What makes a good movie?
Is it things like an engaging plot, likeable characters, and witty dialogue? Or is it the search for treasure, swash-buckling sword fights and Johnny Depp? Given the success of the Pirates of The Caribbean movie franchise I’d say all of the above.
Back in 1967, the Pirates of The Caribbean ride was the last attraction personally overseen by Walt Disney before he passed away. Since then it has become a favourite Disneyland attraction for so many Disney fans and Disney DVD fans. You can’t get off that ride without humming the Pirates theme (Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me…) for the rest of the day.
So when the Pirates of The Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl was released back in 2003, there was already a huge fan base to launch a movie franchise from. Johnny Depp brought the character of Captain Jack Sparrow to our screens with humour and flair, and the world of Pirates of the Caribbean expanded beyond the confines of a Disneyland attraction.
Creating this modern franchise of Pirates movies has introduced a whole new legion of fans to the classic Disney ride as well.
We’ve now had four movies; Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End and On Stranger tides. The 2015 release of the next installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales, has been pushed back while the script is being reworked. The producer Jerry Bruckheimer wants to ensure that Dead Men Tell No Tales has a simple and fun script before they start shooting. Good news is that Johnny Depp will definitely be back as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Hopefully the next Pirates movie will also have a 3D version like On Stranger Tides. The 3D Blu Ray of On Stranger Tides really brings to life the world of Captain Jack and gives a new dimension on the action. Grab the 3D Blu Ray online now to see for yourself.