Maclunkey_Media’s review published on Letterboxd:
Gosh I love this movie so much.
Curse of the Black Pearl is a thrilling adventure from beginning to end; it’s the pure definition of fun. There’s great action set pieces, lovable characters, a FANTASTIC score from Hans Zimmer, and solid and engaging story- in my eyes, it’s the perfect adventure film.
What really makes this film so special is Johnny Depp’s performance as Captain Jack Sparrow. The character of Jack is one of a kind, and Johnny only makes it so much better.
Geoffrey Rush also gives a wonderful performance as Barbossa. He plays the role of a villianous pirate to a T; you can tell he’s having a lot of fun playing the role.
I don’t believe they’re named in the film, but the two British soldiers, as well the two pirates (one of them with the wooden eye), are just delightful.
If I had to nitpick, there are a few plot convinces that stick out if you think of them enough, but the good far outweighs the possible bad.
I really liked this movie as a kid, but revisiting years later I just love it so much more.