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HNutz

Rain Partier

Postby HNutz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:42 pm

The series started off strong, but quickly went downhill. The first one was a LOT of fun. Part 2 wasn't as good, but that wasn't really a surprise. Part 3 was awful and part 4 (watching it right now) seems to be okay.

Where did it go off the tracks?

What did you like about the series?

And, if you "fix" or change anything, what would it be?
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:45 pm

Honestly, I probably would have just stopped with the first movie.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:45 pm

Never saw any of 'em. :smt102
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:46 pm

I thought they fixed a lot of the problem with number 4: get rid of Bloom and Knightly.
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Pink_Orchid

The Virgin Connie Swail

Postby Pink_Orchid » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:56 pm

Grayson wrote:Honestly, I probably would have just stopped with the first movie.


This. I didn't care for the second, didn't watch the third or fourth ones. I just pretend they didn't happen. Like the Mummy sequels.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:58 pm

Grayson wrote:Honestly, I probably would have just stopped with the first movie.


Yep. :)
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:02 pm

Lord Simian wrote:I thought they fixed a lot of the problem with number 4: get rid of Bloom and Knightly.


They did, and it was a much better movie than 2 and 3. Then again, since it was based on a book that Disney bought the rights to and then adapted into a Pirates of the Caribbean film, it was bound to be better due to having a more solid creative base than 2 and 3.
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HNutz

Rain Partier

Postby HNutz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:04 pm

The sequels were about as "good" as the Matrix sequels.

Although they had a couple of interesting moments, the writers seemed to think that if something was mentioned ever so briefly in the first movie, the next two movies should center around it.

And the execs seemed to realize they had a moneymaker on their hands and forgot what made the first movie so much fun.

Stephen Day wrote:
They did, and it was a much better movie than 2 and 3. Then again, since it was based on a book that Disney bought the rights to and then adapted into a Pirates of the Caribbean film, it was bound to be better due to having a more solid creative base than 2 and 3.


From what I hear, they didn't even have a finished script when they started filming the third PotC movie.
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:10 pm

Although, in retrospect, if they had just stopped at the first movie it's highly unlikely that we ever would have been given the Lonely Island and Michael Bolton masterpiece "Jack Sparrow."

I think that one of the biggest mistakes that the series made, was keeping Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley. Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann's story should have ended in the first movie and the series should have continued around the misadventures of Captain Jack Sparrow.
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HNutz

Rain Partier

Postby HNutz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:23 pm

Also... Chow Young Fat's character and ESPECIALLY the character of Norrington were criminally wasted in the third PotC.
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:24 pm

HNutz wrote:Also... Chow Young Fat's character and ESPECIALLY the character of Norrington were criminally wasted in the third PotC.


Oh no doubt. I really didn't like the development of Norrington's character in the sequels because I liked the fact that even though he was kind of a dick, he was still honorable. That went out the door in the sequel and it didn't return until his final scene in the the third movie.
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:20 pm

HNutz wrote:Also... Chow Young Fat's character and ESPECIALLY the character of Norrington were criminally wasted in the third PotC.


Norrington's character is also wasted in the third movie too. I wanted that ending near the actual end of the movie not the freaking middle.

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