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(The Sun)   Johnny Depp signs on for a fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean.' "Johnny is being very careful he does not sign on for too many films. He doesn't want to ruin his career with overexposure like John Travolta or Nic Cage did"   (thesun.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-08-21 02:33:47 AM  
I'm gonna need a fifth in order to see that movie.
 
2012-08-21 04:32:09 AM  
Yes, the last thing anyone needs is an overexposed Travolta.

*shudder*
 
2012-08-21 06:17:08 AM  
I would do the same. Money is money. Granted, I'd be more charitable. . .
 
2012-08-21 06:48:00 AM  
I find it amazing that a film franchise can go from being one of my favorites of all time with the first one to "I've never even see it" by the 4th one. I don't think I ever managed to watch the entire 3rd one. You'd think that if you're making a billion dollars from a movie project, you could afford to hire some good writers.
 
2012-08-21 08:18:35 AM  
I'm going to say it. I've always found Johnny Depp to be a bit overrated as an actor.

There, I've said it. I feel better now.
 
2012-08-21 08:43:52 AM  
Will the pirates be doing any "pirating" in this one? The animatronic pirates in the ride did more piraty stuff than anyone in the films. The farking Ice Pirates were more convincing pirates than the mincing femmes in these movies.
 
2012-08-21 09:08:09 AM  
5th one? What the heck was the 4th one?
Or were 2 and 3 so bad, I blocked out any thought of having another?
 
2012-08-21 09:14:53 AM  
Has he actually SEEN these Pirates movies??

It's not over-exposure that's going to sink him, it's something else.
 
2012-08-21 09:22:37 AM  

Slives: 5th one? What the heck was the 4th one?
Or were 2 and 3 so bad, I blocked out any thought of having another?


1: Getting ship from bad guy
2: Intro to Davey Jones
3: Killing Davey Jones
4: Intro and killing of Blackbeard/Fountain of Youth
5: ???
 
2012-08-21 09:22:51 AM  

unlikely: Has he actually SEEN these Pirates movies??


The first one was very, very popular. And deservedly so, I think.

Not so much everything else.
 
2012-08-21 09:23:30 AM  
Even Andrea Bocelli saw this coming....
 
2012-08-21 09:25:07 AM  

CPT Ethanolic: I find it amazing that a film franchise can go from being one of my favorites of all time with the first one to "I've never even see it" by the 4th one. I don't think I ever managed to watch the entire 3rd one. You'd think that if you're making a billion dollars from a movie project, you could afford to hire some good writers.


THIS

I think I watched the second and third ones in quasi-denial, trying to figure out the plot and convince myself it was making sense. Closest I've gotten to seeing the fourth one is swimming in the same pool in Kauai as Johnny did with the mermaids.
 
2012-08-21 09:25:36 AM  
I liked the fourth movie.
 
2012-08-21 09:25:43 AM  

Cythraul: I'm going to say it. I've always found Johnny Depp to be a bit overrated as an actor.

There, I've said it. I feel better now.


How hipster of you.
 
2012-08-21 09:25:59 AM  
Pirates of the Caribbean 5: The Search for Yellowbeard's Gold.
 
2012-08-21 09:26:17 AM  
Why?
 
2012-08-21 09:29:07 AM  

Riotboy: Why?


Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $241,071,802 23.1%
+ Foreign: $802,800,000 76.9%
= Worldwide: $1,043,871,802
 
2012-08-21 09:32:18 AM  
The 4th one was better than 2 & 3.

Blackbeard was done well.
 
2012-08-21 09:32:19 AM  
TFA: "The massive pay packet will keep Johnny's bank manager happy as he splashes out on supporting his two kids and ex - who he was with for 14 years but never married."

Depp's manager has two kids and an ex? Or Depp was with his bank manager?

I thought GB was the last bastion of proper English.
 
2012-08-21 09:38:18 AM  

CPT Ethanolic: I find it amazing that a film franchise can go from being one of my favorites of all time with the first one to "I've never even see it" by the 4th one. I don't think I ever managed to watch the entire 3rd one. You'd think that if you're making a billion dollars from a movie project, you could afford to hire some good writers.


So much this.

Vertdang: The 4th one was better than 2 & 3.

Blackbeard was done well.


I might actually watch it.
 
2012-08-21 09:43:03 AM  

unlikely: Has he actually SEEN these Pirates movies??

It's not over-exposure that's going to sink him, it's something else.


Amnestic: unlikely: Has he actually SEEN these Pirates movies??

The first one was very, very popular. And deservedly so, I think.

Not so much everything else.


Are you guys daft?

POTC1 Worldwide: $654,264,015
POTC2 Worldwide: $1,066,179,725
POTC3 Worldwide: $963,420,425
POTC4 Worldwide: $1,043,871,802

They've made 3.7 billion dollars from these movies.
 
2012-08-21 09:45:32 AM  

rocky_howard: unlikely: Has he actually SEEN these Pirates movies??

It's not over-exposure that's going to sink him, it's something else.

Amnestic: unlikely: Has he actually SEEN these Pirates movies??

The first one was very, very popular. And deservedly so, I think.

Not so much everything else.

Are you guys daft?

POTC1 Worldwide: $654,264,015
POTC2 Worldwide: $1,066,179,725
POTC3 Worldwide: $963,420,425
POTC4 Worldwide: $1,043,871,802

They've made 3.7 billion dollars from these movies.


And this one will ALSO be in 3D! Because its what the audience wants, not because it rakes in more money!

/my eyes hurt....
 
2012-08-21 09:47:43 AM  

Masterstuff: CPT Ethanolic: I find it amazing that a film franchise can go from being one of my favorites of all time with the first one to "I've never even see it" by the 4th one. I don't think I ever managed to watch the entire 3rd one. You'd think that if you're making a billion dollars from a movie project, you could afford to hire some good writers.

So much this.

Vertdang: The 4th one was better than 2 & 3.

Blackbeard was done well.

I might actually watch it.


Blackbeard and Barbossa are great in the 4th one, but they ruined the character of Jack Sparrow. Instead of a bumbling drunken idiot who miraculously stumbles through crazy predicaments, he's now a swashbuckling super hero.
 
2012-08-21 09:50:42 AM  
Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Why Tony Scott Jumped
 
2012-08-21 09:51:31 AM  

Masterstuff: CPT Ethanolic: I find it amazing that a film franchise can go from being one of my favorites of all time with the first one to "I've never even see it" by the 4th one. I don't think I ever managed to watch the entire 3rd one. You'd think that if you're making a billion dollars from a movie project, you could afford to hire some good writers.

So much this.

Vertdang: The 4th one was better than 2 & 3.

Blackbeard was done well.

I might actually watch it.


Yeah, the fourth film was really good. Ian McShane rocks as Blackbeard! "On Stranger Tides" is more like the first film and less like films 2 and 3 in terms of plot and character development. There's magic in the fourth film but more believable magic.

I still don't get why Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley can't be together? Okay, so Orlando Bloom has to be captain of the ghost ship but the crew is no longer made up of monsters so why does the curse still exist? What's Orlando supposed to do now? Also, am I the only guy that thinks Keira is kind of weird looking?
 
2012-08-21 09:52:21 AM  
So does Depp lay any other character that is not Jack Sparrow or Hunter Thompson?.... though really those are the same character with different wardrobes.
 
2012-08-21 09:54:10 AM  

Saiga410: So does Depp lay any other character that is not Jack Sparrow or Hunter Thompson?.... though really those are the same character with different wardrobes.


Not since Donnie Brasco,sadly.
 
2012-08-21 09:55:08 AM  

Cythraul: I'm going to say it. I've always found Johnny Depp to be a bit overrated as an actor.


He's a good actor when he's actually acting. When he plays Tim Burton Hero, he's farking insufferable.
 
2012-08-21 09:59:01 AM  

Cythraul: I'm going to say it. I've always found Johnny Depp to be a bit overrated as an actor.

There, I've said it. I feel better now.


You're not the only one.

And I've never understood the swooning when Johnny Depp is mentioned. He always looks greasy, half-crazy, and on something to me. Besides, if half of the blind items I've been reading are true, then I'm not the only one with that impression.
 
2012-08-21 09:59:37 AM  
Depp makes a ton of money from these movies, no one is denying that. But I get the sense that he really enjoys the character too.
 
2012-08-21 10:01:46 AM  

Vertdang: The 4th one was better than 2 & 3.

Blackbeard was done well.


I saw the 4th one. I feel good about having skipped most of the 2nd and all of the 3rd. The 4th felt like an episodic series that didn't have to have solid continuity to be fun. I'd prefer those with this kind of series instead of a bunch of tight, interlocked continuity.
 
2012-08-21 10:05:27 AM  

verbaltoxin: Vertdang: The 4th one was better than 2 & 3.

Blackbeard was done well.

I saw the 4th one. I feel good about having skipped most of the 2nd and all of the 3rd. The 4th felt like an episodic series that didn't have to have solid continuity to be fun. I'd prefer those with this kind of series instead of a bunch of tight, interlocked continuity.


agreed. 2&3 were bound together hopelessly to drown in that whirlpool at the end. it was the incredibly BAD lovestory that did it. 4 didn't suffer the same fate. It stood on it's own.
 
2012-08-21 10:08:06 AM  
I haven't seen any of them.
 
2012-08-21 10:12:25 AM  
I liked the fourth movie.
 
2012-08-21 10:15:42 AM  

Vertdang: verbaltoxin: Vertdang: The 4th one was better than 2 & 3.

Blackbeard was done well.

I saw the 4th one. I feel good about having skipped most of the 2nd and all of the 3rd. The 4th felt like an episodic series that didn't have to have solid continuity to be fun. I'd prefer those with this kind of series instead of a bunch of tight, interlocked continuity.

agreed. 2&3 were bound together hopelessly to drown in that whirlpool at the end. it was the incredibly BAD lovestory that did it. 4 didn't suffer the same fate. It stood on it's own.


I've only watched two thus far, and I went into them expecting to hate them. But I didn't, primarily because the effects are pretty original.

I care f*ck-all about the story, though. Might as well not even have one.
 
2012-08-21 10:15:56 AM  

Vertdang: verbaltoxin: Vertdang: The 4th one was better than 2 & 3.

Blackbeard was done well.

I saw the 4th one. I feel good about having skipped most of the 2nd and all of the 3rd. The 4th felt like an episodic series that didn't have to have solid continuity to be fun. I'd prefer those with this kind of series instead of a bunch of tight, interlocked continuity.

agreed. 2&3 were bound together hopelessly to drown in that whirlpool at the end. it was the incredibly BAD lovestory that did it. 4 didn't suffer the same fate. It stood on it's own.


I agree. Orlando Bloom is an insufferable bore on screen, and Keira Knightley's character was a Mary Sue. The parts I did see of the 2nd basically had to waste tons of time with Bill Nighy offscreen, so we could have Will Turner attempt to emote about missing his Mary Sue and feeling sorry for his stupid dad.
 
2012-08-21 10:17:24 AM  
Has anyone told Bolton yet?
 
2012-08-21 10:21:44 AM  

verbaltoxin: Orlando Bloom is an insufferable bore on screen


Except as Legolas. He was an awesome elf.
 
2012-08-21 10:23:54 AM  

unlikely: Has he actually SEEN these Pirates movies??

It's not over-exposure that's going to sink him, it's something else.


No, but he has seen the house in France they bought him.
 
2012-08-21 10:25:02 AM  

Vertdang: The 4th one was better than 2 & 3.

Blackbeard was done well.


As was Barbossa. It wasn't the best movie in the world, but it was an improvement and was at least entertaining.

Good clip of Al Swerengen -- I mean, Blackbeard.
 
2012-08-21 10:29:05 AM  
Cut out 2 and 3, and just put 1 and 4 together, and you have two parts of a good, episodic series.

Part 1: Old fasioned spook story that introduces Capt. Jack Sparrow, and features two young kids in love. Barbossa shows up to vamp and be awesome. Story resolves itself at the end.

Part 2 (4): The two young kids have gone off to be happy ever after, Barbossa cons himself into a commission with the Navy, and Jack goes off to find the Fountain of Youth. We get a little backstory on Jack with his ex-lover, and Blackbeard shows up and acts awesome. Story resolves itself at the end.

Part 3 (5): Whatever, so long as it goes like the other two.
 
2012-08-21 10:32:26 AM  

Vertdang: verbaltoxin: Orlando Bloom is an insufferable bore on screen

Except as Legolas. He was an awesome elf.


You mean the CGI Legolas that was leaping around and firing his bow, right, not the human version that spouted idiotic and obvious things?

"A diversion!"

Yes, that's precisely what Aragorn just explained.
 
2012-08-21 10:36:50 AM  
Am I the only one who can't stand this series?
 
2012-08-21 10:37:33 AM  

Falco09: they ruined the character of Jack Sparrow


They did that in #2.

In the first one, he was always 100% truthful, and everyone else's unwillingness to believe the truth got him through tight spots. It was that he was good where everyone else was corrupt, but he was the pirate and everyone else was the law, that made the character work.

He's been a lying sack ever since 2.
 
2012-08-21 10:41:17 AM  
Oh great...Johnny Depp doing a smug Keith Richards impression for two and a half hours for a fifth farking time. Just what we needed.
 
2012-08-21 10:42:11 AM  

Amnestic: unlikely: Has he actually SEEN these Pirates movies??

The first one was very, very popular. And deservedly so, I think.

Not so much everything else.


I liked the second one for the actor that played Davey Jones (name escapes me).

The third one was in very desperate need of an independent editor. I mean, that entire opening sequence with Depp in purgatory or where ever? Saps all of the energy from the start of the movie.

/Like Depp as an actor
 
2012-08-21 10:45:47 AM  
I don't think it's a coincidence that the series declined as it focused more and more on Jack.
 
2012-08-21 10:47:22 AM  

Apos: Saiga410: So does Depp lay any other character that is not Jack Sparrow or Hunter Thompson?.... though really those are the same character with different wardrobes.

Not since Donnie Brasco,sadly.


I felt he was drawing from his 21 Jumpstreet days as officer Tom Hanson in that movie. I still enjoyed it though.
 
2012-08-21 10:48:02 AM  
Pirates of the Caribbean 5: This time we mean it.
 
2012-08-21 10:48:25 AM  
It's a money game. Depp is smart to take on a fun role and make some cash doing it. From here he can either retire or spend the rest of his life doing whatever he wants film wise.

It's like Bill Murray's situation. Back in the day he wanted to do The Razor's Edge but had to do Ghostbusters to get it made. I think he liked the first film well enough and did the second for the paycheck. He's had to sell out a few times but now he can settle in and do work that he finds interesting.

How many of us have worked crappy jobs just to get into a better job?
 
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