Sunday, May 22, 2011

A plunderin' we will go! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

Oh right... gotta write something. Well, little to no surprise, the big advertised blockbuster conquers a bewildered box office this week. And to think the pirate genre simply couldn't take off in the 80s and 90s! Roman Polanski's Pirates, Hook, Cutthroat Island... they just needed the backing of a well known cultural icon, apparently, in our increasingly iconocentric culture. And so, it's not a question of if it'll be number one, but by how much. Ninety million's pretty good... but it could always be larger, am I right? Take a page from the Chris Nolan book of blockbusters, whose The Dark Knight had several impressive weeks at the top of the box office. One of those only comes along once every ten years or so.
Welp, since that was the only debut this week, I'm calling it quits. See you next week!

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