Since I have been craving just about anything for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest it looks like this Friday has just become the big payday. No, we don't have any new clips or similar media; but you might just find this update to be much, much better.
Dead Man's Chest Screened... Partly
The good people over at AICN were shown a sizeable chunk of Pirates 2 -- 45 minutes to be exact -- and not only is their report chalk full of details but it is EXTREMELY positive as well.
In short, this film is going to be sick!
Thereís no question... this is a gigantic, expensive, risky movie for Disney. Itís not as risky as trying to sell something no oneís ever heard of, but thereís still a lot of pressure on the filmmakers to succeed and to justify the massive bill required to bring this one to life. This is risky because the first film was such a happy accident, a great example of chemistry gone right, and trying to recreate that can sometimes be a losing proposition and even irritate an audience enough to ruin their affection for the original.
That wonít happen here. This is as smart and as solid a sequel as I can imagine Hollywood making at this point. It looks like they listened to the audience of the original, and they really thought about what worked. This thing wasnít rushed, and you can tell. Every frame of what I saw had been lavished with attention and was packed with layer upon layer of things to look at and to rewatch. This looks to be one of those rare sequels that actually makes the first film richer if everything pays off as well as what I saw. Although I wasnít exactly dying to see a sequel to PIRATES when it was first announced, this has won me over, little by little. That last trailer was a pretty much flawless blockbuster trailer, and thatís when I really started to suspect that this one might be something special. Seeing this footage and spending the time listening to Bruckheimer talking about what theyíve done convinced me completely.
Bruckheimer told AICN that they "can't" do any early screenings for the film. What's the reason? Well, for one, the film's effects and various scenes are still being completed as we speak. Disney wouldn't dare screen a huge-budget film with the big-budget effects out of place..
To be honest, this report comes as a complete relief; I had begun to assume the worst with Disney's lack of updates on the film.