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.
Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, Green Lantern, X-Men, Captain America, etc. This is what 2011 looks like at the movies. In what way can it be construed that young men are “endangered” at the box office?
I thought I was safe avoiding The Inbetweeners Movie. It’s based on a TV show I’ve never seen, it wasn’t screened for critics, and it looks awful. But now it’s a veritable phenomenon at the U.K. box office…
Half of those who saw Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides this past weekend in North America saw in it 2D. Which is almost impossible in some places…
If you don’t head out opening weekend, when do you make it a point to see a big new film: a few weeks later? not till DVD? never?
“Does this face look like I’ve been to the Fountain of Youth?” –Captain Teague (Keith Richards), and more
I’ve listened to my fellow critics snarking on the film’s many many faults and I’ve laughed, but only at myself, because they’re not wrong and yet still it doesn’t change the fact that I really had a lot of fun with this movie.
I love Depp and Weisz, and I bet they’d be fantastic together. But is there any reason to remake a classic? Is there any hope in hell it could possibly be better than the original? Why bother to make such a movie at all… except that Hollywood is unashamed of its creative bankruptcy?
Hoorah! A woman pirate who actually gets to do piratey things, and is played by Penelope Cruz? Awesome!
I don’t know if I’d have had as much fortitude. Via W.E.N.N.: The plot of the fourth installment of the ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ franchise nearly became public knowledge this week after a copy of the film’s script was found in a London cafe. Johnny Depp began shooting Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, … more…