Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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

I was surprised how much fun this movie still is. It has held up remarkably well over time. I would generally say that nobody should ever make a movie that’s based on an amusement park ride, but this turns out way better than most movies that have rides based on them. The pacing is excellent, the fight scenes are really fun even on repeat viewings, and Johnny Depp is really doing one of the very finest Johnny Depp impersonations of his career. The rest of the cast is reliable, and the movie does everything it’s supposed to do. Great pick!

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