Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Elizabeth Swan is the daughter of a governor on the island of Port Royal. While in attendance for a ceremony she faints and falls into the ocean where she is saved by Jack Sparrow, a pirate trying to commandeer a ship. When Elizabeth fell into the water, she was wearing a pirate medallion that little did she know sent a signal to a ship called the Black Pearl. After saving Elizabeth, Jack Sparrow tries to escape and after nearly evading the royal navy is captured. That night the Black Pearl arrives attacking the town and capturing Elizabeth. This convinces a man named Will Turner, who was saved by Elizabeth as a child and is now in love with her, to free Jack and use his help to save Elizabeth from the pirates.
Captain Jack Sparrow is arguably the world’s most renowned pirate, with a knack for the dramatics. Jack acts like he is a heartless pirate without morals or a car in the world. This simply isn’t true. Jack is more honest than he would like to admit and more inclined to helping people than he lets on. He may be a pirate, but he is still a good man.
Will is a very interesting character. A blacksmith who lost his father at a young age has a hatred for anything pirate-related. He is a strong-willed character who is willing to do anything for those he loves. His hatred for pirates ends up being quite ironic.
Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl just so happens to be a film from one of my favourite film franchises and it happens to be one of my top 20 favourite films of all time. It’s one of those movies that I grew up with, that constantly think about, constantly quote and re-watch quite often. The series as a whole but particularly this first film is such a fun action-adventure film that knows how to mix the comedy and action perfectly. The first thing I would like to compliment is the story as they could have made this a basic pirate searches for a treasure-type movie but they add so many interesting plot developments, twists, characters, and concepts that really makes this stand out among pirate movies. The writing on this movie is well done with lots of clever ideas and really witty dialogue with lots of comedy that all comes off naturally. This also happens to be based on one of the original Disneyland rides and so there are quite a few clever references to the ride scattered throughout the film and as someone who’s ridden the ride in both Disneyland and Disneyworld, I find that to be cool. The characters are all very memorable in this movie with Will (played by Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth ( played by Keira Knightly) are both great protagonists who have interesting character arcs and Barbossa (played by Geoffrey Rush) is a fantastic villain who gets to really be a creep pirate. While all those characters are great, Jack Sparrow ( played by Johnny Depp) easily stole the show through his mannerisms and general presence. Jack Sparrow is one of my favourite movie characters and Johnny Depp deserves all the credit for coming up with how to play this character from his unbalanced walking, his constant use of the term savvy, his love for rum, and the way he talks it all just works perfectly and he is the character that all the famous quotes come from. The action in this movie is also top-notch with the ship battles being way more fun and engaging than you might expect and the sword fighting being very creative and awesome to watch.
All in all, this is one of my favourites so I will definitely recommend it to anyone young or old and if you haven’t watched it in a while check it out again you’re sure to have a good time. Hop on Disney+ and see for yourself.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was a great movie. Being my first time viewing it, I can definitely understand the hype it has as a kid and how it holds nostalgia for a lot of people. The plot was pretty great, the comedy was on point, and Captain Jack Sparrow was a really fun protagonist to follow.
Throughout the film, there wasn’t much I didn’t like about the movie. Everything flowed pretty well, and there weren’t too many hiccups in the two and a half hour run time. There might be a couple of small low times and a few character decisions that will annoy you, but nothing that will completely ruin your experience.
Now, onto the great aspects of the movie. For one, the plot was intriguing, and it was paced right. Nothing felt too rushed, and each scene got enough screen time. This was helped by the protagonist Jack Sparrow. He is one of the funnier leads I have seen in a long time. Being both witty and eloquent, he delivers lines in such a fashion that it brings a smile to my face. The side characters were also enjoyable. I liked watching the royal guards flounder in any situation involving Jack. Will and Elizabeth were great characters as well. I felt like they had enough screen time to be developed.
Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. It had a good plot, plenty of funny moments, and loveable characters. Definitely recommend giving this a watch if you haven’t already.
Pirates of The Caribbean is a wonderful franchise of movies, and The Curse of The Black Pearl is no different. A great mix of comedy, plot, and character development turns into an entertaining couple of hours. The battles between ships are awesome, and some of the VFX are really good.
Captain Jack Sparrow is one of my favourite Disney characters, all time. So it goes without saying that the characters in this movie are really, really good. Although Jack is hilarious and the centre of the movie, characters like Will, Barbosa, and Elizabeth are all solid characters that round out the plot. Both Jack and Will go through quite a bit of development, and it is hilarious to watch them grow. The banter between them is a highlight of the movie, but almost any Jack Sparrow interaction is a highlight. Johnny Depp is Captain Jack Sparrow, and he does a job unlike anyone else would be able to, he is cast perfectly.
The story-line is fast-paced and filled with twists and turns. We get emotional ups and downs, we get victories and defeats, and we get a whole lot of comedy in between. The situational irony adds so much to this plot, and it’s one of the reasons that the movie doesn’t ever feel slow. With this being a pirate movie, I love the kind of battles we get. It is really fun to watch the action on the sea, and the oceanic travel in general. Both the visuals of the ships and the VFX used in the battles on the sea are incredible, and even more impressive for 2003. There aren’t a ton of pirate movies out there, but I love a good ship-on-ship fight.
Captain Jack Sparrow is a wonderfully written and acted character, and the movie is a blast to watch. Filled with comedy, action, and some good old-fashioned emotions, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl is a classic!
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