Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Over the weekend, I rewatched all of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films to brush up before the fourth film comes out on Friday. While I'm sure you don't need to rewatch them to enjoy or even understand the fourth, I had a fun day marathoning through them.
And now Amazon is having a deal where you can buy the Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs for only $13.99 each!
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
By far the best film of the bunch! This is my favorite of Disney's live-action films. Swash-buckling adventure, a whole lot of fun, and the iconic performance by Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow - this is a must-buy!
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
My main beef with this film is that it's not a complete story. It was fun and had adventure and sword fights and betrayal and love, but it was all so obviously leading to the third that it never feels complete. Sequels are still supposed to be movies in their own right, and that's where this fails.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
This movie is a mess. It's so weird and tonally different from the first two that you'd never guess they were made at the same time and by the same crew as the second film. I'm only including this one here for the sake of those completists who need all or nothing when it comes to franchises. Just so weird.