June 16, 2006, 7:07 a.m. CST
...but damn that stuff looks cool. I hope this movie is as fun as its visual promise.
June 16, 2006, 7:08 a.m. CST
June 16, 2006, 7:09 a.m. CST
It looks like I WAS first. And yet I still feel so empty inside. Hmmm... Depp needs to make up for both of his disappointing Burton outings last year. Hopefully this does it.
June 16, 2006, 7:12 a.m. CST
by Big Daddy Cool
You missed some cum on your lips. Wipe it off before people start to talk.
June 16, 2006, 7:15 a.m. CST
Butt-Pirates of the Caribbean. "Arrr. All I needs is me rum and a hairy bum, matey."
June 16, 2006, 7:16 a.m. CST
This movie is gonna rock.
June 16, 2006, 7:17 a.m. CST
Him sailing grandly into port with the music swelling behind him, and then the reveal of the sinking, little dinghy he's coming in on. Makes me smile every single time.
June 16, 2006, 7:20 a.m. CST
Some of the creatures look like the creatures from that Dr. Who episode form the Sylverster McCoy season. Whatever. I'm excited to see that and what I just read, made me even more excited! BTW: Am I the only one who is happy that Arenberg and Crook are back?
June 16, 2006, 7:22 a.m. CST
But there is still # 3, which didn't have a finished script, when they started shooting, remember? Always a bad sign.
June 16, 2006, 7:27 a.m. CST
...The Wheelback character actually has a wheel in his back... I can't wait to see this movie...Super who...?
June 16, 2006, 8:20 a.m. CST
'With a Vengence'! See what I did there...? Good work Mori! Sounds like a thouroughly cool day out you had there.
June 16, 2006, 8:30 a.m. CST
I just had to abbreviate it. PS-I can't wait to see it.
June 16, 2006, 8:33 a.m. CST
So far they've used 2 ad campaigns: One making this look like a comedy and one making it look like a dark adventure. Both takes looked interesting so I can't wait.
June 16, 2006, 8:37 a.m. CST
I didn't notice a spoiler tag on the link and I thought there would be some spoilers in there. I was right, there is a little. I skipped over it but I think you should put a spoiler tag on it. This is one movie I'm trying to know as little as possible for. From what I read it sounds like it's going to be a good movie. The first one was good, didn't even see it till it came out on dvd. My friend was dying to see this since it was announced and I was kinda hesitant, but after the second trailer I finally became excited. This article, minus the spoilers, got me a little more excited to see it.
June 16, 2006, 8:40 a.m. CST
pretty damn cool. I wanted to see this before, but those pictures hyped me.
June 16, 2006, 8:42 a.m. CST
Well, that would not be difficult to achieve. Oh, will the "score" be, once again, a Media Venture Sampler Disc (TM)?
June 16, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST
by future help
venom! (cheap shot)
June 16, 2006, 8:54 a.m. CST
even though i love complaining about how it's SO hollywood. you've made me look forward to this movie senor mori mainly for hans zimmer and the effects
June 16, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST
What editinig system are they using for POTC2? Avid? Final Cut? Smoke? Just curious.
June 16, 2006, 9:07 a.m. CST
Next to Superman Returns, this is the movie i have been waiting to see for a long time
June 16, 2006, 9:11 a.m. CST
Harry: you simply cannot write an article stating your excitement has incresed for a movie because you've been given the grand tour by one of the producers. The ONLY reason I read this site is because I hold on to the shread of hope that you guys haven't been annexed by Hollywood. Please don't shit in your own bed.
June 16, 2006, 9:13 a.m. CST
Damn fine write-up. I loved the first PotC and have been looking forward to this since then. The Cthuloid pirates only solidified my anticipation. But, to hear how the film is actually looking and coming along - damn. Yo ho fucking ho, mateys!
June 16, 2006, 9:14 a.m. CST
June 16, 2006, 9:32 a.m. CST
Movie seems promising, but I always wait with praising until I've seen the fucker myself. Especially with summer blockbuster stuff.
June 16, 2006, 9:36 a.m. CST
...It was simply configured to point towards the Aztec treasure, rather than magnetic north. And what's with this statement that the odds for success are going to be doubly hard this time? Are you insane? At this point, they could release 2 hours of test pattern and it would be a box office smash--just so long as they continue to call it Pirates 2, and play up Johnny Depp's role. Granted, such a plan would bite them in the ass when it came time to release Pirates 3, but still, that was one preposterous statement.
June 16, 2006, 9:36 a.m. CST
June 16, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST
...I do indeed have a cameo in POTC:DMC as Maccus. No make-up required. I will also be appearing in the new Conan movie, when Conan's sword is being forged. The Secret of Steel, bitches.
June 16, 2006, 10:03 a.m. CST
Cool details and all, thanks and everything... But stating Pirates 2 as a risk is downright hilarious. This movie is going to print its own money, and we'll all be better for it.
I dreamt last night that I was going through a revamped Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, except part of the time, I had no 'boat' so I was swimming for some reason. I didn't see any animatronics, but it was dark and cavernous and the boat went through a waterfall at one point.
June 16, 2006, 12:05 p.m. CST
1) It's got Orlando Bloom in it. Not only does he lack any and all charisma, he sucks it away from those around him. 2) It will be long and bloated, just like the first.
June 16, 2006, 12:25 p.m. CST
I'm not usually into the monster/creature thing, but those look cool....like McFarlane toys.very elaborate and detailed.
June 16, 2006, 12:32 p.m. CST
all special effects and no point. though, the fact that it looks a lot like H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE MOVIE helps.
June 16, 2006, 12:33 p.m. CST
And you better fucking believe that! I love how the first movie threw caution to the wind and just had this instinctive feel. It wasn't a straight comedy, action/adventure or drama but all mashed together which made for a lot of fun - something which most movies now forget to be (see the three Star Wars prequels). The scale felt huge, cinematic. The cast was perfect, even Bloom who was still fairly wooden but it worked for this. One of the best big movies in the last 10 years.
June 16, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST
by Nate Champion
Shillin' some more for soulless product, eh Moriarty? What will be even cooler is the 2 1/2 hours I'll save avoiding this movie. I know Depp is doing this to get his small stuff funded, but that's not worth MY time.
June 16, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST
by R.C. the "Wise"
Ha! Can't wait. Plus, we get a Transformers teaser attached. Sweet!
June 16, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST
Woulda been interesting. Pirates represents the newer, more family oriented JB... i miss the old, Con Air/The Rock/etc JB. I guess when BB2 and Pirates came out around the same time and Pirates made 2x as much he saw where his bread and butter was and gave up. On his board (not sure if its still up) it wasnt too long after that he announced that BB3 and BHC4 were no longer in development. *sigh*
June 16, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST
Both the look and the names of Davey Jones' crew somehow remind of Clive Barker. Not the hardcore horror Clive Barker of HELLRAISER, TORTURED SOULS and the BOOKS OF BLOOD but rather the more playful Barker of the ABARAT books. Which are also set up at Disney, coincidentally.
June 16, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST
Think of Ed Wood and Fear and Loathing, in addition to everything that Anchorite listed. Jesus, that guy has some volume of work. He's a little better than somebody like, say, Tom Cruise, at making you forget that he is who he is underneath.
June 16, 2006, 2:17 p.m. CST
I smell Wachowski 2nd and 3rd syndrome. A great first movie that didn't expect to turn into franchise but then does...and disappoints. But I hope it doesn't. The trailer looks pretty darn cool.
June 16, 2006, 2:32 p.m. CST
I need some sea-mutated-pirates now! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWW!
June 16, 2006, 2:34 p.m. CST
by Mr Nice Gaius
And with every post, you tread further and further into insanity.
June 16, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
I can't wait for this movie. I think it could break 300 mil. Supes will probably make 140 or maybe a little better. With X3 and Code dying at early 200 million, this movie will dominate.
June 16, 2006, 2:53 p.m. CST
think so. Based on the crapy one sheet that showed up last week, I can wait for a while on transformers. Like "forever". (It's just too different from G1, which is the only Transformers series I consider to truly be TRANSFORMERS. My own problem, I'm sure, but.....)
June 16, 2006, 3:03 p.m. CST
by Mr Nice Gaius
Now, what are you talking about homewrecker? Sounds to me like you are trying to influence this site into being a promotional tool for POTC2. How multi-username of you.
June 16, 2006, 3:05 p.m. CST
Was Jerry walking in slow motion toward the camera with a bunch of explosions going off behind him? If not, then I doubt you met the real Jerry Bruckheimer....you just met a false imitation of him.
June 16, 2006, 3:05 p.m. CST
it happens it's glorious. Look at shrek 2, and how much better that was than 1. Aliens and how much better that was than the first (in my opinion). Batman begins and how much better it was than any of the batmans before it. Terminator 2 and how much better that was than the first. The Two Towers and how much better that was than Fellowship. Empire Strikes Back and how much better that was than A New Hope... What am I talking about? It happens all the time!!! GO POTC 2!!!
June 16, 2006, 3:26 p.m. CST
I find his movies dull, Pirates included. He seems to know how to put shots together and that's about it. The story for Pirates was serviceable at best, and kept reinventing its own dumb rules. Or-Blando had the personality of a sock puppet, and anorexic Kiera did nothing to arouse me. The only thing that makes it watchable is Johnny Depp, but for me, that's not enough to sustain 2 hours plus interest.
June 16, 2006, 3:32 p.m. CST
by Mr Nice Gaius
"potc2 is just one of those unanimously universal flicks that you know is good on face value because of track records of the players involved and the sheer honesty of the whole thing." -- You know, people used to say the same thing about Star Wars...
June 16, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST
Where everyone expects it to be great because the first one was, only to find that it's an obscene disappointment. Probably not, because, unlike the Matrix, there was no pretense in Pirates...
June 16, 2006, 3:49 p.m. CST
by Mr Nice Gaius
I must vehemently disagree with you about "Batman Begins". However, I gladly endorse the Adam West "Batman" movie & show. That stuff is comedy gold.
June 16, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST
June 16, 2006, 4:12 p.m. CST
1) Armageddon is one of my favorite movies. Shocking. I can defend this, but I won't bother unless you're interested. 2) I have political differences with Depp but I will pay to see his movies every time because he's likeable and very entertaining. Contrast this with Tom Cruise who has burned his bridges, not by having controversial views but by being nuts and aggressive about his nuttiness. Yeah. Okay, that's all I have to say.
June 16, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST
but yeah, the trailer made me excited for this, and I'm somewhat against just how hugely popular the first film became. And Verbinski is a fine director, "The Ring" and "The Weatherman" are completely different films, and he did a fine job with them both.
June 16, 2006, 5:12 p.m. CST
But I've seen the trailer, and in motion these guys do look pretty cool. 'Specially Cthulhu face guy.
June 16, 2006, 5:42 p.m. CST
Defend how you think the U.S. Government would be stupid enough to send a bunch of dumb redneck oil drillers into space without any education to save billions of people. .... please explain! pleaseeee
June 16, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST
I think you've confused that with your own wet dreams, homeslice.
June 16, 2006, 6:06 p.m. CST
...on Armageddon. It's a TERRIBLE movie, but like Con Air -- another wretched film, it's compulsively watchable. It's the very things that make you groan that also make it enjoyable. "Colonel Willie Sharp, United States Air Force, ma'am. Requesting the permission to shake the hand of the daughter of the bravest man I've ever met." ...... You gotta love that shit.
June 16, 2006, 6:06 p.m. CST
more realistic sci-fi interpretation of what would happen if a massive meteor came rocketing towards earth. I think we can all agree that if we had to choose between oil drillers, and the best astronauts of the most powerful nations going up there and saving our asses... we'd all chose the latter.
June 16, 2006, 6:14 p.m. CST
Which I'm sure must lead to an almost unfathomable series of conflicted emotions in you, being a hater of all things Hebrew. Harrison Ford (half-Jewish) being directed by the Jewish Spielberg, thrashing Nazis (your heroes). How does Bruckheimer's kosher dick taste, by the way?
June 16, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST
...POTC2 looks amazing. Probably the film I'm most looking forward to this summer.
June 16, 2006, 6:37 p.m. CST
Yo ho ho. Cap'n Bruckheimer will have yer scurvy pieces o' eight, ye yellow dogs! Aaarrr. Avast!
June 16, 2006, 7:23 p.m. CST
by tango fett
back in 2003 I saw the poster for POTC (how confusing is that, same thing as Passion of the Christ. well, not that confusing) and scoffed. scoffed long and hard. like, uberscoffing. anyways, I was pleasantly surprised. here's to a rad second one.
June 16, 2006, 7:33 p.m. CST
by tango fett
has it stricken anybody that the name "Dead Man's Chest" is really provacative? frankly it sounds like a necrophiliac porno that spoofs POTC (kind of like Lord of the G-strings, and Playmate of the Apes...with dead people sex) with silly play on words (booty! bring 'er into port! I'll shiver your timbers!). My God, I've wasted my life...
June 16, 2006, 7:43 p.m. CST
by tango fett
you are forgetting either 1)the Hans Zimmer score that screams in your ears "I AM EPIC! FEEEEEEEL!" or 2)a phat happenin' hippity-hop-shoo-bop soundtrack, maybe something with Nelly, and Lil Jon. This question going out to anyone here, but is Bruckheimer producing Transformers? Because remember the last Michael Bay movie minus said producer? Of course you don't. They were made for each other I guess. Like lamb and tunafeesh.
June 16, 2006, 8:01 p.m. CST
by Nate Champion
Maybe we didn't see the same movie, because Curse of the Black Pearl was a sluggish, long-winded, poorly acted (aside from Depp) spectacle in which the "rousing" nature of the genre itself was applied with all the grace and wit of an anvil falling on one's head. To me Depp's performance brought out his worst tendency -- namely, to give a performance that has absolutely nothing to do with anything around him. (Also seen in most of your examples like Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow, Mexico, etc... and you're right, crap, all of them.) It didn't help that he had two of the worst young "actors" to play against for most of the film. Ed Wood... Donnie Brasco... Fear and Loathing (one of the few instances where Depp's outlandish side actually fit with the movie)... Dead Man... that's what I think about when I think of Depp. And Pirates has absolutely NOTHING to do with any of those movies. I'm a bit confused because your comments imply that the subject matter of a film or its director have nothing to do with it... actually, I think it has just about everythinig to do with it. Which is why I'll easily avoid Gore Verbinski and a lumbering pirate movie and stick with something that actually might have something worth thinking about in it.
June 16, 2006, 11:09 p.m. CST
Let me ask you: a) Did you go to Pirates of the Caribbean thinking you would see "something worth thinking about?" B) did you read this article about the sequel to a movie you hate hoping you'd find that the production crew had somehow come around and made a film with "things to think about", or were you simply wanting to come gawk at what you feel will undoubtedly be a trainwreck? C) Do you perceive summer blockbuster season to be fertile ground for thinking man's movies, or do you just wish Hollywood could please move some of their typically better written Autumn fare into the mix? Your answers will be interesting insight, and I say that without irony.
June 17, 2006, 12:16 a.m. CST
by Gwai Lo
I recently did a presentation/essay for a history class on how pirates have been represented in film (the class wasn't as big of a joke as it sounds like). And I can tell you from painful experience that POTC is the first of atleast 100 pirate films that didn't completely suck ass. I didn't watch 100 pirate films, but I can tell you that I watched most of the high water parks (excuse the lame pun) in the genre and it's all garbage. Even the highly respected "classics" like The Sea Hawk or the Crimson Pirate are borderline unwatchable. And I am someone who watched Andrei Rublev in one sitting with a smile on my face the other night, I'm not opposed to an old black and white movie with a plodding pace. However, those films are like Citizen Kane compared to some of the later garbage. Roman Polanski made a shockingly awful pirate film, Hook is just about the low point in Steven Spielberg's career, and Cutthroat Island.. well that's just as bad as everything else Renny Harlin has directed. And you can't forget the brief Italian Spaghetti Pirate genre, The Pirate Movie (an 80s musical that ranks as one of the worst films I've ever seen), about 20 versions of Treasure Island (all of them campy) including one set in space. The Pirate genre stinks to high heaven. Strangely, I think there is still room for a great historically realistic naval epic about one of the most famous and dastardly pirates, if done in the style of Master and Commander. However, until then we have POTC, which is about a bajillion times more fun than any other pirate movie in existence.
June 17, 2006, 12:17 a.m. CST
by Gwai Lo
Lame pun rendered even lamer.
June 17, 2006, 2:11 a.m. CST
That's all. Carry on.
June 17, 2006, 3:45 a.m. CST
You're an anti-semite, pure and simple, as anyone who reads your posts can attest to. Your feeble disguising of it in terms of being "anti-Israeli" is just that -- feeble. When you talk about the world being "run by rabbis" and having "been warned about these insidious people" it goes beyond politics, as you well know. Also, I'd love for you to point out one single post where I've claimed to be either Jewish or gay. If you truly only were "anti-Israeli" you wouldn't feel the need to call everyone who sees you for the fuckstick you are a Jew or gay. As it is, every post you make displays an utter hatred for Jews and gays, period. Also, pretending that you actually believe that I have more than one username shows what a coward you are. You obviously don't have the capacity to argue with more than one person so you pretend that everyone who's against you is one and the same. How fucking sad is that? It just makes you look more and more like the racist loser tinfoil-hatter you are. As I have pointed out time and time again, if you really believed I had more than one username, you would take measures to find out if it's true. And if you really believed I am a mod, why do you even come to this site? And why haven't I banned you? Nothing you say makes any sense whatsoever. The more you insist on it, the more you look like a complete ass. Put your money where your mouth is and call for proof from the administrators that I have more than one name. And again, if I'm a mod and most talkbackers are me, why do you even come here? You're a phony, a coward and a racist scumsucker, homeslice.
June 17, 2006, 3:55 a.m. CST
"man my stomach is turning with nausea watching these jews rubbing their hands and drooling soullesly over prospective profits from 9/11 movies coming out every week..there is no remorse.. just naked sickly greed and dancing jews everywhere..god please bring the wind of justice fast.." ..... from the recent 9-11 TB.
June 17, 2006, 10:53 a.m. CST
by The Ender
Homewrecker this is the second talkback you have used in the last few days to spread your fascist thinking. Anti Zionist, fine. But you are an Anti-Semite. Not okay in my book. You can shake hands with Hitler in Hell, and tell him about your attempts on Internet Message boards to spread the word. I'm sure it will get youat least a pat on the back, and maybe a reach around.
June 17, 2006, 10:56 a.m. CST
a lovely change
June 17, 2006, 12:41 p.m. CST
I take it you're the same person as The Founder. What got you B4NN3D?
June 17, 2006, 1:32 p.m. CST
by Neo Zeed
Up and down the block.
June 17, 2006, 1:46 p.m. CST
Sorry, that kind of George Wallace "some of my best friends are black" horseshit isn't fooling anyone. You're a complete anti-semite. Also, why didn't you respond to my request for posts in which I admit to being gay and Jewish? And what would it mean one way or the other if it's not JEWISHNESS per se which you loathe? And what about the administrator requests? See, homeboy, you're a phony and a coward. Your mouth is writing checks which your intellect and spinelessness can't cash.
June 17, 2006, 5:23 p.m. CST
So, you didn't like the first one, and you think you'll dislike this one. Okay. Also, you feel that this film you feel you won't like will be better than the other film you didn't like, X3. Alright, fine. So, 1) why go to this movie if it has all the earmarks of something you'll dislike? Are you just showing pure optimism with your ticket purchase hoping against hope you'll like it? Or, do you think you're complaining about something just to complain about it?
June 17, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST
we will tear your shells apart. -i cant wait. these look so awesome.
June 17, 2006, 8:32 p.m. CST
by The Ender
This is my first account on AICN. Are you suspicious of anyone who has their name preceded by The, or do I sound like the guy? And homewrecker, you're a racist prick. Know thy self.
June 17, 2006, 9:09 p.m. CST
by Triumph poops!
Seriously, how could Dreamworks (ie. a company run by Mr Blockbuster himself, Speilberg) actually put out a sleep-inducing DULL movie about a comet slamming into the Earth? The insane thing is, the comet doesn't hit the Earth in ARMAGEDDON but it DOES in IMPACT and they STILL made it dull. It was a 2 hour shitfest movie leading up to the stunning moment of...wow!...a big wave. >snore< Though more frightening of all, it's hard to imagine there was a time when Hollywood actually thought Tea Leoni was leading lady "star" material versus being the annoying acting hack, nasal voiced shrew that she is. Given the subject matter, he truth is ARMAGEDDON made DEEP IMPACT look like an embarrassing TV movie of the week or a bad Discovery Channel dramatization. Someone above defended IMPACT by posing the question "who would you want to see saving the earth from a comet -- oil drillers or NASA astronauts?" Well, IF the world was ACTUALLY threatened, sure, hands up we all say astronauts. But when it comes to me opening my wallet and having to pay for a full priced admission at my multiplex, and I want to see Bruckheimer-like explosions and theatrics. And pretty much everyone else felt the same way since ARMAGEDDON kicked IMPACT's ass and sent it whimpering away, its tail hung between its legs.
June 17, 2006, 10 p.m. CST
are people actually arguing which one of those pieces a rancid dog shit is better?
June 17, 2006, 10:17 p.m. CST
by Mr Nice Gaius
The good Doc definitely brought his A-game to this TB.
June 18, 2006, 12:49 a.m. CST
Yep, you've answered it, but there's the new question of why you'd even bother seeing it on HBO, or why you even read this article, for that matter. It just seems odd to me that you'd invest the time in something you obviously dislike so much. That's the part I'm not too sure about. It's basically what I was asking Nate Champion up a few rows.
June 18, 2006, 1:56 a.m. CST
I think you're a racist prick too. And i'm definitely not Jewish or Gay. And just to stay on topic POTC 2 looks pretty goddamn awesome, but given that its a Jerry Bruckheimer film I have every reason to assume it will suck anyway.
June 18, 2006, 8:30 a.m. CST
He likes trailers, not movies
June 18, 2006, 10:09 a.m. CST
Now see what you can do about moviemack. And Tom Bodet, simply because he's never, ever been funny in any way. And uhm... Dead Man's chest, yeah, actally doesn't look that bad. When I heard about Keith Richards falling out of a coconut tree, I thought it was a stunt gone bad.
June 18, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST
and tim curry
June 18, 2006, 12:14 p.m. CST
by 'Cholera's Ghost
Jack's entrance in the original up to his stepping out onto the dock ranks somewhere among my favorite scenes ever. It gives you hope when you see a confluence of writing, directing, and acting play out so well.
Frizzurd want to wreck homewreckers face. Frizzurd SMASH!
June 19, 2006, 7:57 a.m. CST
by Mirrorball Man
I have to admit that it looks pretty cool.
June 19, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST
Isn't he just a producer? Like he just makes sure it gets done on time? And why is Barbossa in the sequel?? He died in the first one. I hope it's just flashbacks and not back from the dead.
June 19, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST
Good. His shit was stinking up most of the TBs... Oh well, we can look forward to him being 'regenerated' into a new TBer who is clearly nuts. Bit like Dr. Who...
June 19, 2006, 10:26 p.m. CST
by Evil Chicken
June 20, 2006, 3:59 a.m. CST
Did Jerry hook you up with Don Simpson's old prostitutes, or did you have to do coke off the coffee table like a normal human being? These are the things we need to know.
June 20, 2006, 3:19 p.m. CST
He says Supes sucks and has no action but every critic that has seen this movie so far loves it and now e is kissing Potc a$$...You blow Moriarty. Find a new career to get in
June 20, 2006, 3:50 p.m. CST
by Mr Brownstone
was long winded and needlessly meandering. Depp was the only thing that kept me awake. Part 2 looks better though. Much better.
June 20, 2006, 6:38 p.m. CST
by Heywood Jablowme
This place is lame.
June 22, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST
I haven't seen a review from him yet...did I miss it? Hopefully we'll start hearing about Pirates soon...although I'll probably just see if people are liking it and avoid spoilers.