But anyway...I finally watched this.
THIS is the movie that caught so much shit a few years ago? Come on. Gore Verbinski EXCELS at this sort of thing. Look no further than Pirates 4 to see what a movie of this type WITHOUT him can be. YEEESH. I coulda told Disney that this wasn't gonna be a franchise starter and probably not even a big hit...but it DID get made. And for what it is it's pretty wild and weird and fun and gorgeous to look at. Crazy dark in spots too. This thing is too unique to have got shit on as much as it did. I dunno. I enjoyed it.
It's a product of hubris on a lot of people's part, no doubt. But damned if I didn't enjoy it..