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Re: It's really painful to see ...
• Posted by: Tony
• Date: Thursday, September 14, 2006, at 5:19 p.m.
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• In Response to: It's really painful to see ... (G.K.)

I think you are mixing two different things for drawing your opinion. Big Box Office Business is a reflection of either a) A good film which people have watched over and over again or b) Sucessful Marketing.

When you consider Pirates 2 has now taken over $1bn, that it a collosal amount of money so, regardless of what you or I may think about the film, it really means nothing as enough people must be enjoying it. A film can make big money on clever marketing alone, but to get your film in the top three movies of ALL TIME means that lots of people must like the film and have watched it more than once.

As for Zimmer composing the score, I really don't feel that is a consideration when talking about box office business. Me, I'm a huge Zimmer fan but I think his score for Pirates 2 is "okay" at best (but DaVinci was f****** fantastic). However, it doesn't pain me to think that the third highest grossing movie of all time has a score by Zimmer. Even if I hated Zimmer, it would still be something I would not consider.

Sure, music is important to a film, very important in fact, but a film like Pirates got people to watch it through likable characters, some excellent action, great performances and, most importantly, pure escapism.

So no, it is not painful to see Pirates 2 in third place because personally, I feel the film had many redeeming qualities to it and was the only film all year where I didn't look at my watch mid-performance (and I see virtually every film working in a cinema)

> I don't know how others feel, but it's really painful to see that Pirates
> 2 (the movie) now stands next to Return of the King as the third most
> successful movie of all time. Having the score for Dead Man's chest in the
> same category as Shore's RotK is dreadful beyond words.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Pirates DMC is dead in the water.  (2038 views)
       Alfred Scudiero - Monday, September 11, 2006, at 8:05 p.m.
    •    It's really painful to see ...  (1993 views)
         G.K. - Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at 7:09 a.m.
      •      Re: It's really painful to see ...  (1915 views)    We're Here
           Tony - Thursday, September 14, 2006, at 5:19 p.m.

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