I just found out that the gorgeous girl who stars in Pirates, Keira Knightly, played one of the handmaidens in Episode 1! I believe she was Queen Amidala's decoy. Has anyone else heard this, or have some comparison pictures? Pretty cool that she has a Star Wars connection!
This movie sure has been doing well at the box office, and should be passing the big $200 million mark in the next week or so. Not bad. I've already heard talk of a sequel too, though I think this is one of those movies that you should just let stand by itself, and leave well enough alone. Unless they could come up with a really great story, and keep all the lead actors for a sequel, but I just don't know if it would quite have the power to become a franchise/saga. Guess we'll find out though. So has anyone else seen this lately?
On a related note, I saw the trailer for Disney's Haunted Mansion the other day. The effects look great, but I'm not too sure about the casting. I love Eddie Murphy and all, but I just wasn't envisioning this movie as a slapstick comedy like it seems they're turning it into with him. Rather disappointed in the trailer because of it. Hopefully Disney and Eddie will prove me wrong though, since this is another one of my favorite rides at the park, and I've been looking forward to the movie since I first heard about it.