Great absolutely great movie to watch, “Pirates” fan and right off the bat while watching it in the theater I could tell this was a mistake of a movie. The full story line (along with the acting, even from Orlando Bloom!) within the first 5 minutes made me cringe so hard that i decided to free download the movie. I even verbally turned to my boyfriend and said “I hope the whole movie isn’t that cheesy…” To my disappointment, it was. The whole time I felt like I was watching the creators just come up with a random idea and throw it in the script. There’s some totally out-of-the-blue stuff in there… I genuinely hope Johnny Depp only had a part in this movie because of some contract with Disney to play Jack, haha. Needless to say I refuse to add this chapter to my collection which are “Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)“, “Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest (2006)“, “Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End (2007)“, “Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides (2011)“.
The full movie has nothing to offer except a few neat visuals. Unfortunately, even those are surrounded by an unwatchable mess of bland characters, dumb dialogue, and plot contrivances. So much of this movie does not follow from the premises, making it hard to follow why people are doing what they’re doing and how they think that might work out in their favor, other than that the plot demands it. And it’s a shame because the character design on Javier Bard-em’s Captain Salazar is some of the best in the line.
When a master criminal and super sleuth go head to head once a pricey piece of artwork has been nicked, we try to keep up with unraveling the mystery as the brainiacs on each side of the law set about thinking ten steps ahead of the game in a highly intellectual game of cat and mouse. Admittedly its tough as the viewer to keep up with all the twists and turns yet this is compelling both in terms of the screenplay and the psychological aspect of the relationships. Cleverly written in the sense that the story lures the viewer into believing one thing before taking a completely different direction, and you just have to admire the work of a film that has the ability to successfully implement that.
User 2 Review:
The Thomas Crown Affair was very average and did nothing to set itself apart. The story sounds intriguing, a rich playboy who is an art thief on the side. After the first initial heist however, there are no more fun suspense moments but it does have a nice twist toward the end. The 2 star power actors are good but they have no chemistry together. I am not sure who was at fault more, but neither Brosnan or Russo seemed to be into each other and the romantic scenes fell completely flat. It was very predictable and it never got exciting or up to the level I expected it to. I think things could of been more intriguing and it ended up being a very middle of the road movie that isn't anything you need to run out/or click on and see.
User 3 Review:
Pierce Brosnan in a quite solid drama / thriller in a more gentle way. I was expecting a bit more intense scenes but a lighthearted crime movie with a bit of romance turned out really great aswell in the end. The beautiful Rene Russo plays the charming talent detective. This is a remake and i haven't seen the original so i can't compare but most reviewers likes this version. The story is quite simple and follows a very rich and successful man with a hobby to steal precious artworks.. Overall a decent movie with the glimpse in the eye and well worth seeing in my opinion.