Saturday, May 27, 2017

Disney Copying Disney (Guardians and Pirates)

Here there be spoilers...

We know Disney owns Marvel. Bought for $4 billion in 2009, the franchise has made $9.3 billion already.

Pirates of the Caribbean was a Disney attraction - a ride - first opening in March 18, 1967. It was an unexpected hit but now is a movie franchise that has earned over $3.7 billion.

What I am curious about is how they make their movies since they are now one roof. Who writes? Is there cross pollination between projects? Maybe the better question would be who approves? 

I ask because Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales (why is it Salazar's Revenge in the title sequence I saw?) both rode on the same theme: fathers. Begs the question would it be harder to see if just one of them was about mothers? Pirates of the Caribbean should have given way then.

Not entirely a villain, for the purposes of the movie not entirely a hero too; because that is to mask an emotional twist, that the unlikely father the audiences have never connected with positively, go out the same way to save their child. I think even the slo-mo when it happened was the same.


Hector Barbossa
It's not a bad theme to tackle with Father's Day is coming in less than a month after all. I liked the way Yondu ended, it was a twist for me. 

Guardians Vol. 2 was just last month. As sweet as it is to see what Barbossa did, I can't feel the same high. Here I am thinking, perhaps unnecessarily, how Disney makes movies.

Now what if Orlando Bloom - the second father in the movie - had more screen time?