Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Threequel

In what's become standard practice for threequels, the masters of the Pirates franchise felt that the only way they could top the previous two movies was to give us more of everything: more colourful characters, more nautical mythology, even bigger special effects, all building up to a colossal, decisive "everyone vs everyone else" battle, just like The Lord of the Rings, the Matrix Reloaded, and particularly Return of the Jedi, which this movie apes as sure as part two did The Empire Strikes Back.

Wasn't Lord of the Rings based on a book or something? They mighta had less leeway, but I could be wrong.

1 comment:

Snag said...

The Lord of the Rings was nonfiction, though, so the comparison isn't apt.