Sorry for the leave of absence, class, but sometimes real life gets in the way of one's writing life.
On the upside, this period of retreat has allowed for a mass surplus in movie news, so I'll have plenty to write about!
Let's just jump right on in, eh? The water looks warm enough.
|That's CAPTAIN Turn-A-Profit.|
Don't get me wrong, I like the Pirates of the Caribbean series just fine. The first one was really good! Sure, the second and third movies were 'Meh' but the first one was good, and we'll always have that.
Here's a question I pose to you, dear reader: How many mediocre sequels does it take to
screw in a lightbulb crash a franchise?
Now, I want as much as the next person to walk into the theatre and enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. I really do. I mean, let's face facts: They cut the dead weight. Sure Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley were adorable in the first movie, but then their on-screen relationship became bloated and convuluted as the series carried on. They just weren't that interesting anymore.
So, I was honestly a bit excited to see the franchise was supposed to be getting back to what we loved about the first three movies: Pirates.
Now, let's step back for a moment, shall we? Remember the ending to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End? Now, despite all the crap that was piled up in front of it (Including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest) that was actually the perfect ending for that movie.
|I know, we'll call the feather Macaroni.|