Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ★★★★

Man, marvel has nothing on this film that’s ACTUALLY based off a theme park ride. 
I remember this film really affecting me at a young age, it really freaked me out and I learned the lengths a PG-13 film could go and still be considered (semi) appropriate for me to still watch. A lot of scenes have stuck with me as well, the shot of the pirates walking underwater is so freakin cool. I also noticed this time around that most of the sword fighting is synched to the music, making the scenes way more exciting. 
What an absolutely fun adventure film, the story is fun, the characters are mostly likable (Will and Elizabeth are kinda the most boring characters), the cgi has aged but is still mighty impressive for the time. This is a movie, matey.

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