Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Movie Stats & Links
||Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush,
Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg,
||Sure, bring them
||Sure, bring her
||Nothing stands out
It's been questioned if you can really make a good
pirate movie. You know what? You can, as long as you don't take
yourself too seriously. Such is the case with "Pirates of the
Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl
A Movie Review
Johnny Depp plays Jack
Sparrow, a pirate. He's pretty much misunderstood, and somewhat out of
it mentally. Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) is the daughter of the
Governor, in love with Will (Orlando Bloom), but being set up to marry Norrington (Jack Davenport). As it turns out, Elizabeth is also in
possession of a medallion, and not just any medallion. It seems years
ago some pirates stole some loot, only it was cursed leaving all of
those who stole the loot cursed to a life where they couldn't be
killed, and also turned into ghostly skeletons in the moonlight.
They're stuck this way until they can get the medallion returned,
along with some blood of the pirateís descendent. Well, these pirates
end up kidnapping Elizabeth, sure that she and the medallion are the
things to get their lives back, and Will knows the only way to get her
back is to enlist the help of Jack Sparrow who knows where to find the
pirates. So he busts Jack out of jail, they round up some helpers, and
it's off to find the bad guys.
That's enough of the story to get you started because you can
probably figure out the rest. As far as the movie there were two
things that really made the movie a treat: Johnny Depp's portrayal of
Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush as the evil pirate Barbossa. Depp kept
Sparrow as a goofball pirate, always seeming like he's a little drunk
and a little off his rocker, and Rush keeping Barbossa as a good bad
guy. The others all did well, but without the strengths of those two,
the movie probably wouldn't have clicked on the levels it did.
I enjoyed the levity of the movie, and although some people
complained about the movie being over two hours, I thought it clicked
along pretty well. Jerry Bruckheimer didn't turn it into an overblown
action movie, and Gore Verbinski did a nice job of keeping things
moving along. The kids in the theater seemed to enjoy the movie, even
those under the 13 mark, and I enjoyed it too. For me it's 4 stars out
of 5. Itís just a fun movie for all.
That's it for this one! I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!