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Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Quotes from the movie/DVD & your reviews< Next Oldest | Next Newest >

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Posted: July 24, 2003 12:23 am/pm Quote

Doh!  I'm kicking myself for not waiting!!  :depp:

I'm still grinning from ear to ear!


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Posted: July 24, 2003 12:42 am/pm Quote

Quote (Liv2CdWorld @ July 24, 2003 11:23 am/pm)
Doh!  I'm kicking myself for not waiting!!  :depp:

Well, there is a solution...

See it again!
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I've seen it twice so far, and still want to see it again.


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Posted: July 24, 2003 1:07 am/pm Quote

well the thought HAS crossed my mind :biggrin:

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Posted: July 25, 2003 2:06 am/pm Quote

OK Rich, I've been thinking about the ending.  Here's my question (using your color background strategy).



To read the hidden text, put your cursor here and then drag to the right and down while holding the left mouse button down.
If the monkey took a peice of the treasure again and turned into a skeleton again, does that mean all the remaining pirates turned into skeletons again too?  Hmmm


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Posted: July 25, 2003 2:35 am/pm Quote

I can reply without the hidden trick because this doesn't give anything away.... The answer is No. Only those who steal the cursed treasure are cursed themselves. Now, if anyone is tempted to steal it again, well, reminds me of what they say in the Pirates attraction (paraphrasing):

You've seen the cursed treasure. Now ye knows too much. Warned, ye be!

And besides, we'll have to wait for the promised sequel to know for sure, not won't we?!
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Posted: July 25, 2003 5:10 am/pm Quote

:nod:

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Posted: Aug. 22, 2003 4:49 am/pm Quote

Quoting from Box Office Mojo, their list of pirate genre movies and their UNadjusted for ticket price inflation gross domestic box office numbers, August 22, 2003 with figures from close of business August 21, 2003.  See special note about "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Sinbad" at the end of this chart (figures for those movies are _dated_!!!;):

PIRATE
1980-Present

Rank
Title
Studio Total Gross / Theaters
Opening / Theaters
Date

1
Pirates of the Caribbean
Dis. $133,007,414
3,359
$46,630,690
3,269
7/9/03

2
Hook
TriS. $119,654,823
2,254
$13,522,535
2,197
12/13/91

3
The Goonies
WB $61,389,680
1,705
$9,105,913
1,705
6/7/85

4
Return to Never Land
Dis. $48,430,258
2,626
$11,889,631
2,605
2/15/02

5
Treasure Planet
Dis.. $38,176,783
3,227
$12,083,248
3,227
11/27/02

6
Muppet Treasure Island
Dis. $34,327,391
2,089
$7,906,689
2,070
2/16/96

7
The Princess Bride
Fox $30,857,814
803
$206,243
9
9/25/87

8
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
DW $23,425,641
3,086
$6,874,477
3,086
7/2/03

9
The Island
Uni. $15,716,828
-
$3,123,267
584
6/15/80

10
Cutthroat Island
MGM $10,017,322
1,619
$2,371,415
1,619
12/22/95

11
The Pirate Movie
Fox $7,983,086
757
$2,528,133
757
8/6/82

12
Yellowbeard
Ori. $4,300,000
761
$1,564,155
761
6/24/83

13
Nate and Hayes
Par. $1,963,756
925
$815,160
925
11/18/83

14
Pirates
Can. $1,641,825
1,108
$1,035,447
1,108
7/18/86

15
The Pirates of Penzance
Uni. $694,497
91
$255,496
91
2/18/83

Total: $531,975,018
Average: $35,465,001
(Pirates of the Caribbean and Sinbad grosses as of 7/20/03)

End of quoting Box Office Mojo chart.

The site hasn't updated the box office totals for "Pirates of the Caribbean:  Curse of the Black Pearl" and Dreamworks' 2003 animated feature film, "Sinbad" since July (see the end of the chart).  But quoting from Box Office Mojo Friday, August 22, 2003 and with figures as of close of business Thursday, August 21, substitute _these_ figures instead of what you see on this chart above:

Pirates of the Caribbean   $253,650,250
Sinbad  $25,960,604

And yes that is twenty-five million dollars, nearly twenty-six million really, for "Sinbad" and those numerals are not typos!


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Posted: Aug. 22, 2003 5:37 am/pm Quote

All I know is there must be something about this movie because my dd has seen it THREE times, and she's not a huge movie buff.  I'm not sure if it's Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom she's got the crush on, but she's begging me to go see it with her!  

Ai yi yi!  Girls and their crushes!

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Posted: Aug. 22, 2003 10:00 am/pm Quote

WebTink,

The only thing about PotC:CotBP that was familiar or even remotely appealing to me was the fact it was based on a famous and beloved Disney theme park attraction.  Given that "Country Bears" a year ago wasn't well-received and was also based on a Disney theme park attraction, and the made-for-TV-movie "Tower of Terror" was just-OK, I originally had low expectations about "Pirates".  I am the sort of person who enjoys reading or hearing movie reviews in advance of a movie release I might be interested in.  Reading around on other Disney fan WWW site discussion areas I began to hear "good buzz" about this movie.  Read the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes and still more good buzz, not totally stellar buzz, but good buzz.  I went, I saw, I loved it!  I don't know anything about the actors' past films, their personalities off-screen, who the heck Jerry Bruckheimer (sp?) is supposed to be, nuthin'.  All I knew was good word of mouth and this movie was based on a Disney theme park attraction.

This movie is like reading a really well-written adolescent novel about pirates.  You read, page after page, can't put it down.  Starts a little slowly, as novels do sometimes, but then you get caught up in it.  Chores have to be done, have to turn the light out and get some sleep sometime, awwwww, just another page or two more _then_ I'll do the chores, or _then_ when I finish this chapter I'll go to bed....Awww, just a page or two into this _next_ chapter, _then_ I'll put the book down finally....  You get the idea.  This movie has that sort of appeal.  It's got most, not all but most, every cliche about pirates and many subtle references to the Disney theme park ride in it.  In a slight spoiler, the movie bows a teeny bit to inclusiveness on the part of one of the ship's crews (Captain Jack Sparrow's) so there are plenty of "people who resemble us" in some way on Jack's crew for audience members to identify with.  It's light hearted.  It takes place on water and this summer in real life has been a scorcher, what fun to have than frolicking on a ship's crew on the seas, especially in the Caribbean.  There are witty lines, adult references, but nothing embarrassing.  Despite the obvious pirate cliches and Disney ride references, the movie incorporates these skillfully and you don't mind them in the slightest, it's like taking everything familiar but making it fresh again.  This movie also represents something new and fresh for the summer:  A period piece that doesn't take itself pretentiously or pompously, it's just fun to see and be at the flicks to see it.  

Go see it.  Afternoon matinees' don't cost much.  See it how the filmmaker intended, in a pleasant wide-screen theatre so you get the creative impact of it.  In a few more weeks, or less, you won't have that opportunity any more since the autumn crop of movies will crowd the summer films off-screen to home video.   Not a film for kiddies, though.  Enjoy.  

...and really bad eggs...  :depp:


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Posted: Aug. 23, 2003 7:37 am/pm Quote

P.S. to WebTink and anyone who still hasn't seen this movie yet:  Even though the closing credits last ten times forever, don't give up and leave the theatre until you see the truly closing scene of the movie at the end of the credits.  Stay, stay, STAY to the end of the credits.  It's long, lonely, dull, bring your lunch, bring your knitting, everyone else is leaving, the cleaning crews are coming in...stay through the end and don't give up!  If you enjoyed the movie, thought it was hooty, this scene is what will send you out of the theatre smiling.  Hang in there!  

Quasi on topic:  In recent films you'd think of as "Disney", such as "Finding Nemo", "PotC: CotBP" and "Spy Kids 3-D" this summer, it's getting to be a trend to stay through the end of the credits.  Some delightful or fun things happen either during the credits ("Finding Nemo", the "outtakes" in "Monsters, Inc.") or when the credits are totally over ("Pirates", "Spy Kids 3-D").  It's happening more and more frequently.  Check it out.  

One last thing:  Whatever Bruckheimer was instructed to do by his movie studio, he obviously did.  He delivered.  This film exceeded expectations, quickly dispelled misleading expectations, surprised everyone, which is likely what Disney wanted to have happen since the spectacular disappointment of both "Country Bears" and "Treasure Planet".


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