Feedback from our readers
So Johnny Depp claims that anything bad said about Pirates 2 has nothing to do with the quality of the film and is only unfounded, unwarranted backlash from critics (“Days of Plunder”). That really doesn’t bode well for Pirates 3. I’m not a professional critic, but even I know that the movie was too long and that the writers’ decision to send the three main characters off on their own separate story lines for most of the film was a bad choice that stripped it of what made the first installment so great.
Darrin J. Meyer
Jack in Spades
Kudos for getting the skinny on Disney’s Captain Jack characters. Whatever the training is, it’s working. I was at Disney World recently and saw a look-alike that channeled the character so well it didn’t matter that it wasn’t Johnny Depp.
Poetry has been getting more attention in EW — and that’s fantastic! With two poetry titles on the Must List, plus a recent review of Patricia Smith’s work, poetry can again be seen as a vibrant art form.
A ‘Girls’ Thing
As a longtime Gilmore Girls fan, I have been surprised at the criticism this season has received (Television). Yes, the first four or five episodes were a bit rocky, but by November, David Rosenthal and his team were producing episodes as good as anything the Palladinos created (especially in the uneven season 5). And having just seen the finale, it’s hard to imagine the show getting a better send-off. So if no one else will say it, I will: Mr. Rosenthal, thanks for helping a great show go out in style.
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Russ Gannon of Hudson, Mass., has been “a Simpsons fan since the Spike & Mike animation festivals.” He also takes pride in the fact that he only collects “the coolest pieces (as opposed to every piece of Simpsons product ever made).” If what we see includes just the coolest, we have to wonder what an uncool basement-size stockpile of Simpsons memorabilia would look like. Impossible, isn’t it?