‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Still Raking It In At The Box Office As Johnny Depp Detractors Fume [Opinion]

Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow is sweeping the world box offices. Jack Sparrow raked in over $600 million worldwide as of June 11, according to Forbes. This week’s numbers are yet to be added.

Pirates of the Caribbean is taking China and the rest of Asia by storm, and the film hasn’t even been released in Japan yet. Japan is still eagerly awaiting Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow.

Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean won Memorial Day in the U.S. hands down. While the Memorial Day weekend box office was a bit disappointing in the U.S. for all the movies that opened that week, Pirates of the Caribbean fared much better than Baywatch and other Memorial Day releases. Overall, the movie business isn’t what it used to be according to this from the Inquisitr.

Johnny Depp’s detractors are fuming, and the critics who originally slammed Pirates of the Caribbean are trying to spin their stories. Johnny Depp’s continued success as Jack Sparrow seems to be a real vineyard full of sour grapes for some.

While Pirates of the Caribbean cleans house in the global box office, despite multiple economic and exchange rate factors that impact that number, some in the press are still suggesting that Jack Sparrow walk the plank, or that Johnny Depp is washed up, getting old, and so forth.

Johnny Depp, despite highbrow critics like the ones at Rotten Tomatoes, still delights children and women young and old in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pirates of the Caribbean fans wonder what is up with the critics, and perhaps reading their complaints will give Johnny Depp fans a clue. Sara Stewart of Rotten Tomatoes complained about the noise before dropping accusations of sexism.

“If being dull, gruesome and obnoxiously loud weren’t enough, Dead Men Tell No Tales makes sure to get in a blast of sexism, too.”

OK, Pirates of the Caribbean is about pirates in the Caribbean as the name suggests. Johnny Depp is portraying a pirate. Pirates while being the least sexist and racist group of their time, overall, were still a part of the culture of the colonial time period. The age of piracy was from roughly 1660 – 1780.

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Pirates of the Caribbean is set in a time when it was illegal, in virtually all civilized countries, for women be doctors, other than midwives, or achieve higher education. How is that for sexism?

Pirates of the Caribbean, with Johnny Depp, isn’t politically correct, but neither was the entire 17th and 18th century. This is historical fiction. Should all history be rewritten to appease the current moment in time?

Johnny Depp is portraying a lusty pirate as well. Men at sea and all that, and so yes he’s pretty excited about women. Is it sexist or sexy? That’s a matter of opinion, but mostly it is a very light representation of 18th-century reality, Jack Sparrow is pretty gentlemanly for a pirate.

Will the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow outlive the hypersensitive aspects of this moment in history? It’s entirely possible that people will watch this movie series for another 50 to 100 years. At any rate, countries without these PC issues are eating up Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp.

Johnny Depp, though, seems to be at the heart of Pirates of the Caribbean criticism. It is hard to believe this is still about Johnny Depp tossing his cell phone at Amber Heard, though perhaps it is. Amber is fine. She’s dating Elon Musk.

Johnny Depp of Pirates of the Caribbean

Elon Musk has more money than Ms. Heard ever dreamed of, so yes Amber is better than ever unless Elon takes her on a voyage to Mars. That might be a real cause for nail biting for her fans, but for now, she’s doing well.


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Pirates of the Caribbean is still playing at many local theaters in the U.S and worldwide, but so far POTC with Johnny Depp is doing well.

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