Monday, May 28, 2007

Hollywood - No More New Ideas?

We spent our afternoon going to see Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Let's cut to the chase. If you haven't already done so, don't waste your money. This one falls into the category of "movies that didn't need to be made". The movie is long and convoluted, and they leave the door open for more (at least one) sequels to be made. It is clear that the notion of moderation or too much of a good thing are foreign concepts in Hollywood. In addition to this poor offering, we saw previews for not one, not two, but five other sequels that will be out by year's end.

I guess we really only have ourselves to blame. If we didn't repeatedly shell out money for reprocessed drivel, they wouldn't make it. However, I found it interesting that this Pirates movie did not top Spiderman 3's opening weekend gross, nor did it even match Dead Man's Chest from last year. While it still pulled in over $100 million, perhaps it is a signal that this act has grown tiresome. We can only hope.

Until next time...


ASC said...

Maybe Shrek the Third will be worth it? That's on our must see's hoping.

Philip Heath said...

I'll be curious to know what you think of it. I thought the second one was a far cry from the first - much like Pirates. It will be interesting to see if they are able to reverse the trend.