***Official "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN" Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Scott Weinberg, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    I had a freakin' BALL with this movie. 5 stars across the board.

    And in an alternate universe where popcorn movies are respected...Johnny Depp would earn an Oscar nomination.

    I know, I know. Disney/Bruckheimer/based on a freakin' amusement park ride. I expected it to be loud and diverting trash.

    I was stunned.

    The movie rocks.
     
  2. Seth Paxton

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    Jesus Christ, that's all I needed to hear Scott.

    The AICN reviews had my cautiously psyched, the comments by Dugger had me very positive, but I really trust you even though we don't always agree.

    It's not so much the positive reviews in general, but the WHY's of those reviews.

    The jist I get is this - the film is fun and a big part of the fun is seeing Depp and Rush camp it up against each other in their pirate roles.

    My guess having not seen the film is that mixing in the horror angle gave them enough different things to play with to keep the film lively for the entire time.

    I said in in the BO thread that it looks like a hit. Heck, 3 months ago in THIS thread I said...
     
  3. MikeRS

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    Johnny Depp in great form is all I need to hear.
     
  4. Scott Weinberg

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  5. Ken Chan

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    The release date is July 9 (tomorrow). Did it get moved up?

    //Ken
     
  6. ThomasC

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    No, Scott's a critic. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dave Morton

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    Everyone's a friggin' critic!!! [​IMG] Just kidding. Can't wait to see this movie.
     
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  9. Chuck Mayer

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    Good to hear Scott. As with Seth, we don't ALWAYS agree, but we usually do on stuff like this. You are the second person who I agree with (far too often to count) who outright LOVED this film. I expect I'll do the same!

    Take care,
    Chuck
     
  10. Todd Terwilliger

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    Great news on the good reviews. I love adventure-type flicks and this one sounds like it's gold.
     
  11. FredK

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    Thanks for the notice Scott, I'm now officially going into this one with high expectations.

    Another review let me in on how & when the pirates "reveal" themselves. The idea, and how it supposedly is used, has the VFX fan in me going frigging crazy in anticipation.

    May as well say it now, can't wait for the DVD. [​IMG]
     
  12. JohnE

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    Yeah, my expectations are pretty high. I can't wait 'till Saturday.
     
  13. Ken Chan

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    I should have asked: wasn't it scheduled to be released later this month?

    //Ken
     
  14. ThomasC

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    Nope, it's always been scheduled for tomorrow, at least since last December.
     
  15. Scott Weinberg

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    The early votes are in from Rotten Tomatoes :

    90% rating - 28 positive, 3 negative

    (The negatives are: a 5 out of 10 and two C- reviews.)

    EDIT: And I'd bet real money that Ebert gives it 3.5 or 4.
     
  16. Seth Paxton

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    Wow, and running 100% with the few majors that have already chimed in.

    Big freaking hit coming there. It's a Disney and while its PG-13 I don't think the skeletons will keep a lot of people from bringing the whole family.

    Man, Bruckheimer does know how to make BO hits, but how about him critcally nailing 2 films by going with fresh directors (for him) - Ridley and now Verbanski.

    I can't wait till tomorrow night for a real popcorn blast. [​IMG]
     
  17. Jason Whyte

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    By popular demand, I've hereby decided to make this the Official Discussion Thread for "Pirates of the Caribbean". Please continue discussion, and point any full reviews to the Official Review Thread.

    Thanks everyone,

    Jason Whyte
    Home Theater Forum
     
  18. Artur Meinild

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    I'm *really* looking forward to this movie as well, with all the positive reviews! I love fantasy movies, so I bet I won't be disappointed! Damn, the release is still a couple of months away in Denmark...
     
  19. Lou Sytsma

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    Yipee! Looks like some FUN movies are coming out at the tail end of the summer season!

    Great to hear you like it Scott! Really looking forward to a fun ride with this one!

    Scott - how did Orlando Bloom's performance strike you? Granted it sounds like he has a more confined role than Depp or Rush.

    Do you see any progression in his acting ability? While I find him adequate as Legolas - to me he represents the weak link in the LOTR movies.
     
  20. Scott Weinberg

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    Well I was wrong about Ebert. He gave it three stars.

    Same as he gave Cutthroat Island. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Lou- Bloom is quite good, though his role is (intentionally I assume) somewhat more "bland" than Depp's or Rush's.
     

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