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Old 04-21-03, 10:39 PM
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Why can't their be a good movie based on Pirates?

Why God Why?? I know I'm judging the new Johnny Depp flick by its trailer, but I'm not impressed but that and Cuthroat Island. Ugh. Why can't they get it right?!!
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I prefer to see movies before I judge them.
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I dunno, Pirates looks pretty cool to me from the trailer.
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Originally posted by Groucho
I prefer to see movies before I judge them.
whats the fun in that?
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CutThroat Island had everything I wanted in a pirate flick, except for ghost pirates. Now we have ghost pirates. Am I the only one that doesn't see the problem here?
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Man Pirates looks awesome from the trailer. Good ol' summer popcorn flick derected by Gore Verbinski. I can't wait!
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Hear about the new pirate movie?

it's rated Arrgh!

A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel in his pants. the bartenders says, 'hey, you got a steering wheel in your pants!"
the pirate says, 'Argh, it's driving me nuts!"
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Re: Why can't their be a good movie based on Pirates?

Originally posted by lesterlong
Why God Why?? I know I'm judging the new Johnny Depp flick by its trailer, but I'm not impressed but that and Cuthroat Island. Ugh. Why can't they get it right?!!
I know what you mean.
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If only someone would get the rights to Tim Powers' novel "On Stranger Tides."
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Judging by the trailer. "Pirates of the Carribean" looks to be the pirate flick to end all pirate flicks. It looks great! What more can you ask for? Great cast, great effects, looks to be tons of action!!
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Originally posted by slymer
Judging by the trailer. "Pirates of the Carribean" looks to be the pirate flick to end all pirate flicks. It looks great! What more can you ask for? Great cast, great effects, looks to be tons of action!!
That's what they said about Cutthroat Island too.
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Never saw it, but wasn't Roman Polanski's 1986 film "Pirates" also pretty much a bad movie?
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The Counte of Monte Cristo had pirates in it. That was a pretty good flick.
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Originally posted by Iron Chef
That's what they said about Cutthroat Island too.
They did !??


Anyway, clearly no one around here has seen "The Pirate Movie" with Kristy McNichol and Christopher Atkins. Because that is the zenith of pirate films. And no other will ever come close.
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You better not be dissing Ice Pirates.
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Originally posted by Joe Molotov
CutThroat Island had everything I wanted in a pirate flick, except for ghost pirates. Now we have ghost pirates. Am I the only one that doesn't see the problem here?
Are they ghost pirates or pirates ghosts?
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Only good movie w/ Pirates: The Goonies

Other Pirate movies that sucked: Treasure Planet, Polanski's Pirates
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Originally posted by nice_skis
Are they ghost pirates or pirates ghosts?
Obviously ghost pirates.
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actually, the way he worded it, they're both ghost pirates and pirate's ghosts.

but they aren't pirate ghosts.
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Goonies, Count of Monte Cristo (kind of), Princess Bride, Swiss Family Robinson, Hook. I liked all these movies that have some kind of Pirate theme involved.

The new Pirates of the Caribbean looks really entertaining to me.
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does the fog count?
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