Monday, July 10, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean II

Another link for you, oh faithful readers, this one on Johnny Depp's new movie, Pirates of the Caribbean II. The way I feel about looking at Johnny Depp, I'm disappointed to hear what the writers have to say about the film, but really glad to read it before I spent even part of my hard-earned and little pool of cash on a ticket. The "review" is on Ally Work.

11 comments:

JoshuaJDrew said...

...wow that's an awful review - I STILL don't know weither or not to see the movie

thepoetryman said...

Review reschmew... Probably correct but I still have to see it. I could wait for it to come out on DVD, but i doubt my wife will... :>)

JoshuaJDrew said...

haha review reshmew, i like that - yeah seriously though I read it again, ans sheesh it's just a disney movie let's not "overanalyze" things. This is the same kinda stuff that people do to ALL the disney movies (ex. the "Sex dust" that flies up in lion king making it innapropriate for children) let's just take it for what it is and enjoy it, clearly enough people did for it to SHASH Spiderman's opening record. I think a couple black people dressed up like savages is not that big of a deal - so let's not make it one

Changeseeker said...

Well, at least you're consistent, Josh. Did you bless them with your perspective over at Ally Work, too, or do you save that just for me?

Changeseeker said...

Incidentally, Poetryman, I know how your wife feels. I hate it when someone I really like to watch makes a movie I know I will have problems with on a philosophical level, but I'm so sensitive to that stuff (such as Black people dressed up like savages--for a joke, especially a joke that is an on-going diatribe against a group of people still feeling the pinch) that I do the actor a favor and don't go.

If I saw this film at all, I would then have to think of Depp as the kind of actor that has no problem being a part of a film that helps to keep racist perspectives entrenched in the society. And that wouldn't be good. 'Cause I really don't want to find an excuse to never look at him on the big screen again. :-D

JoshuaJDrew said...

consistant yes, however i'm not gonna say anything else unless i get a chance to see the movie for myself 0 i'm not going to judge ANYTHING from someone else's review I think everyone else should do the same

Another Conflict Theorist said...

Here's the problem with the sequel: Too much screen time is given to Will and Elizabeth. Johnny Depp's portrayal of the Jack Sparrow character MADE the first film. Why did the screen writers of the sequel feel the need to give equal time to lesser characters? NOBODY is going to this film to see Orlando Bloom...well, at least nobody I know.

Changeseeker said...

Josh: I do agree that sometimes, after I see a movie, I disagree with some "review" I may have come across, but usually that's based on the much more personal preference of the writer (they don't like the genre or the actor or the script or something). Even if I had endless time and endless money, though, which I don't, I wouldn't go to flicks criticized in the way this one is being (by more than one writer). That's just my way of doing it. Years ago, I was warned by a friend not to go to a particular movie because I would walk out. They knew me, so I didn't go. I do see "light" movies often (I saw "The Devil Wears Prada" the weekend it came out, for example). But I don't need to see every movie anyway. They won't miss me and, if what ACT says is correct, I won't miss what I would have gone to see anyway. ;-)

glenda said...

Who cares if the film is any good, my God, it's Johnny Depp? Nuff said!

Changeseeker said...

I do hear ya, Glenda. I finally watched Finding Neverland last night. Wotta face...

*looks dreamily into nowhere*

Piscean Princess said...

yes, he was particularly dreamy in Finding Neverland. all that raw passion is so hot!