Rather than getting into the nitty-gritty of the reviews themselves, the question I ask is will this hurt the box office takings of Pirates 4?
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Personally I think this could go either way, as both the previous sequels received similar mixed reviews and still took huge money at the Box Office (over a billion in the case of Pirates2). However, I would argue that Dead Man’s Chest was riding high on the goodwill built up by the first film, and being the first part in an over-arching story audiences wanted to see the conclusion in At World’s End, so negative reviews were kind of irrelevant to the average movie-goer.
The fourth instalment brings a new story and a new director (and loses some of the original cast) but I imagine some film-goers aren’t as thrilled for a new Pirates film after Part 3 (the weakest in the original trilogy), so it will be interesting to see if the audiences lowered expectations combined with the negative reviews have a detrimental effect on the box office takings for Part 4.
We'll find out next week when Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is released in the UK and US.
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