Thursday, July 06, 2006

I worry about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

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.


Orelinde_03 said...

I think that the reason the flick is getting ho-hum reviews is that there is SO much to take in on DMC, that you may need to see it twice. Also the plot is well thought out, and it is not just glorified and gratitus sword fights.

There is still explosions, jokes, and the dazed and confused stare of Jack. But yes...I think POTC 3 will bring back any excitment viewers feel DMC lost. I however loved POTC: Dead Man's Chest, as you may have read in my blog.

BRATCH said...

What is wrong with sword fights?

Orelinde_03 said...

There is absolutly NOTHING wrong with sword fights! Nothing at all. I even have a friend who is a fencing instructor. How the hell cool is that??? :-) :-) :-)

I just think a 'bad sword fight' would just be an example of this:

{Will Turner} "Oh looketh there, it is the Black Pearl" *insert sword fight*

{Jack Sparrow} "There is young Will Turner. By golly I haven't seen you since Comendor Norrington tried to steal my hat, no thanks to you!" *insert sword fight*
{The undead monkey from POTC} "chirp chirp banana, squeek" *sword fight breaks out*

See what I mean? Everything would be boys unfurling their foils and sails. That would have made for a bad POTC sequel in my opinion.

BRATCH said...

And that's bad why?


Orelinde_03 said...

I am so tired, I can't even come up with a good come back as to why it would be bad. LOL.