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bagelred 07-19-2006 12:33 PM

OT: Pirates of Carribbean...huh?
 
Why does Pirates of Carribbean do so freakin' well at the box office? This sequel is probably going to be one of the highest grossing movies of all time. It has an outside chance of beating Titanic for THE #1 GROSSING movie of all time.

I simply don't get it. Nothing about the movie looks appealing to me....

Can anyone explain why?

funkylikemonkey 07-19-2006 12:34 PM

The first one was a great movie that people of any age can enjoy so pretty much everyone went to see it. People expected the same type of entertainment from the sequel so they all went do see it. It was horrible, I almost fell asleep. I'm also pretty sure that the 3rd will do great also because people will forget the 2nd and hope it was like the 1st.

JohnnySic 07-19-2006 12:35 PM

Possibly because there isn't a whole lot else out there worth seeing right now, and that the first one was good.

TMacsOneGoodEye 07-19-2006 12:36 PM

Yeah, I can't believe he type of business this movie is doing right now. Never expected that. NEVER. I thought Supermad would be the big summer film, but that movies kind of crashing and pirates is soaring. I haven't seen it and don't really have any desire to. Maybe when it comes out on video and I'm in the mood for some fluff it might be fun.

bagelred 07-19-2006 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TMacsOneGoodEye
Yeah, I can't believe he type of business this movie is doing right now. Never expected that. NEVER. I thought Supermad would be the big summer film, but that movies kind of crashing and pirates is soaring. I haven't seen it and don't really have any desire to. Maybe when it comes out on video and I'm in the mood for some fluff it might be fun.


Pirates is destroying Superman. I can't even believe that....

funkylikemonkey 07-19-2006 12:40 PM

There was barely any publicity for Superman. I just found out the release day a week or two before it was released. I also saw no TV spots.

TMacsOneGoodEye 07-19-2006 12:41 PM

I haven't seen either. I'm between jobs right now so I don't have any money to go to the movies. I actually never go to the movies. The last movie I saw in the theater was either Bad Education or Life Aquatic. It's been years. I have a nice surround sound system so I watch movies at home alot.

I do wanna see Superman, though.

SpLiTViZiOnZ 07-19-2006 12:44 PM

Supposedly this is no surprise to the studio... before they released the movie the tracking numbers and forecasts showed that it would gross a ridiculous amount. Superman is a victim of the "been too long since the franchise was hot" syndrome.. not to mention the fact that the overall concesus word of mouth is that "it is good but was not great".

JohnnyBravo5 07-19-2006 12:44 PM

Apparently because people love stories about quasi-gay pirates:roll:

Phesto 07-19-2006 12:58 PM

I actually really enjoyed the second one...I'm not sure why. The story was fun and exciting, the acting was decent (Depp was good, and so were many of the supporting actors), good action sequences, and some funny parts made the movie seem shorter than it really was (over 2 hours long I think).


EDIT: Oh, and TMOGE, Superman Returns wasn't anything special. I liked Pirates 2 way more at least..

jamal 07-19-2006 01:04 PM

none of yall saw the TNT-inspired ads with shaq for superman? similar to the ones that run during the playoffs where they mix highlights with clips from an upcoming movie.

Spike Spiegel 07-19-2006 01:15 PM

Superman had PLENTY of publicity, at least around here.

Sham 07-19-2006 01:18 PM

I saw both Superman and Pirates 2.

Personally, I was a bit disappointed with Superman. I enjoyed Pirates 2.

geeWiz15 07-19-2006 01:21 PM

Pirates 1 was a great movie. The whole franchise is unique in that it appeals to absolutely everyone. Who can't find something to like about Pirates 1? Haven't seen 2 yet though.

xxxSuperStar 07-19-2006 01:38 PM

Who doesn't love pirates?

Former 76er co-owner Pat Croce does!

http://www.southflorida.com/travel/s...,7471101.story


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