Tag: Ted Elliott

Yo Ho Ho! Let’s Try This Again (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, 2017)

Dead Men Tell No Tales comes six years on the heels of On Stranger Tides, and returns to the territory of the first three films.  We meet a young boy named Henry.  He takes a boat out to sea, ties a rock to his…

Yo Ho Ho! Let’s Restart! (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 2011)

After a somewhat lackluster reaction to At World’s End (don’t get me wrong, it made money) the franchise went quiet.  And it may be that it could have been just left at being a trilogy. But Disney wanted to keep it going, and four…

Yo Ho Ho! Let’s Go For Another Ride! (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, 2006)

“Abandon Ship, or Abandon Hope”, declares Kevin McNally’s Gibbs. Disney was full of hope they had a franchise after the hit of Curse of the Black Pearl. To make sure they could recapture the magic, they kept on the director, writing team and…of course……

Yo Ho Ho! Let’s Go For a Ride (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003)

Disney was trying to find ways to tap various IPs (they did not yet own Marvel or Lucasfilm).  They started to look to their theme park rides.  And they tapped the director of the remake of the the Japanese Horror film the Ring. And…

The Bigger They Come Part 13 (Godzilla, 1998)

Instead of  just re-editing existing films, American  studios got the rights to produce an actual American Godzilla feature.  And so, being an American feature, they thought they should rebuild Godzilla from the ground up.  So we get a totally new look for Godzilla.  But…