Pirates Of The Caribean – Film Review and More

Every installment of Pirates of The Caribbean I have seen, I wonder why is it that this particular franchise keeps on ticking? I mean, according to this site, the franchise has grossed the following amounts for each film released:

7/9/2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
1st weekend:    $46,630,690
US Gross:      $305,411,224
Worldwide     $658,311,224
Budget:          $125,000,000

7/7/2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
1st weekend:    $135,634,554
US Gross:        $423,315,812
Worldwide:  $1,060,615,812
 Budget:           $225,000,000

5/25/2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
1st weekend:    $114,732,820
US Gross:        $309,420,425  
Worldwide:      $960,996,492 
Budget:            $300,000,000

5/20/2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
1st weekend:      $90,151,958
US Gross:        $238,021,773
Worldwide:   $1,032,621,773
Budget:            $250,000,000

US Gross    $1,276,169,234
Worldwide:  $3,712,545,301
Budget:            $900,000,000

Not bad of a return if you ask me or anyone who appreciates looking at numbers when trying to comprehend the unexplainable.

When I saw the first one, I was very intrigued like most because of the film’s uniqueness, by the second installment, I had a hard time watching the entire film, although I think number 2 was better than number 1, but by the time number 3 rolled around I must admit I had no desire to see it but did so only to put in my two cents worth here.

With 4, I knew I had to see it only because of Penelope Cruz  (good marketing ploy to get her on board). But all in all the film was just interesting enough to keep me in my seat throughout the entire 90+minutes, but not enough to stir up much desire to look forward to number 5, which could very well be the ending or perhaps a prequel to a whole new set of PCs to follow well in 2020.

So, with all this said and done, I do not recommend nor do I recommend the film, it is all up to you on this one. But I actually don’t mind hearing opinions for those who have the same interests in film review.

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