Any Pirates of the Caribbean 4 fans?Walt Disney World: Anyone else see it yet or plan to see it?
From Brian EmeryWe went to see this Sunday night. All of us enjoyed it and are fans of Disney.. I will not tell you what happens during the movie but I loved the graphics and the story… I laughed out loud a few times.. Another hit for Disney..
Posted May 23, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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From Terri PierceI liked it a lot. I thought it was pretty funny and better than the last two.... Although I don't hardly remember the 3rd.
Posted May 23, 2011 at 6:29 PM
From James RaoI enjoyed the new film quite a bit. To be honest, I enjoyed all the Pirates movies. But then, I like Johnny Depp almost as much as my wife does! Guy-liner Rulz!
Posted May 23, 2011 at 7:18 PM
Anyway, Depp always does a good job, and the action in the new film is nearly non-stop. Plus the scene with the mermaids was extremely well done and suspenseful.
I have no complaints. Besides, with nearly $350 million taken in one weekend (worldwide) why wouldn't I go see it? Odds are, all my friends are doin' it, so why not me?
As for the mermaid Syrena, she is one beautiful mystery that remains unsolved. If I might quote G'Kar from Babylon 5, " ...and I am both terrified and reassured to know that there are still wonders in the Universe, that we have not yet explained everything."
From Victoria JurkowskiI thought it was a lot of fluff. The plot was very one sided, in my opinion. There were some really cheesy moments, such as the vine swinging. However, the characters were amazing as usual, even the new characters were phenomenal. Besides the cheesy moments, the humor was good enough to get me cracking up multiple times. And the fight scenes were more creative, I thought, than any in the previous movies. So overall I loved the movie, but it's definitely not perfect. More like a 7/10
Posted May 23, 2011 at 7:13 PM
From duncan hennyi loved the film and can't wait for the fifth one
Posted May 24, 2011 at 11:56 AM
From TH CreativeOH STOP THE PRESSES! James Rao LOVES POTC4! What are the odds?
Posted May 24, 2011 at 12:33 PM
(Insert rolling eyes ... guy-liner free eyes, I might add ... not that there is anything wrong with that).
Saw the flick Friday. Loved 1,2 & 3. Not-so-much #4. Betting the Jungle Cruise movie will be better -- Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and (*spoiler alert*) hippos.
From Derek MorseI loved the first one, but I didn't really like the 2nd one and I couldn't even make it through the first hour of the 3rd one because I was so confused and it was so weird...so do I have to have seen and understand what happened in the 3rd movie to enjoy the 4th one, or does the 4th one stand on its own pretty well?
Posted May 24, 2011 at 12:58 PM
From Stuart HennyI don't think you need to have seen the 2nd or 3rd film to enjoy the 4th one. To me it stand well on it's own if you've seen the 1st one and know who Captain Jack and Barbosa are. I loved the monkey in this one too!
Posted May 24, 2011 at 1:29 PM
From Manny RodriguezFunny I love the movie make a 5th film
Posted May 24, 2011 at 3:59 PM
From TH CreativeManny, the film made $350 million worldwide in its first weekend ... I think making the fifth film is a foregone conclusion.
Posted May 24, 2011 at 7:36 PM
From Brian EmeryWith the ending from #4 – there will be a 5…. Might be time to buy some DIS stock…. Or should I say buy more DIS stock…
Posted May 25, 2011 at 6:23 AM
I throw my hands up in the air sometime… saying ahhhh oohhhhhh.
From Anthony O'NealI thought it was really good. The only better one in the series, in my opinion, was the first.
Posted May 25, 2011 at 10:11 PM
I think one could see this, and not really need to see the others. . . though, if you're familiar with the characters' histories and relationships, that certainly enhanced the experience.
From Terri PierceI don't remember a lick of the third and understood this one just fine. I think as long as someone explained who all the main characters are to begin with, as well as the ships, they will be fine... Maybe I just focus to much on understanding the ships.
Posted May 25, 2011 at 10:41 PM
From TH CreativeTerri: "I don't remember a lick of the third."
Posted May 26, 2011 at 11:26 AM
I Respond: Really?! The footage of the Pearl and the Dutchman circling in the whirlpool while blasting away at each other was amazing. The opening scene in the Orient was fantastic! The effort to capsize the ship. The final battle where Bloom and Knightly are married. ALL GREAT STUFF!
ARRRRRRGH There be SPOLIERS AHEAD mates!
My problem with the fourth film was there were so many characters from the first three that were missing. There was no Kiera, no Orlando, no Lee Arenberg ("Hello Poppet")and his buddy MacKenzie Crook (the guy with the fake eye). And (worst of all) where was the dog?
From Bob LiebeI thought the movie was great, but I'm also a big Pirates fan so i'm a little biased. If you were not a huge fan of the 2nd and 3rd movies I could see why you might not like the 4th. It is hard to recreate the exact magic that the 1st movie brought and there are some glimpses of it in the 4th, but it isn't quite there. I still think that its a solid movie and probably will see it 2-3 times in theaters like I did the first 3. I won't give anything away, but make sure you sit through the full list of ending credits so that you don't miss anything!!!
Posted May 26, 2011 at 6:11 PM
From Terri PierceTH-
Posted May 26, 2011 at 7:09 PM
I think the only times I ever watched it was when I was sitting in a my advanced webpage and graphic design class.... which meant I had a computer in front of me. No worries though. I wiki'd it before I went to see this one because my netflix wasnt it. Right after I watched it my netflix came in and I fully intend to watch it when I get home on Sunday.
As for how much learning we did in adv webpage... ehh?
From Lauren Hayhurst@ Bob - OMG me and hubby totally left before the end credits :-( will someone pleeeease message me and tell me what we missed?! Can't afford to see it again! We saved up long enough to see it once!!! (Very cross with self now!)
Posted June 7, 2011 at 6:40 AM
From Tim WPOTC 4 was a good movie for the series.
Posted June 7, 2011 at 8:21 AM
It was a little bit predictable. I did enjoy the new characters that they added, however. Although I thought 3 was enough, I think they might develop a better trilogy than the first trilogy. Keep up making great rides into great Disney movies!
But, seriously, when are Jungle Cruise and Haunted Mansion coming to theaters???
From Lauren HayhurstHaunted Mansion already DID! With Eddie Murphy... I thought it was better than most critics appeared to. It bombed in the UK anyway, straight to DVD, but I saw it over xmas and thoroughly enjoyed...prob because it is one of my favourite rides! But it had all the best elements including the future-predicting head of Madame Leota,
Posted June 10, 2011 at 4:11 AM
Here's a good article on it: http://www.epinions.com/review/mvie_mu-1127461/content_428815388292
From Ashleigh NoadSaw POTC4 the other day, fell asleep during parts of it. (Though to be fair, we did go to a late showing!!) Eek!
Posted June 10, 2011 at 4:45 AM
It wasn't that it was bad, it's just I felt that I'd seen everything in the film before. Whenever a fight sequence came on, I started to drift away...
From Mark FairleighLoved it! Thought it was the second best of the series after the original. It was nice to have all the convoluted subplots done away with. Just wasn't a big fan of either Keira Knightly or Orlando Bloom's characters. Nice to have a movie that was Jack-centric again.
Posted June 10, 2011 at 6:35 AM
From Thomas CrainJack-Schmack. I go to these movies for one reason and one reason alone; Geoffry Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa, easily one of the most complex and fun characters to come out of the movies in years.
Posted June 10, 2011 at 7:21 AM
It's really astonishing to watch Barbossa's journey across the four films. He starts in 'Black Pearl' as a FANTASTIC villain, is given a second chance at life in 'Dead Man's Chest,' becomes a true hero in 'At World's End,' and...
Becomes a privateer in "On Stranger Tides.' That was what was most compelling to me in POTC 4. Barbossa lost the Pearl and his leg to Blackbeard, so he swallows his pride and joins His Majesty's Navy to gain revenge. At the end, after killing Blackbeard, claiming his magic sword, and taking the Queen Anne's Revenge, Barbossa destroys his Privateer sanction and dons his hat once again. His final line, ordering his new crew to Tortuga, was delivered with such joy and rapture that I cheered in the theatre.
Forget Sparrow. Barbossa for life.
From Tim WThere is another Haunted Mansion, and hopefully better version than the comedy that was released. This version will be directed by Guillermo Del Toro and will be more scary than the other.
Posted June 10, 2011 at 12:43 PM
From Lauren HayhurstHmm, sounds interesting Tim. There is definitely scope for a scarier interpretation. Do you happen to know any timescales?
Posted June 11, 2011 at 4:31 AM
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