I did actually get away last weekend to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I didn’t rush onto Nailscars.com to write about it mainly because I wanted to give everyone a chance to see it without my negative views clouding their minds. But now a week away I am just not that passionate about things such as why in the world they have this weird story with Calypso and how could Orlando Bloom become and even worse actor. So I will just give a quick sum up. It is not the first movie, but it is better than the second. That is about all you need to know.
I did happen to be flipping channels this weekend and caught the first movie on cable and was drawn to it enough to stop. As I watched I remembered what made that movie so much fun. It was tightly written with some big magical stuff happening, but it didn’t take itself too seriously, it always felt like a comedy wrapped up in an action movie costume and that was what made it such a satisfying summer movie. The rest of the trilogy never quite found that happy medium again. The first one tried too hard to be funny with Johnny Depp playing a caricature of himself that was almost as bad as Ross in the late seasons of friends. This last movie with its TWO HOUR AND FIFTY MINUTE running time tries very hard to be an epic movie, but ends up just falling flat.
Just once I would love to see a great movie come out that does very well and everyone loves without being ruined by a sequal. Is that too much to ask?
(BTW: That image is of Nathan as a Pirate even though it is hard to tell)