Thor Ragnarok Is secretly bringing a franchise back to life

Thor Ragnarok Is secretly bringing a franchise back to life

Eric Pearson’s pressure-filled job laid the foundation for a movie that’s fresh in a way that’s all but unheard of for a third installment. When Eric Pearson earned a spot as screenwriter for Thor Ragnarok, there were two orders given to him: Chris Hemsworth‘s God of Thunder should be the film’s breeziest character, and the work shouldn’t be restrained by the series’ past. Thor Ragnarok film succeeded on both counts. Ragnarok has become Marvel Studios’ best-reviewed film yet and is…

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Pirates of Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales: What We Know So Far

Pirates of Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales: What We Know So Far

Well, let’s just say he’s older. This perpetually tipsy ne’re-do-well is still struggling with pretty much the same issues he always has. Hidden under that wobbly swagger and semi-charismatic gold-toothed grin is a pirate captain who struggles to accomplish, well, anything. Jack keeps failing to find his scruffy crew even a single gold doubloon. And his beloved ship, the Black Pearl, has been somehow shrunken down to a tiny skiff in a bottle that he…

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Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales – Johnny Depp’s fifth adventure

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales – Johnny Depp’s fifth adventure

For more than a decade, Captain Jack Sparrow has been one of Hollywood’s most iconic Disney characters, capturing audiences of all ages with his quick wit and eccentric charm. First played by Johnny Depp in 2003, in Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl, Sparrow was the immediate standout of the movie saga — and although originally planned as a supporting character, he soon became the star of the franchise. Twelve years…

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Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Vs. The Critics’ Opinion

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Vs. The Critics’ Opinion

With ghostly villains and the cast’s next generation, the fifth installment of the franchise is getting largely negative reviews. The reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales are in — and they aren’t pretty. In 2003, Disney launched a fictitious world built on a theme-park ride, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl earning positive reviews and as well as $654 million worldwide. The second and third installments also received praise, but the…

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES – Leaving the theater feeling absolutely hollow

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES – Leaving the theater feeling absolutely hollow

Isn’t it generous of the folks at Disney to bestow upon us, the humble ticket-buying public, another chance to contribute to actor Johnny Depp’s wine-of-the-month club fund by churning out a fifth adventure into the diminishing returns of its Pirates of the Caribbean saga. And, by returns, I am not talking about the gazillions of gold doubloons collected at the box office—$3.7 billion worth worldwide to be exact. Instead, it’s that sinking feeling that has been…

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Film Review: STAR WARS EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH

Film Review: STAR WARS EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH

Across the Internet…and mainstream media as well…critics are blindly embracing Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Less level-headed reviews hail the film as an unequivocal “masterpiece.” Others extol RotS (“rots”?) as a triumphant return to form by a franchise that, by many accounts, has lost its way. No matter how one considers it, the fervor surrounding Episode III is insurmountable. Said hubbub vividly shows the admirably cushy position in which George Lucas found himself when coming close to…

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