My most anticipated movie thus far in the bloated, overhyped summer movie season is coming this Friday. It’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. I unfortunately believe that I will be very disappointed with the final result. I have already seen mixed (at best) reviews of the movie and the main problem seems to be that what was once original and novel is now just the same performance in a new setting.
I saw the first Pirates movie and went in with little or no expectations and I was blown away at how out and out entertaining it was. I expected crap because it was a movie based on a Disneyworld ride. How could that be any good? Instead you got one of the most original and unique performances in movie history, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
I feel that Pirates 2 will not be near as entertaining because we have already been introduced to the weirdness of Captain Jack and what was once new and exciting will now be old and ho-hum. I believe we will find out that perhaps this shouldn’t have been turned into a “franchise” and just left to the first and original Pirates.
I hope I am wrong and I am still going to be fired up to see this movie. I just do not think the first can be topped and that the kookiness can sustain itself. The good news is that I will more than likely be looking forward to Pirates 3 more than 2 because Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones will be in 3 portraying Captain Jack’s dad. It has been said by Depp that he based Jack Sparrow's mannerisms on Richards. I think watching “Keef” acting could be more entertaining than anything you could imagine.