Well, well, well my pirate people. So it seems that Disney has decided to reboot PotC, sans actor who made said pirate franchise a big deal in the first place.
(Which really isn’t surprising. Disney has long been known to do very unDisney-like things to anyone associated with them that no longer fit their family-friendly brand.)
The question remains. What are we to make of this?
I mean, obviously this is evidence of Disney’s addiction to money and rebooting things for the sake of making money. The reasons behind their choice to do this, and the ridiculousness thereof, have probably been discussed enough elsewhere.
I’m not really all that interested. As befits a pirate, my interest is in what’s in this for me.
I don’t care about Disney’s gross profit-mongering. I just care about watching good pirate movies.
And as the ship’s surgeon who just cut off a gangrenous limb might say, I’m cautiously optimistic.
The fact is, Disney seems to be the only one in the business of making pirate movies.
I’ve heard the guy from Deadpool is going to be in the new pirates movie. I don’t know if that’s true. And if the new pirates movie is anything like Deadpool I might just throw something at whatever screen I’m watching it on.
Or depending on the size of said screen, I might just throw the screen.
But I hope it will be good. I know they can make good pirate movies. It doesn’t even have to be as well done as the original pirates movie. I’ll settle for something along the lines of 2,3 or 4.
5 was a disaster, I’ve said it before.
Until I see signs that indicate otherwise, I’m taking the reboot as a sign they’ve learned the error of their ways.
One can only hope.