The 602 Club 25: Paradise Lost for Pirates / by Matthew Rushing

Pirates of the Caribbean.

Running Time: Running Time: 1 hour 6 minutes 44 seconds
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In 2002 Disney decided to make a film based on one of it’s theme park rides. The Country Bears was a box office flop, yet this did not deter the studio from continuing to mining it’s rides for inspiration. The very next year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl would become a monster hit, going on to inspire 3 more films with a 5th one currently in the works.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by the ladies of Educating Geeks, Alice Baker and Megan Calcote to talk about the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie. We discuss the shock of learning Disney was making a movie based on another theme park ride, the casting, the way the movie winks to the audience, the surprising depth of the story, the music, production value and why this should have been just one film.


The Original (00:01:03)
Really? Really? (00:02:32)
Casting Pirates (00:07:36)
Keira Knightley (00:15:15)
Orlando Bloom (00:21:22)
Geoffrey Rush (00:28:07)
Winking Pirates (00:29:21)
Story Depth (00:34:19)
The Music (00:41:07)
Production Value (00:44:00)
As a Stand-Alone (00:49:11)
Closing (00:55:38)


Matthew Rushing


Alice Baker
Megan Calcote


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)