I just watched the making of "Pirates of the Caribbean." I was struck by several things...
1) That a movie that cool came from a theme park ride that lame is quite incredible.
2) Johnny Depp is bad-ass. Not many men can pull off looking cool while wearing eyeliner.
3) I want to be Orlando Bloom. Nothing more to add to that.
4) Whoever came up with the phrase "Fire at Will!" must've hated Will. Just once on "Star Trek: the Next Generation" I wanted somebody to shoot Will Riker when Picard said that. Yeah, I'm weird.
5) Whoever wants to be a pirate obviously doesn't place dental hygiene in high priority.
6) I want to be Orlando Bloom. Okay, I already mentioned it. But it's still true.
7) Jerry Bruckheimer should've been put in charge of "Phantom of the Opera." Yes, technically speaking, the Phantom never makes anything explode, and there couldn't be too many cool car or boat chases... But it still would've been way cool.
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