Yo Ho Guantanamo

I just got back from seeing Pirates of the Caribbean III – which was a lot of fun, despite the plot’s being a tangled mass of incoherences and loose ends.

pirate flag But what I haven’t seen anyone in the libertarian blogosphere comment on is the film’s opening lines, in which the mercantilist villains announce the suspension of the rights of – if I recall correctly – assembly, legal counsel, jury trial, and habeas corpus.

On a less political note, did anyone notice Reggie Lee, the actor who plays the slithery Agent Kim on Prison Break, as one of Chow Yun-Fat’s henchmen here? His Wikipedia page says he was in the previous Pirates movie too, but I don’t remember him. He certainly stood out for me this time, though.


2 Responses to Yo Ho Guantanamo

  1. Anonymous2 June 10, 2007 at 9:31 pm #

    I suppose Wikipedia has become something of a shelling point…. On the other hand, however, I’ve discovered it’s more fun to read the Discussion page than the main article sometimes, as in some disputed articles.

  2. Brian June 11, 2007 at 2:25 pm #

    I was thinking the same thing about the beginning of the movie. The State is shown shoveling bodies into the grave at a fast, mechanical and merciless pace; the British “lord” was more bloodthirsty than those he purportedly opposed.

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