“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, Why All the Negative Press?
I’m back tracking just a bit but I saw “Pirates of the Caribbean at Worlds End” a week ago and can not understand what all the bad press is about. What’s not to like? Johny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and a host of excellent supporting actors and actresses. The Courier Journal, my local bird cage liner, has a terrible movie critic.
This movie was great, it totally redeemed the character of Capt. Jack Sparrow and made the adventure fun again.
I plan to see it again at a theater. My first viewing was at the only existing drive-in, in my hometown which I try and support as often as possible for fear that my grandchildren will grow up with out ever having a drive-in movie experience.
Anyway, the local paper gave it a 1.5 star rating. Ridiculous, the poor excuse we have as a movie reviewer here in town rarely ever gets it right. I believe in this particular case, our movie critic just went along with other critics without the courage to break ranks.
Just because someone got on the damn Internet and started a web site to bash the franchise, now it’s ‘cool’ to bash. Sort of like all the times critics around the country have signed the death certificate for “SNL” yet it lives and I hope the “Pirates” franchise will also.