Pirates of the Caribbean
I am hoping that Disney finally does something -- heck, anything -- next week in anticipation of the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. With Superman Returns now in theatres it is easy for some moviegoers to briefly forget that Pirates is immediately up next.
So far Disney has done pretty much zero -- in terms of media, featurettes and clips -- to support the film and we can only hope they kick into the high seas this week.
For now, however, how about another early review?
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Early Review
Another early review for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has come floating our way and, like the rest, wishes a Pirate's life for all.
Every imaginable pirate fantasy is joyously bundled into a bewitching treasure chest in this action-adventure sequel. A swashbuckling pirate, swordplay on rooftops, a mythical sea monster, a fish-faced villain, secret buried treasure, a mystic, a blood debt, a gallant hero, feisty heroine and much more. If anything, there is too much more, including the film's running time, which is long at 150 minutes. But it is unlikely there will be many complaints. It is easy to be swept away into Gore Verbinski's imagination-ripe world. Its larger-than-life characters are coloured by comic relief and awesome special effects are used to whet the appetite of our fantasies.
The production design, make up and special effects allow us to suspend our disbelief so we can jump happily on board for the ride. And this is indeed a ride, having come a long way since the original ride in Disneyland. Humour is part of the script's fabric, and the film is as fun as it is bawdy. No need to concentrate. Just allow yourself to be swept away by the wave of entertainment that gushes, lifts and enthralls.
Like what you hear? Then check out the entire report, plus a second opinion, over at UrbanCinefile.
Expect more reports on Dead Man's Chest soon!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest opens to theatres everywhere on
July 7th, 2006.
For pics, movie stills, posters, trailers, TV spot, more early reviews, movie info and synopsis, go to the Pirates
of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Movie Page.
Stay tuned for updates.