I decided to watch this just to see how much of a disaster it really was.
On the whole it was quite terrible, mostly due to Johnny Depp trying too hard to be funny, and just not pulling it off, and the rest of the cast of the very decent cast just doing what they could with the terrible jokes they were given.
There were one or two scenes which raised a smile, and I have seen far worse comedies, but I was still wondering while watching this why it was made. Didn’t anyone who read the script before filming think it was going to be a bomb? Maybe they thought having Johnny Depp starring was money in the bank, but that did not work out as this made $47.3 million against a $60 million budget.
Next up we have Johnny in Pirates of the Caribbean 4, which I don’t have much hope for. Still, On Stranger Tides made over a billion bucks, more than the first two films, even though it was by far the weakest film in the series so far, so it probably will be a huge success.
Date watched: February 1st
Film count 2017: 24
This is another DVD I got from Tsutaya.
I was kind of suspicious of this when I was looking at the DVD cover at Tsutaya, it was a film I had not heard of even though Johnny Depp was in it. And with Johnny’s track record recently I almost didn’t get it out. But pickings were slim, so I got it.
And yep, it was not good, at all. It was so slow and boring, and the story was just using every Hollywood cliche and plot device the director could find in the Hollywood director’s handbook of big budget film-making.
Johnny was just vanilla Johnny.
Date watched: May 15th
Film count 2015: 67
After watching all of these French and Italian arty films I felt like watching something simple and dumb. So last night I had a double film marathon with this one being the first.
After watching this I checked out reviews and on the whole it was not liked at all. But I found it watchable and mildly entertaining, I was expecting simple and dumb and that is what this delivered. It is good just to watch for Venice which is a great looking place.
Date watched: July 15th
Film count 2012: 63