Day Glo wrote:
For real? Black Pearl is the only one I've seen more than once (I haven't seen 4 or 5 at all) but I can't remember a single scene from 2 - whereas 3 has that brilliant scene in Davy Jones's Locker... and isn't that the one that begins with a child being executed? Memorable, at least.
Yeah, I thought that kid hanging - and then the rest of the film - was pretty unnecessarily dark. I still like
3, but I like them all - I go mostly for the swashbuckling fun & snarky banter & ridiculous sword-based set pieces & oceanic sunsets. 3 is a lot of grey skies and sadness and murder and...Calypso is a bunch of crabs? That final battle is still AWESOME though, but I think 4, and to a greater degree 5, return to the fun serialized form for 5.
2 feels incomplete and overloaded, but it has the 3-way sword fight on the island / moving water wheel, Sparrow as the island god and that whole escape, and everything with the Kraken. It's a good time.
5 really surprised me with its degree of heart and imagnitaive set-pieces, especially this late in the franchise. It also ties a lot of threads from the franchise together in satisfying ways, has some beautiful visuals, and sets up a potential FINAL film in a way that doesn't feel like just part one of a two part adventure (a la 2 & 3.)
Idk, I just watched all 5 in one week and I love them. They should let me do 6.