As soon as I heard about this movie being made, I realized that it was going to be a financial flop! Why did I think this? Well, 2 reasons:
1) The last two attempts to make a movie based on this radio series character from the 30’s were unsuccessful. And if they were unsuccessful in the years 1981 and 2003, I really didn’t see a 2013 film behaving any differently.
The 2013 version would most assuredly join his branded brethren.
2) This film kept getting pushed back due to budget concerns and that’s almost never a good sign.
Nevertheless, Disney thought that they could make a profit with this film and even went so far as to secure their beliefs by casting one of their biggest stars, Johnny Depp, in the film. Yet, the film still flopped!
“That doesn’t make any sense to me.”
But does that mean that the film is no good? Well, let’s find out! (10 points to people who read this review while wearing a mask!)
And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!