|Entry: Mirror, Mirror|
|= Official Comment|
|From jellyfish |
|'the finest in quality entertainment.'|
Pirates: Dead Man's Chest? Yeah, right. Maybe if I was a deaf mute with vision impairment.
*shakes head in dismay*
|From Dave Grant |
|Obviously, they're not listening to me. I didn't really care for the first one....and have no burning desire to see the second.|
I had to sit around the table in the lunchroom the other day and listen to co-workers (those higher on the ladder than I) sing the praises of PotC: DMC. "It was amaaazing..." Barf. I shoved sandwich in my mouth before I said something I'd regret.
I guess the studios are listening to them. Idiots.
|From Curtis M Sawyer |
|I did like the first one (I'm a big KN fan, but the reviews I've read said she sucks in this one), and I planned to see the second one (although with an 8-month old I'm usually watching movies via NetFlix), but all the reviews I've read said it sucks. Another example, perhaps, of technical effects over story and plot (and maybe acting).|
This is a problem these days. Hollywood wants to go with an established concept that can not only be leveraged into a movie but also tied-in to McDonald's Happy Meals, action figures, etc., etc. The movies are not being made for the art, just for how much profit can be squeezed out of every possible marketing gimmic external to the actual movie.
And the third one is on the way...
|From Sean Stubblefield |
|well, that's not what i meant to say. fool me twice, shame on THEM. i regret that i contributed/ wasted $9 on that film. i liked the first Pirates, so even though the trailer for the sequal indicated suckage... i saw it anyway. i'm an optimist. but after this and Superman Returns, i've finally reached MY tipping point, and am finding it nigh impossible to be excited about going to the theater anymore. i've just been too often disappointed, making me rather disenchanted with the whole experience.|
|From Mike |
|I remember when I saw Primer. A friend recommended it. I watched it and thought it was great. The production quality was not very good, but the story was very good and kept me thinking for weeks after I watched the film. I later learned that the entire movie was shot on 16mm for a total of $7,000.|
I think hollywood has just forgotten that the story is what really moves people. If you have a good story then you don't need fancy A-list actors and the gratuitous car chase, etc.
I am rambling a bit here. So let me sum this up. I think that focusing on the marketing-tie-ins does not produces the "finest in quality entertainment."
Focus on the story. I want more films like Primer. JSto's stories always move me. I want TSL. I never saw PotC 1 and don't really have any desire to see PotC 2. or 3. or 4. Where do you think they will stop?
|From Nathanael |
|I seem to be in the minority here, as I enjoyed Dead Man's Chest. It isn't art, and it will never be considered a classic, but it was highly entertaining...and I can't think of another movie this summer that gave me that much enjoyment. Perhaps I'm grading on a scale, but it's also likely we've lost sight of what is good entertainment. Thus, when a movie like Pirates comes along, the mere fact that it isn't pretentious or overwrought makes me enjoy it that much more.|
|From Dave Grant |
|Pirates of the Caribbean....as reviewed by the Ninja.|