Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Prepare to be blown out of the water.
Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate who roams the Caribbean Sea butts heads with a rival pirate bent on pillaging the village of Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her. But their seafaring mission is hardly simple.
Whose side is Jack on?
Before the world was force fed how cool the character of Captain Jack Sparrow was, we were actually treated to a great film. It took most people by surprise as a film based on a theme park attraction doesn't exactly sound appealing, and add to the fact that Disney didn't really have the best track record when it came to live action films for the last couple of decades before this movie.
The funny thing is that before checking today, I always thought that Gore Verbinski's first feature film was the excellent remake The Ring and that he was an odd choice for Disney to direct this huge family film for them. Turns…
This is one of the all time great, adventure movies.
This film should not have worked.
Let's be honest, the mere suggestion of basing a film on a ride in a theme park is ridiculous. Furthermore, they tried it before with the Haunted Mansion and failed miserably. And yet, here we are, with one of the best pirate adventures ever put to film.
It starts, of course, with the hilarious interpretation of Depp's Jack Sparrow. Where in later films he plagiarizes himself too much, here he's fresh and intriguing. His walk, the way he talks, he just inhabits the character totally.
Opposed to him is the wonderful Rush who is a fantastic villain. I don't think I can ever think of a better Pirate bastard thanks to his performance. It's…
Really can't believe this film is nine years old. It still makes me laugh, and it still looks as incredible as when I saw it in the cinema.
Johnny Depp is perfect as Captain Jack Sparrow, as is Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush. I personally can not stand Keira Knightley I don't think she is attractive and I don't think she can act, she is my only flaw with the film.
The story is excellent for a children's epic and the evil pirates look truly scary, both flesh and bone.
Also, Undead Monkey!
The ultimate adventure movie. Utterly fantastic screenwriting.
One of the best blockbusters of the 2000's.
Also, Barbossa > Sparrow
One of my favorite blockbusters, the third and fourth ones really left a sour taste in my mouth and made me forget how much I loved this movie. A really fun rewatch.
I just can't get tired of this film.
Muy aventuresca la cosa, en algunas cosas demasiado infantil para mi gusto, eso tiene q ver con q sea una pelicula de disney y hay mucho q esta aligerado o inclusive distorcionado para q pueda ser vista por niños.
Mas alla de eso la peli se deja ver bien, sobre el final dan muchas vueltas completamente innecesarias q terminan haciendo q uno casi q deje de prestar atencion, con 30 minutos menos de pelicula se llevaba 4 estrellas.
Based on a Disneyland theme park ride Pirates of the Caribbean somehow became a cinema landmark example of near perfect adventure with one of the most iconic and loved characters of all time in Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush are completely fantastic in this with their characters being completely binary opposite and they play off each other fantastically. Depp becomes Jack Sparrow fully in this with every movement, every gesture and every word delivered uniquely creating one of cinemas most iconic adventure heroes. If Indiana Jones is the coolest adventure hero out there Jack Sparrow is the most clumsily brilliant. Hans Zimmer's score has also become hugely iconic and rightly so as it is masterfully courageous and adventurous much like Indy's. The entire film is just so incredibly fun and adventurous that it is hard to not to feel the excitement and adrenaline which, much like its source material, is a complete thrill ride.
FUCKIN' PIRATES IM SICK OF THIS SHIT.
Best thing I can say about this is that it isn't as bad as the next one.
A great fantasy-adventure-comedy film. One of those relatively rare films that really does seem to have something for everyone to enjoy. Geoffrey Rush is the highlight as Barbossa, but everyone turns in great performances. Best of the series, easily, and one of my favorite films. Read full piratese review.