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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)


Johnny Depp
Geoffrey Rush
Orlando Bloom
Keira Knightley

Directed by Gore Verbinski

Before the overexposure of Johnny Deep and the much too much sequel of this franchise, lay in waiting in the past was the first movie that launched it all – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Writing this review years after seeing all five movies in this franchise is cool because I have now seen the best and the worse that Captain Jack Sparrow has to offer. This first movie of the franchise from my view was the best movie the franchise could offer.

In this movie a star was born named Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), he is a quirky, sluggish talking, antihero and very smart pirate. Jack Captain’s a ship named The Black Pearl, which is tagged as the fastest ship in the sea.
Falling in love with Jack was easy, wanting him to triumph at every turn was what made fans to continue watching.
The story has Jack marooned on an island for some time in waiting and escaped from that island by means which is best known to him and to you if you have seen this movie before.
When he did escape, he went on to steal a ship from the British Navy, to go in chase of his crew. Why?
Well it was his crew who placed him on the island, when his second in command now Captain Barbossa staged a mutiny. Jack was given a gun with a single bullet in it by his crew for him to use to kill himself, he instead is saving it to kill Barbossa.

On the other side of civilization, Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley) is a lady of interest to a certain blacksmith whom she saved when she was younger from the sea. One night the crew of the Black Pearl attacked the town Elizabeth was, looking for a coin/medallion which Elizabeth took of the blacksmith, William Turner (Orlando Bloom) when she saved him as a young boy.
The crew of the Black Pearl kidnapped Elizabeth thinking she is the child of Bootstrap Bill Turner, William Turner’s father.
Figuring out why she was kidnapped by listening to the crew as they talked amongst themselves, to save herself she lied that her name is Elizabeth Turner.
The ship sailed off with her and when night came she witnessed something dreadful. The men on the Black Pearl are cursed and turn into something she didn’t expect when the moon light hits their skin.

Disney decided to convert their theme ride into a movie, and they were not pleased at first with the amount it cost to produce the movie. After the release of the first movie, the critical and commercial response birth the rest of the movies in the franchise, which all saw a steady diminish in reception from critics.


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