Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Proof People in Hollywood are Retarded

It's been reported that Disney has agreed to pay Johnny Depp upwards of $60M to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in a fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Um, why?

At The End of the World didn't leave any lingering questions or unfinished business after three very long hours and both Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley aren't expected to have any part in the film.

So basically, Disney is going to through more money than any studio has ever thrown at one actor to bring back a character that they'll have to create something brand new for and go from there.

I could see it if it was just a regular movie, but this is the Pirates franchise we're talking about - and Disney for that matter - so you know there are going to be FX out the wazzu on this one and a budget somewhere, I'm guessing here, in the $200M range.

Yes this has been an absolute cash cow of a franchise, but you have to expect that people are going to tire of the same old routine at some point and start looking for something more than pirates.

Like ninjas. Everybody loves ninjas. Make a ninja movie. That I'd go see.


Newt said...

The great thing about pirates (in general, not the movie) is that pirates are always cool to a certain age group and there are always new kids sliding into that demographic.
It makes pirates timeless and always worth the money.

hmshore said...

I'm not sure any actor is worth 60 million. Anyway, just writing because I don't get what the Hollywood is retarded is all about.
As the mom of a special needs kid I wanted to say that using the word retarded as slang is very painful to people who are extremely vulnerable. I know you say you blog because you can. Well I'm a little like a mom on a mission when it comes to the word retarded. And not just because I can, because I feel like I have to. That being said I wouldn't want to take away your right to use the word any time you want. Just hoping that if you knew the pain it caused you would choose not to. Thanks for listening.