The title says it all… According to the internet, today is Talk Like A Pirate Day!
So this seemed like a perfect time to have a remembering of our top 3 piratey films- from Hook to POTC to the latest 3D animation!
The massive piratey blockbuster has spawned merchandising and is preparing for it’s 5th film. Previous films are The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003, Dead Man’s Chest (2006), At World’s End (2007), On Stranger Tides (2011), Pirates of the Caribbean 5 – Name to be confirmed!POTC has a game at DisneyWorld -Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold, a game of monopoly, and various video games in it’s franchise, showing just how popular a rum soaked Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in a corset can be….
It’s impossible not to like Hook. The cast alone makes it insane. Directed by Steven Spielberg with Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Robin Williams as Peter Pan, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Smee, Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy… The cast is like a who’s who of Hollywood.
Hook was the fifth-highest grossing “pirate-themed” film, behind all four of the POTC series.
When discussing Hook in a modern day context of the digital age, Spielberg said
“I’m a little less proud of the Neverland sequences, because I’m uncomfortable with that highly stylized world that today, of course, I would probably have done with live-action character work inside a completely digital set. But we didn’t have the technology to do it then.”
3. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (Known in America and Australia as The Pirates! Band of Misfits) is a 3D animation made by Aardman animation, with the director of chicken run behind the film. The film stars Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven (Ari from Entourage), Salma Hayek, Lenny Henry and Brian Blessed amongst others (in voice form) – and the film was a critical and box office success (which may mean a 2nd film! Hooray! )
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