74 – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Bean.anyone wants some beans?You'll need some bean if we're hiking tomorrow.Here's some beans.

Bean.anyone wants some beans?You’ll need some bean if we’re hiking tomorrow.Here’s some beans.

The Treasure of the Sierre Madre is about two bucks who are down on their an living rough in Mexico,a guy called Curtin and one called Dobbs.They meet a guy in a cheap hostel who tells them about his prospecting days and how easy it was to make a fortune(and lose it,hence why he’s in a bums hostel).The two guys get a little bit of money together and all three of them become partners and head off looking for gold.It’s not long before they find a mountain and find a vein.It all looks good but Bogart’s Character,Dobbs,gets really greedy and wants to keep mining while the other two think they have enough.Paranoia starts to set in big time with Dobbs. He’s a mess and thinks the guys are going to kill him and take his gold so he needs to beat them to the chase and kill them.On the way back to civilization with the loot a few things happen and it seems to all go to shit,but in the very last scene it all gets put in perspective and maybe it hasn’t been that bad.Some good acting,good story and descent overall.

IMDB RATING      –     8.4
MY RATING     –    8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     – THE PROSPECTOR CHARACTER IS WELL WRITTEN AND ACTED.

213 – Pirates of The Caribbean – The Curse of The Black Pearl (2003)

Is that Jimi Hendrix?

Is that Jimi Hendrix?

I was a bit sceptical when this film began but it grew on me.I know it’s a franchise and all that but this first one isn’t all that bad.Depp hasn’t camped it up too much in this one.The whole film reminds of an Indiana Jones film or something.And Kiera Knightley age 10 has bigger cans than Kiera Knightley age 20 in this film. Also alot more bloodshed than the later ‘Pirates’.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –    YES
OVERALL     –  NOT BAD.BUT KIERA KNIGHTLEY HAS A FACE YOU’D LOVE TO PUNCH.