Updates to Disney theme park rides are a fairly regular occurrence, even to the beloved and iconic Pirates of the Caribbean, the last attraction that Walt Disney personally oversaw before his death in 1966. We’ve already written about how they’ve added a new female pirate character named Redd to a revamped version of the ride’s auction scene, but now we have some new video of Redd meeting guests in the park. Could she become the new face of the ride movie forward? And maybe even the movie franchise?
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Update: Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean has re-opened today with its updated auction scene. You can check out video of the tweaked scene, and its new female pirate character, below.
Whenever Disney tampers with their most beloved and iconic theme park rides in any way, fans have the habit of decrying whatever adjustments are being made and shouting “Walt would never have approved this!” Sometimes, the outrage is justified. Sometimes, it’s not.
But it’s no wonder that news of a major alteration to a famous scene in the Pirates of the Caribbean rides is buried at the bottom of a blog post. This one is going to prove controversial – the “wench auction” is being removed and replaced with a new scene.
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While you’re huddled up with your family for a few days for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of movies and TV shows available on Netflix that you might want to go out of your way to watch before they disappear from the streaming service.
Below, we’ve rounded up a list of the best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in December 2017, so you better figure out which ones you can round up the family to watch this weekend. Read More »
From the moment Disney announced that the studio was making a Jungle Cruise movie based on their classic theme park ride, we knew the comparisons between this film and Pirates of the Caribbean – the most successful Disney movie based on a popular ride – would be inevitable. Now yet another person involved with the new Dwayne Johnson film has drawn that same comparison, along with divulging a tiny bit of info about the film’s approach we hadn’t heard before.
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This past summer, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales came and went without much pomp and circumstance. The sequel only has 30% at Rotten Tomatoes, and while it has a 4.7 rating from critics (which is the more important number at the review aggregator website), that’s still not a warm reception. So will we be seeing any more Pirates of the Caribbean movies?
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is putting a positive spin on the box office for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which performed nearly $70 million under the last film at the domestic box office, and the fourth film was already $68 million behind the previous sequel. But despite his upbeat attitude about the sequel’s performance, it sounds like Walt Disney Pictures will have to wait to see how Dead Men Tell No Tales does on home video before they proceed with a new adventure. Read More »
Motion capture is quite the filmmaking tool these days. It takes us to new and extraordinary worlds of fantasy and adventure, introducing us to characters we thought the world of movies could never allow us to meet. So in celebration of War for the Planet of the Apes, let’s explore some incredible protagonists and antagonists who proved how amazing mo-cap can be. From beasts to aliens to even regular humans, this tech allows actors to become just about anything.
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It’s been six years since the last sequel in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise arrived, and it wasn’t exactly a shining example of an entertaining high seas adventure. In fact, I couldn’t even tell you what happened in that movie. That’s how memorable On Stranger Tides was when it arrived around this same time in 2011.
Now we have Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arriving in theaters this weekend. How did it turn out? Is it closer to capturing what made the first installment of the franchise so great, or does the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow fall in line with the lackluster sequels that followed? The /Film crew sounds off with their own thoughts below, and then you can let us know what you think in the comments. Read More »
The fifth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise hits theaters this weekend, and while it doesn’t look to be quite as successful as the previous entries in the adventure film series, it will still easily take the weekend with as much as $80 million projected for the extended Memorial Day weekend debut.
There has been some chatter as to whether or not Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales would be the last movie in the franchise, bringing the series to an end. But in order to talk about the possible continuance of the franchise, we must venture into a sea of spoilers that includes talking about the Pirates 5 credits scene that appears at the end. So if you haven’t seen Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, don’t read after the jump. Read More »
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth movie in Disney’s long-running film franchise, was being prepped way back in 2013. Maybe back then, the national consciousness was more open to the idea of another chapter in the continuing adventures of Johnny Depp’s buffoonish scalawag Captain Jack Sparrow. But now? Who knows. After overcoming some obstacles on the way to the big screen, the film finally opens today.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer says that the franchise won’t continue without Depp. So will this be the final entry in the saga? Has Jack Sparrow crested his final wave?
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I’ll be straight with you: I’m not a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The first Pirates film had the benefit of extremely low expectations back in 2003, and I don’t think the film series has ever been able to truly recapture the magic of the lightning in a bottle they managed to snag the first time around. Pirates 5 was notorious for its difficult production: delays, rewrites, budget woes, and an injury to star Johnny Depp that caused the production to shut down for two weeks.
So when I attended the press junket and found that co-directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) were giving interviews separately instead of being paired together, I knew I had to ask them a tough, uncomfortable question about whether or not this movie had a negative impact on their working relationship. To their credit, they didn’t throw me out of the room – and it sounds like while the shoot was indeed difficult, they ultimately had a good experience making it. Read our Pirates 5 interview with the filmmakers below.
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