fireflydances wrote:I have to say however, that the old Jack was there increasingly as the climax built. Glimmers in his face, a sense of resolve returning -- very subtle changes, and very typical of Johnny's method of acting, so that by the end of the film it was clearly Captain Jack again.
I do think it is altogether unfortunate that anyone would think that the early on "drunken" Jack represents Johnny' in Austraila. That is absolutely nonsence. I really like what these directors have done -- they have created a more comprehensive look into the story and they've also built anticipation about the future. And to consider, for the flash of a second, that these talented directors couldn't get a decent Jack out of Johnny because he was drunk demonstrates a lack of understanding about how movies are filmed.
Well said firefly. It took me a second viewing to see some of those subtleties - and there are probably more that I missed, and I agree it was very definitely our Captain Jack Sparrow by the end. And yes, I too am dismayed by some "critics'" continual references to hypothetical circumstances which had nothing to do with the film. By all accounts from fellow actors over the years, Johnny on set is always described as a professional with utmost respect for cast and crew alike - and Javier's comments in a recent article back this up. To suggest otherwise and to somehow link this to Johnny's performance is, to put it mildly, disrespectful to all involved.
I will definitely be seeing the film again to savour more of the Captain Jack moments - it is a fun ride but multiple viewings do reveal that there is more to it than meets the eye at first.