Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ★★★★½

Film #29, Year 2003 in the June Summer Blockbuster Challenge
Ranked 9th on Best of 2003

"All of you will remember this is the day you nearly caught Captain Jack Sparrow." - Captain Jack Sparrow

I remember watchin' Pirates o' t' Caribbean: T' Curse o' t' Black Pearl in t' theater for t' first time in t' summer o' 2003, and bein' in awe o' what I was watchin'. Ever since I was a little lad I was fascinated with pirates, but thar was never a really good pirate movie for me t' enjoy.

I envy t' sprogs that got t' watch this film. I can only imagine how this film plays out t' t' imagination o' a child. I was lucky enough t' grow up with Star Wars, Indiana Jone, and other great films as a child. I'm not quite aye this film be in that league, but if not, it ranks fairly close.

For t' roguish yet charmin' Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp), t' crystalline waters o' t' Caribbean, like t' high seas t' world over, present a vast playground where adventure and mestery abound.

Though a Disney movie, Pirates o' t' Caribbean, be packed with what makes for good action. Explosions, cutlas fights, and even bombs in bellies can be found t' tickle t' fancy, but alas this movie doesn't fall short on special effects.

Director Gore Verbinski knows when t' break out t' stunnin' action sequences and when t' let his characters dominate t' film, and he handles both modes expertly. In a rare bit o' successful corporate synergy, Verbinski even finds a way t' incorporate gags from t' Disney theme-park ride that lends t' film its name, and he keeps t' proceedin's fun once Depp, Knightley, and Bloom get drawn into a special-effects-heavy plot involvin' cursed gold and ghostly pirates captained by a perfectly over-the-top Geoffrey Rush.

Captain Jack Sparrow takes t' t' wheel. Check t' t' starboard and aft t' port as you get ready t' sit down and enjoy T' Pirates o' t' Caribbean: Curse o' t' Black Pearl. If you have yet t' watch this movie, what be you waitin' for? Watch this movie or walk t' plank!

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