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…