurrah for Johnny, Bill, Geoffrey and Orlando who saved the film! Although it would've been better if they were half naked in manner of ripped and crazy Spartans in 300. Phwoooarh, Gerard Butler!
One cold shower later: Before the 3 hour movie, we had a 30 minute dinner ala The Fast and The Furious. I am so happy that Little Penang Cafe has opened in KLCC. Finally, cheap and decent food! It was fast paced and predictably good. This is possibly the best halal char kway teow I've had. Hunky loves it. In fact, he was so relieved that Chilli's was full so he got to eat char kway teow, again! I also like the rojak buah. Apparently it has sotong in it. I found a single tentacle. Even then, I'm not sure if it was just an odd piece of cendol that had fallen in. Oh well...