July 3, 2006, 8:54 a.m. CST
by JeanLuc Dickhard
July 3, 2006, 8:56 a.m. CST
Of course it can. But it would be difficult.
July 3, 2006, 8:59 a.m. CST
I kept looking at my watch. Not a good sign.
July 3, 2006, 9:10 a.m. CST
Nice review. I'll be seeing it in a couple of days for an early screening to judge for myself. After enjoying "Superman Returns" I'm hopeful "Pirates" lives up to its hype.
July 3, 2006, 9:12 a.m. CST
by naughty pirate
that pollywood bitch in the sun needs to get her facts right
July 3, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST
in 'i am legend' on this site yet? cast as a vampire intent on psycologically toturing will smith's neville?
July 3, 2006, 9:46 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
ARRRR, check yer facts, matey.
July 3, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST
by Gul Shah
His aging rock star in "Still Crazy" is genius!
July 3, 2006, 10:33 a.m. CST
It came out in November of 2003 - however, Quint could have seen an early screening of Haunted Mansion before he saw POTC.
July 3, 2006, 10:49 a.m. CST
They became ghosts after they were pirates not pirates after they were ghosts!
July 3, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST
Was the script review fake? What gives???
July 3, 2006, 11:13 a.m. CST
July 3, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST
Doesn't matter if Haunted Mansion came out before POTC, but there was a TV-Movie with Steve Guttenberg that definitely came out beofre both of them and based on a Disneyworld ride (The one with the Elevator)
July 3, 2006, 11:16 a.m. CST
In fact, it's very difficult to fuck any key. It's easier to fuck keyHOLES, but much more painfull, I guess. Whatever
July 3, 2006, noon CST
by Orbots Commander
I wouldn't be shocked if POTC 2 turns out to be as much of a disappointment quality and BO wise as SUPERMAN RETURNS. If so, it would just show that the general public is burned out on big summer blockbusters, largely due to the incessant Hollywood hype-marketing machine.
July 3, 2006, 12:01 p.m. CST
My big problem, (and I havent seen it yet) is that Superman flies back home apparently (im told). I mean its CANON, and even referenced in the first flic, that the sun is what gives Superman hsi powers. A YELLOW SUN gives Superman his powers, a RED SUN takes them away, or makes him like any other mortal. But he flies thru the vacuum of space back home????? I dont get it, that would mean that he is SUPER THERE AND ON EARTH!!! Krypton is NOT a planet of superguys, so.... thats my gripe.. Fernwick www.theidiottestament.com
July 3, 2006, 12:14 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
He got his powers from the yellow sun when he was a kid. He doesn't need to be around the sun constantly to have his powers. All the hundreds of people and talent that went into the film and ytou didn't like it because of a continuity error that wasn't even an error.
July 3, 2006, 12:16 p.m. CST
You sure about that? Ive read that many many times. Ill double check on that... and brb and repost.... but ive read that for YEARS.... not just when he was a kid...
July 3, 2006, 12:22 p.m. CST
This is what it says about the source of Supermans powers: The source of Superman's powers changes subtly over the course of his history. It is originally said that Superman's abilities derive from his Kryptonian heritage, a race eons more evolved than humans. Soon it is established that Krypton's gravity had been stronger than Earth's, a situation similar to that of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter. As Superman becomes increasingly godlike, the implication that all Kryptonians had possessed the same abilities became problematic for writers, making it doubtful that a race of such beings could have been wiped out by something as trifling as an exploding planet. In part to counter this, the Superman writers established that Kryptonians, whose native star had been red, only possessed superpowers under the light of a yellow sun. More recent stories have attempted to find a balance between the two explanations. So it is correct that it is under a yellow sun that he has these powers, can you show me otherwise?
July 3, 2006, 12:25 p.m. CST
He takes a space ship back home at the beginning and that is how he crash lands it back on earth, and at one of the pivotal points in the film, he is drained of his powers and nearly dies going into outerspace. Although the plot of film, like most superman films, isn't canon, his powers and weaknesses, as well as the source of his power, adheres directly to canon.
July 3, 2006, 12:31 p.m. CST
Thats sounds interesting. I hadnt seen it, and I will reserve judgement like you said until then. See now I really want to see that, if they address it in ANY sense, I would be happy. I just hate when they change stuff at random. Like Superman 4 for example with that "pierce his skin, make him mortal" crap. Thanks! fernwick www.theidiottestament.com
July 3, 2006, 12:33 p.m. CST
to the buxom damsel holding the map to the treasure? "Arrr! I must get me hands on that chest!!"
July 3, 2006, 12:38 p.m. CST
'Nuff said. Gaetti for Prez in 2008!
July 3, 2006, 12:52 p.m. CST
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July 3, 2006, 1:15 p.m. CST
I can't believe some of you guys call yourselves fan boys when you willfully accept this regurgitated Disney cash cow.
July 3, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST
July 3, 2006, 1:23 p.m. CST
July 3, 2006, 1:23 p.m. CST
...mention "crusty seaman" in a talkback title? Oh geez...
July 3, 2006, 1:28 p.m. CST
It's not rocket science.
July 3, 2006, 1:33 p.m. CST
Why must there always be some mindless simpleton on these talkbacks to take a jab at America. Give it a rest, assbandit. By the way, League of Extraordinary Gentleman was a much bigger hit overseas than over here. Take that, fuckface. And Depp's performance was based on an ENGLISH DUDE.
July 3, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST
by JeanLuc Dickhard
July 3, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST
was based on an actual gay pirate. His name was Francis "Cocksucker" Drake born in 1540.
July 3, 2006, 1:46 p.m. CST
I don't think people are, in general, necessarily tired of big summer blockbusters, they are just tired of the hype-up of movies that don't deliver. Harry has shoved Three Thumbs-so-far-Up Bryan Singer's ass for this flick that Singer must be reconsidering his own homosexuality. If these movies deliver, then the public has no problem. But when there is an onslaught of media and promotion for a Big Summer Blockbuster (and when AICN blows a movie like the plane is going down) and it disappoints, then the people (and the fanboys) react accordingly.
July 3, 2006, 1:58 p.m. CST
July 3, 2006, 1:59 p.m. CST
July 3, 2006, 2 p.m. CST
lamest joke ever
July 3, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST
AND i had a great time with Pirates. I
July 3, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST
I think he's in a space ship so I'm sure he doesn't need his powers when visiting Krypton and more than you would.
July 3, 2006, 2:21 p.m. CST
How cool does this look? http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/spider-man_3/
July 3, 2006, 2:25 p.m. CST
by Big Bad Clone
Thar he blows!
July 3, 2006, 2:25 p.m. CST
If we went there? If the red sun makes him mortal, wouldn't he lose his flying and surviving in space travels and just... die out there? Just a thought. Also, I think it's funny when people insult others who like "bad" movies. If I went to the first Pirates movie and enjoyed it, and you went and hated it, who really came out on top here? I did. I got my money's worth and enjoyed a movie. You just paid 10 bucks and hated the past 2 hrs.
July 3, 2006, 2:27 p.m. CST
July 3, 2006, 2:36 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
POTC was July 9, 2003, and HM was November 26, 2003.
July 3, 2006, 2:46 p.m. CST
Not sure if he's lose his flying ability or not, but it doesn't really matter, because he used a ship to travel to Krypton. He crashes back to Smallville in a Kryptonian ship; I assume built at the Fortress of Solitude. About 15 minutes was cut from the beginning of the movie, including more material about his trip to space.
July 3, 2006, 2:58 p.m. CST
Optimus Prime better not be voiced by a name actor like pixar and animated movies do. PETER CULLEN is the man.
July 3, 2006, 3:06 p.m. CST
Well, shut my mouth. If he is flying in a ship to get back to Krypton then that is perfect. Cool. At least they kept continuity, even though they dont explain it. Thats weird, im trying to imagine Superman flying in a ship. But oh well, my original complaint is apparently invalid. So.... nevermind.. so, HOW ABOUT THAT YOU PIERCE HIS SKIN MAKES HIM MORTAL CRAP! :) Fernwick www.theidiottestament.com
July 3, 2006, 3:07 p.m. CST
It certainly was an awfull script, i was looking forward to the bashing today :(
July 3, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST
What's this first business?
July 3, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST
...juicy, full of flavor and in under 30 minutes. Plus, I got a free order of cheesy bread. You obviously order from a shitty Domino's.
July 3, 2006, 4:19 p.m. CST
about a hot, juicy, full of flavor Batman.
July 3, 2006, 4:35 p.m. CST
I think you guys comparing Batman Begins, in my opinion topped only by Donners Superman I (Superhero movies)to a delivery of Domino's Pizza I offer this. Those talkbackers like those annoying delivery guys, who come to the door, dropping your food, and putting a hand out for a tip, I reach back and with the force of a field goal kicker, boot him in the nuts. Hows that comparison? Fernwick www.theidiottestament.com
July 3, 2006, 4:48 p.m. CST
like a quality pepperoni pizza with sauce seasoned just right, dough just thick enough but not too thick, and piping hot. Mmmm, I'm hungry.
July 3, 2006, 4:53 p.m. CST
... the haterz can go suck on a fat one (and that's not referring to w33d), saying it sucked like it's fact or something. POTC: COTBP was a good, fun summer movie. Depp and Rush kicked ass. Knightley was hot. And Bloom was merely OK, entertaining if not a great actor.
July 3, 2006, 5:03 p.m. CST
Does Keith Richards have a cameo as Depp's old man? I read months ago that he did, and I've heard nothing about it since...
July 3, 2006, 5:11 p.m. CST
The only good thing about it was Liam Neeson, who's always great; Christian Bale can act about as well as a fucking turnip, but apparently thinks he's some great thespian himself (is that too big a word for you batnerds?). I'd rather have my $15 for the DVD back.
July 3, 2006, 5:15 p.m. CST
Personally I prefer what Keaton brought to the role, but he was much better than Kilmer or god forbid, Clooney. Those two were ass. Caine was excellent, as was Oldman, Freeman, and Neeson. Very good acting all around ... uh, except for Katie Holmes. Good writing and directing. Much better batmobile than in Schumachers versions. Those were S-H-I-T. Yeah, BB fuckin rocked.
July 3, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST
Superman was flying in spaceships quite frequently in episodes of SuperFriends!
July 3, 2006, 5:22 p.m. CST
especially that Keaton is still the best Batman, and Oldman, Freeman, etc., were more than good enough, but I just don't see how Bale is worth a shit to anybody, as arrogant as his ass comes off as... I mean, seriously, would you want to know that prick? Maybe he's all right in real life, but in the flick, he just comes off as an insufferable asshole. Different strokes, I suppose...
July 3, 2006, 5:51 p.m. CST
Being a Bruckheimer production, I thought I would hate it so I went in no expectations except to see Keira Knightley in her break out role after The Phantom Menace and to see what I thought would be a fun pirate adventure. The movie had a (mostly) talented cast along with Depp and Rush who both looked like they were having fun with their roles. I came out of the theater house thoroughly happy had felt I had seen what was probably the second best movie that year. It just shows that not all movies produced by a mindless idiot can be all bad. Transformers, however is just going in all the wrong directionsm, from production design to direction, to script.
July 4, 2006, 4:22 a.m. CST
Batman-Wayne is not a perfect guy. Bale did it quite good.
July 4, 2006, 7:33 a.m. CST
according to him its better than Superman and I say that is blasephemy. Read his review here: http://www.movietack.net/r887-pirates-of-the-caribbean-dead-mans-chest-movie-review.html
July 4, 2006, 8:47 a.m. CST
"who really came out on top here?" Actually, he did. You see at AICN, hating a movie makes you smarter and more superior than the people who liked it, who are fools, the common masses who lack the high level of artistic taste that the hater possess.
July 4, 2006, 2:40 p.m. CST
Bruce Wayne and his alter ego are not perfect-but Keaton managed to play him as a perfectly likable, fairly down-to-earth kind of guy, at least as down to earth as any guy wearing a bat suit can be. Bale, it seems, couldn't pull that off. But, then again, it was a younger Batman that Bale was playing; maybe the character mellows out a bit as he ages into the Keaton-era Batman. Also, I just read on MyMSN that Keith Richards will have a cameo in POTC III as Sparrow's old man, not POTC II.
July 4, 2006, 2:52 p.m. CST
I live in California, and love this country...can probably quote American history at least as well as anybody else on this site, and better than most...but until the rest of America wakes up and realizes what a talentless bunch of cocksmoker monkeys people like Eminem, 50Cent, and Kanye West are, and stop buying their horseshit, headache-inducing albums, and dressing like the assholes, Americans ARE a bunch of fuckwits...Long Live Rock'N'Roll, and let rap die a long, slow, torturous fucking death like it deserves!
July 4, 2006, 2:52 p.m. CST
Yes, Let's all celebrate the refined taste of our overseas brethren. While the American public are a bunch of
July 4, 2006, 3 p.m. CST
... In public. He is a spoiled rich man-child. Of course, if you paid attention to the scenes where he wasn't in public, he was just a determined guy with humor. Come on people, you know the character.
July 4, 2006, 4:13 p.m. CST
of Americans' taste or intelligence to say that the rest of the world has worse taste or less brains than we do-I would generally agree. By the way, of the nine films that cantankerous (appropriate name) listed, I have seen only 3, and even then, only after they were broadcast on DirecTV and didn't cost me a cent to see them. How many did you see, and did you pay to see them? And, no joke intended, happy birthday to the greatest country in the world, and God bless America!
July 4, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST
Cantankerous has a solid point about jayjew-he IS definitely one rancid-smelling cunt. I have always wondered how Europeans (or anybody the fuck else) can prooduce the horseshit, claptrap art films they produce, the kind that cure insomnia in 2 seconds flat, and feel all smugly superior about it, yet do shell out millions to see our shittiest productions, all the while proclaiming in poll after poll that we are a bigger threat to the world than Iran or North Korea. I guess that when the next world war starts-and there will be another one, the human race will never learn-we can just sit back and take some satisfaction in listening to them beg us to come and save their hairy, snail and sauerkraut eating asses, like they always do. Piss on every last fuckin' one of 'em, until and unless they learn a little fuckin' respect for who's #1.
July 5, 2006, 11:27 a.m. CST
by Gigol-o Joe
Saw Pirates 2 last night - great fun, enjoyable escapist cinema, just like it was before everything was geared towards American teenagers... It's set in the time of another Empire, whereas power has now been usurped by Britain's former enemy. If talkbacks are anything to go by then most Americans are complacent, egotistical, stultifyingly ill-informed juveniles.. Calling yourself stonehenge you should realise no cultural monopoly lasts forever unless, like most Americans, you are oblivious to irony..
July 5, 2006, 12:04 p.m. CST
Europeans ? I'm English and resent being lumped in with the bloody cheating Portugese (who better get beat 2nite). Wanker !
July 5, 2006, 12:38 p.m. CST
Unless you know of some sort of omnipotent measure of critical perfection the only alternative we have is to compare ourselves (Americans) to others. I wouldn
July 5, 2006, 1:22 p.m. CST
that I hate the English; in fact, quite recently, my aunt's friend from England bought her a brand-new 2006 Saturn, no strings attached, simply because he thought that her old car was no longer safe. How in the hell can you beat that? And how in the hell can you not admire a man like Churchill, or Nelson? I should hope that whatever lump of dogshit that jayjew crawls out from under to spout his horseshit (clearly displaying a small dick, inferiority complex) was not in England. I meant mainly the French, Germans, Portugese, etc. I must admit to some dismay, however, when I see polls that say that 77% of Britons see the US as "vulgar"-after all, we aren't the ones streaking across Wimbledon with our microscopic little cocks on display or beating the holy bloody fuck out of each other in the bleachers over some stupid, stupendously dull game where a bunch of dudes run around for hours without scoring any fucking points at all, are we? But, then again, I have also seen polls where they say they mainly meant are leadership, and that most Englishmen actually DO like the common, everyday American. Generally, the English are pretty cool with me.
July 5, 2006, 1:33 p.m. CST
I got straight A's in my college history courses, and no, I don't really expect this country to remain #1 forever-as a matter of fact, it's doing a pretty good job of coming apart at the seams right now. But for the moment, we ARE still #1, and considering that the next #1 is in all likelihood commie China, you had best pray your fucking ass off that we stay that way for a long time to come, for they certainly aren't going to come save anybody's ass, unless it happens to be North Korea's. To get back to the point of this whole web site, however, POTC 1 was prime, top-notch escapist cinema, if maybe a little long, and I'm sure that POTC 2 is as well.
July 5, 2006, 4:53 p.m. CST
I was hopefull for Pirates...but it is sinking faster then an anchor at rottentomatoes...58%
July 5, 2006, 7:25 p.m. CST
so the more people are seeing it, the more it's winning reviewers over, but who can trust the critics, anyway? As often as not, they have some sort of personal bias that wrecks any objectivity they could possibly bring to their review. Many of them hate anything that's a sequel, regardless of if it's good or not. They would rather watch a weasel fuck an avocado, filmed in black and white, and proclaim it great art. I'll risk my money to see it; after all, it's 100+ degrees here every fucking day, there's worse ways to spend 2-3 hours than sitting in an air conditioned theater with a nice green bud buzz on, tripping out on some kickass special FX. Instead, we could all be like jayjew, cursing God that he was born in some diseased, 3rd world shithole and wishing he was an American! What a fucking flamer cockmonkey.
July 5, 2006, 7:58 p.m. CST
The original Pirates logged a 79% on RT. The usual situation is for a film to score high initially and then trend downward as the opening day approaches and more critics see it. That POTC2 is at 62% with 26 reviews does not bode well. We
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July 5, 2006, 10:45 p.m. CST
The Empire Strikes Back, Terminator 2 (despite the kinder, gentler T-101 bullshit), The Return Of The King, European Gigolo (yes, that was a joke),etc. It's been done before- don't give up on it yet because a bunch of egghead, asshole reporters hoped for another fucking "Brokeback Mountain" between Bloom's and Depp's characters. Actually, that might not be a bad idea, since I suspect Knightley could do herself better with a sword hilt than Bloom ever could-I would definitely pay to see that, even if she is a skeletal little twat.