Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Movie Musings: Where Have I Seen This Before? Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

So my wife and I enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl quite a bit. It is one of our Summer Movies. I capitalize those words because we have a group of Summer Movies in our collection. These are films that are fun, no brain entertainment that are perfect for lazy Sunday viewing when the weather gets warmer. Flicks like Pacific Rim, Jurassic Park, Transformers and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad all fall into that group.

Thing is as frequently as we'd watched the first Pirates film, we hadn't watched the two follow up pirates films of that trilogy since they were released on DVD (nearly ten years ago for Dead Man's Chest). We decided to give them a revisit and I've got a whole blog about that experience coming up. But I did want to post this little moment because it made me chuckle.

I mean this was done as an homage, right? They knew they were borrowing from one of the greats, right? This isn't another case of Independence Day ripping something off and trying to pass it off as its own, right? Lets give them the benefit of the doubt.

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  1. Does a horde of would-be brides count? From "Seven Chances" (1925): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y_EMkLj4ko

  2. Oddly similar and suspect I'd say. Dead Man's Chest is the only film from that franchise that I own. I really like the horror, Cthulhu-ish angle they get with it. But I can see why it would be a summer movie fave. I seem to remember it was released during the summer as well. Most of the time when that happens it seems to trigger my memory of it being applied to that season.

    On the contrary, sometimes when it's the dog days of summer, there's nothing better than putting on a chilly, icy film, with snow, and stuff to kind of cool off, at least mentally.

    1. Yeah the Cthulhu/Kraken was pretty cool looking, as was the design for Davy Jones and his monster crew.