How do you base a movie off of an amusement park ride and get away with it? I don’t know how Walt Disney did it but they did it and I thank them for it.
A few years ago I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for the first time and was utterly shocked at how great the film was. For years, I had heard about the movie and I knew about Jack Sparrow but it wasn’t until I watched the movie that I understood why these movies were so famous.
There are really good films that are full of depth and complexity like Joker or Blue Jasmine and while The Curse of the Black Pearl is nothing like that it is a pure joy to watch. It’s as if Disney bottled up the happiness a day at their parks can be and poured it all over this project, delivering an experience that is unforgettable.
The music is perfection, the action is riveting and exceptionally choreographed, the cast, namely Johnny Depp as the ever-lovable Jack Sparrow, is fantastic, and by the conclusion, I am filled with a boundless joy that not a lot of films can provide me.
If you’ve never been interested in giving the Pirates of the Caribbean films a look please do. They are F-U-N. FUN!!!!
I watched it again for only the third time last night and boy was it an enjoyable experience…as you can probably tell.
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Yeah. To be honest, I still think Curse of the Black Pearl is by far the best of the PotC movies, and I don’t even know what a close second is. If anything the sequels almost start to make the original worse by exhuming Barbossa, doing a “face turn” on him, and taking off into other directions from there in a plunge into the “disease of more”. Some of them are fun, and a bunch of them made more money in theaters than the original, but Curse is still by far the best of them.
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