One of those PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies was on a cable channel yesterday afternoon. For reasons I can't explain I watched it for five minutes. Damn the NFL for not having playoffs this weekend!
The first one had charm but after that -- I don't know what the hell was going on. Ten years ago I wrote a review of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie out then and was completely baffled. You can read that review here. And now I see that they're making another PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie. I think this is the 5th one. Might be the 9th. Anyway, here's what I imagine would be the scene if Disney had called me in to write it.
STUDIO EXEC: It doesn’t matter.
ME: But you'll get terrible reviews.
STUDIO EXEC: It doesn't matter.
STUDIO EXEC: Here's what I'd pay you.
ME: I can have the screenplay for you in two weeks.
STUDIO EXEC: There might be even more sequels involved.