This reads like a parody of a bad review. Part of the film's greatness is the way it handles the very thing this review is bashing. We get to spend time in Africa before they board the ship. Those scenes inform motivation and provide context for this form of piracy.
The pirates are excellently layered and you completely understand their motivations. Compared to the way other director's would've handled this issue, this film is a triumph.
Check around the Internet and you'll find some great reviews that articulate this point better than I can. I recall Grantland having a good one.
Thanks for the recap on a no tv night. The Grizz have such a golden opportunity right now. A weakened west and a pathetic Tiger team form a perfect storm to regain traction in this town that they lost long ago.
Big kudos to the Grizz for the Battier ticket promo. I bought thunder club tickets today. Normally I don't go to games unless invited for free. Club or lower seats are too expensive for me and my TV is far superior to watching from the upper deck.
By Chris Shaw
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