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Monday, September 11, 2006

Yo Ho Ho & A Bottle Of Rum

It's official, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has earned over $1 Billion. Whoah. It is only the third movie in history to bring in that kind of booty. Let's take a look at its predecessors, shall we?

Titanic. A movie in which a ship sinks.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. A movie with (among other things) sword fighting and no shortage of monsters.

PotC: A movie with sword fighting monsters; after which... a ship sinks.

Coincidence??? I think not. (I have been waiting for the opportune moment to use that cliche' for quite some time now. Glad to have that out of my system, boy howdy.)

So, filmmakers of the world: Want to make a guaranteed billion-dollar blockbuster? Sword fighting and sinking ships. Monsters would be icing on the cake. Nevertheless, folks can't seem to get enough of 'em. If you can manage to have monsters fighing w/ the aforementioned swords on a sinking ship? Hat trick.

Like taking candy from a baby...


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