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July 12, 2003


Some think Johnny Depp's Jack Swann was a bit over-the-top. True, but his character called for it and he quite piratically steals the show. Criticism of films like Pirates of the Caribbean mirrors that of Harry Potter. These stick-in-the-mud artsy-types are forgetting something obvious: this is a children's movie.


So have fun! Keira Knightly is exquisite and Orlando Bloom was clearly the major draw for many in the audience.

This is only the first in a series of films based on Magic Kingdom rides. And there was only one Disney World attraction which was better than Pirates in the opinion of the Flea as a boy... The Flea and an adorable Flea-reader noticed a trailer leading the way into Pirates.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 12, 2003 11:58 AM


Not the first, actually:

Though if you're just trying to shut all knowledge of that film out of your head, more power to you :-)

Posted by: Craig at July 14, 2003 08:17 AM

The horror. The horror.

I had no idea.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at July 14, 2003 05:31 PM

Are you aware that in the actual Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disney World they removed the animatronic pirate chasing a girl because it was too sexist? Pirates would NEVER consider that.

Posted by: Dennis P. at July 14, 2003 08:30 PM

Awesome movie! Going to go see it again Sunday :)

Posted by: Ith at July 16, 2003 02:18 PM