More Pirates Of The Caribbean

Friday, June 08, 2007

It has recently come to my attention that one of the Chinese pirates is actually Filipino. Tai Huang, the loyal assistant of Chow Yun Fat in the film is said to be played by Reggie Lee, a Filipino. Well, not really Filipino. He's half-American, half-Filipino, half-Chinese. That makes him semi-semi-Filipino.

If we started counting that kind of blood mix as Filipino, we might as well call the Bigfoot "kabayan". (his hairy anatomy and height probably came from his other races, but I swear his ability to never appear to any person except when they have a camera is totally Filipino.)

Going back to Tai Huang, he might very well be the first Filipino in America to get a toy of his own. Not bad, actually. He's even wearing rubber slippers.

But you know what would've made PoTC:AWE more awesome? If they replaced Reggie Lee with the twins they killed off in the Singapore scene. The twins are played by actress Michelle Lee (no relation to Reggie) and I think they/she were the most awesome extras in that 2.5 hour long film. Twins + martial arts + really skimpy outfits = win.

It's just too bad we have this lengthy tradition in action films that any twins (particularly bodyguard twins) will have to die or get beat up so badly they disappear from the movie completely. (for more examples, watch Matrix Reloaded, Equilibrium, and Adaptation)

I did a background check on the actress and she checks out pretty well. Blackbelt martial artist, net-savvy person, videogame addict, kinda like the one-of-the-boys girl every man gets the hots for.

Rumor has it that the twins are in the video game, but I'm not really interested in seeing a videogame counterpart. Maybe they're's in the extended DVD version...

But that's just wishful thinking.

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