I have been flogged by Disney-philes for hating the second and third installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. That's too bad, because I'm right. They blew. And that was a shame since the first movie was great. I can watch it over and over. But those other two movies were just so freakn awful that it was embarrassing.
Vindication comes to me today in finding out that Johnny Depp had problems with those movies as well. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he told them:
I remember talking to [Gore Verbinski, director of the first three films] at certain points during production of 2 or 3, and saying: ‘I don’t really know what this means.’ He said, ‘Neither do I, but let’s just shoot it.’ This guy is this guy’s dad, and this guy was in love with this broad. It was like, ‘What?’”
It is very good to see that this new POC movie is going back to the idea of being an adventure. This is what made the original movie so much fun.
What say you? Are you looking forward to seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides?