Our third movie marathon and we seem to be going backwards. Our first marathon was the six part LOTR journey, whilst our second was the five film X-Men trek. For our third expedition we were tackling just four films, the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Was our movie viewing fortitude sinking to the depths?
Our voyage set sail with Gore Verbinski’s 2003 surprise hit. It was a genuine shock at the time that a movie based on a theme park ride which looked to follow closely in the footsteps of super flop Cutthroat Island (1995)
turned out to be such a good film. The success was due in large part to Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush’s wonderfully camp theatrics. Disney execs thought Depp was drunk when they first viewed his Jack Sparrow test footage. Thank the movie Gods that Verbinski convinced
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