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Spankywzl t1_jece2ja wrote

Cutthroat Island was such a massive bomb that studios did not want to chance making another in the genre for 8 years. Then Disney gave us the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.


Suzzique2 t1_jeck4vn wrote

I don't get why it did so bad. It's an awesome movie! Was it because the MC is a woman? I love Pirates of the Caribbean but Cutthroat is just as well done. Has a good plot is well acted.


Spankywzl t1_jecwhuz wrote

I agree that it was unfairly judged. Some very cool old school stunts in Cutthroat Island, and it had been said by some that Geena just wasn't cut out to be an action hero. Those people are proven galactically stupid and wrong by her very next movie. After CI, Her then husband Renny Harlin's career as a successful big budget director was over, and Geena suffered too as her offers got smaller. It is a shame, because Long Kiss Goodnight was such a blast.