The franchise finally overstays its welcome with this cacophony of CGI spectacle, a contrived and confusing plot, and a newly cruel and stupid Jack Sparrow.
Disney shuts down production on The Lone Ranger over budget concerns even though it seems like a sure thing. Have we finally hit a ceiling on production costs?
Impossible things: 1. Alice in Wonderland: $116.1 million (NEW) 2. Brooklyn’s Finest: $13.4 million (NEW) 3. Shutter Island: $13.2 million (3rd week; drops 42%) 4. Cop Out: $9.3 million (2nd week; drops 49%) 5. Avatar: $8.1 million actual numbers, not estimates This was the biggest March weekend ever, led by Alice, the biggest March opener … more…
Oh, thank the gods. Thank crazy Walt Disney’s head in a cryogenic freezer. Thank the army of producers and FX geeks and writers and cast and studio execs and focus-group gurus and everyone else who made this prepackaged, ready-for-synergy-marketing, lowest-common-denominator junk cinema the most cheesalicious, escape-a-riffic it could be.