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Man, what an experience it is to watch this after a bunch of the sequels. I like the follow-ups to varying degrees, but this thing is just perfect. Astoundingly well written, incredible action scenes, perfect cast of characters. I forgot how fucking cool Jack Sparrow is in this first movie. The sequels are another story, but he is so much fun to watch cleverly bounce between sides on his way back to his ship.
It's also the only one of…
I hated this movie back in 2007, but this time I loved it. A true bonkers blockbuster.
For background, I absolutely love the first Pirates film, and am not a big fan of the second. I feel this movie gets the balance of the characters right, while DEAD MAN’S CHEST is too Jack heavy. I’m not going to slander Depp’s iconic performance but I’m not as big a Jack Sparrow fan as most people are. My heart is in these…
What really saves this movie is that it's a near perfect ending for the series. Not a near perfect movie by any stretch, it's another fun-enough maguffin hunting flick with the most boring villain in the franchise to date. But it really sticks the landing and gives all the characters exactly the endings they should have. I am very glad they made it and things didn't end with the shrug of Stranger Tides' conclusion.
And now I guess onto the pirate adventures of Margot Robbie? Yo-ho-ho, let's do it!