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Throwback Friday: Captain Jack Sparrow Is One of My Favorite Movie Characters of All Time

Captain. Jack. Sparrow. This character that has helmed five movies which have made a culmination of $4,524,000,000 (wait a minute! Let me pause right there. This franchise has made 4 and a half billion dollars?! No wonder Disney is trying to reboot this franchise.) is a major part of the reason why I love these movies so much.

I don’t watch the Pirates of the Caribbean films often but every so often I get the urge to dabble in the world of pirates and Krakens and ancient pirate myths brought to life and it’s so much fun. Just the other night I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and I honestly had a blast. It may not be the easiest film to follow at times but it is quite the adventure.

As I watched the film I couldn’t help but remember why I love Captain Jack Sparrow so much.

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A Movie Ranking: Orlando Bloom

Another week has passed and that means it’s time for another A Movie Ranking. Today, I’m featuring one of my favorite actors as a teenager, Orlando Bloom. Enjoy!

10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, and Brenton Thwaites in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

I like the Pirates of the Caribbean films but this was one that just didn’t make me as happy as the other ones did. I wasn’t as invested in the characters and the storyline is too complex for its britches.

9. The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a pretty dismal conclusion to what could’ve been a very epic trilogy. And while Orlando Bloom’s role as Legolas in the film isn’t exactly horrible he is bombarded nonetheless by the ridiculous script, turning him into more of a superhero than simply an Elven warrior. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Orlando Bloom

A Movie Ranking: Johnny Depp

My A Movie Ranking series usually happens on Thursday but, due to being busy, I’ve had to move it to the weekend and as you can see the actor for this week is the eclectic, always eccentric Johnny Depp. Enjoy! 

8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, AnnaSophia Robb, Julia Winter, Jordan Fry, and Philip Wiegratz in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

This movie was horrible. Absolutely horrible. I’m a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory fan since I was a child and this, this was a pain to watch. Plus, Johnny Depp came off as super creepy to me.

7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales

Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, and Brenton Thwaites in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

I really enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean movies but this one, while decent, is hard to watch. Hence, 7th place on this list.

6. Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman in Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice in Wonderland was the first film that I ever saw in IMAX and because of that, I will always regard this movie with a particular fondness.

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

This movie, while undoubtedly entertaining, is easily the third weakest film in this franchise behind Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and it’s nowhere near as bad as the other movies on this list.

4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Dan Fogler, William Nadylam, Alison Sudol, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Claudia Kim, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller, and Callum Turner in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Not horrible but not great either.

3. Rango

Rango (2011)

I saw this as a child. I didn’t like it. I saw it recently as an adult. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

While this film is clearly the most concise story in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise it’s not my favorite simply because the next one is just so darn fun.

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

I love this movie. Yes, it can be a bit confusing but it’s so much fun that it’s undoubtedly my favorite Pirates of the Caribbean film.

So, this is how I rank all of the Johnny Depp movies I’ve seen. One day, I’m sure Johnny Depp will infiltrate the comic book movie scene, whether that’ll be Marvel or DC Comics (most likely DC), and that should be interesting.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was one of the movies I happened to miss this summer so when it was available to watch digitally I was so excited. This was a movie I actually wanted to see so imagine how disheartened I felt when it got subpar reviews. People didn’t say it was bad but they didn’t say it was great either. So I watched it apprehensively. I figured it would be enjoyable, to a certain extent, because Disney doesn’t make absolutely terrible movies, but would it be able to stack up to the success of some its predecessors? And I’m glad to say I came from the movie with a nod and a smile on my face. It was good, it wasn’t great, but I did like certain aspects of the film. So, with that, let me start this review.

The Story

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This new Pirates of the Caribbean film had one of the more compelling stories of the series. The main gist of the film was that when a Spanish captain who despised pirates with every bit of his being was defeated by a teenage Jack Sparrow he, in the event of turning into a ghost of sorts, vowed to get revenge on the rascally pirate. And so when a British ship fell into his domain he killed everyone on board except for Henry Turner (Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann’s son) and told him to relay a message to Jack Sparrow that “Death” was going to find him.

Now, this was a great portion of the story that gave plenty of implications that this would be the best Pirates of the Caribbean movie yet. Here was the thing though. This storyline was slightly lost in the midst of a whole bunch of other plotlines for the movie. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Captain Jack Sparrow Is One of My Favorite Movie Characters of All Time

Captain. Jack. Sparrow. This character that has helmed five movies which have made a culmination of $4,524,000,000 (wait a minute! Let me pause right there. This franchise has made 4 and a half billion dollars?! No wonder Disney is trying to reboot this franchise.) is a major part of the reason why I love these movies so much.

I don’t watch the Pirates of the Caribbean films often but every so often I get the urge to dabble in the world of pirates and Krakens and ancient pirate myths brought to life and it’s so much fun. Just the other night I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and I honestly had a blast. It may not be the easiest film to follow at times but it is quite the adventure.

As I watched the film I couldn’t help but remember why I love Captain Jack Sparrow so much.

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My Five Favorite Movie Love Stories

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. I’m a fan of, well, love. It’s a beautiful thing and one of my favorite aspects in a movie. If a film can convey a perfect plot while also illustrating a tear-inducing love story at the same time I always give the movie extra points. So, to celebrate this gloriously romantic day I’m going to share with you the five movie love stories that have always made my heart pang with happy and sometimes heartbreaking emotions. Enjoy!

5. Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean

Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

I knew about the Pirates of the Caribbean movies for a long time but it took me until several years ago to finally see the films and I was pleasantly surprised. Each movie was highly enjoyable, the action was great, the story was engaging, and it featured quite a stirring romance between pirate, Will Turner, and the gorgeous governor’s daughter/future pirate, Elizabeth Swann. Their relationship was filled with leering glances, butterfly-inducing encounters, and plenty of smooching. While their relationship was a little rocky at times due to Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow butting in every now and then they eventually got married (in the midst of a raging battle I might add!) and then moments later Will got killed! I was stunned and mortified at the same time.

Fast forward several minutes, Will was brought back to life, becoming basically the Hades of the Sea, and because of this he had to rule the domain of the dead while he left Elizabeth behind in the mortal world. I have to say, I cried like a baby when he had to say goodbye to her. It was such a saddening ending for the two and after seeing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies in a matter of well, three days, it was especially hard to see.

Thanks to last year’s latest installment in the continuing franchise they ended up having a happy ending after all. 🙂

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