🧛🏼♂️Spookyfan123🧟’s review published on Letterboxd:
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a film that I liked even better on rewatch. I definitely wanted to give this another watch since I haven’t seen the whole thing in years. I have seen bits and pieces of it on tv every once and while but I haven’t sat down and watched the whole thing in quite a while. It was definitely nice to give it another watch. I particularly wanted to watch it so that I could rewatch the 2nd and 3rd films of the series. I haven’t seen them in a while and I don’t really remember them. I also will probably like them more on rewatch. This film was so energetic and fun. It put a smile on my face the whole time. The action sequences were magnificent and a whole lot of fun especially the sword fights. The sword fights were incredible and amazingly fast paced. Johnny Depp was amazing as Captain Jack Sparrow. He was born to play the role. He was charismatic, charming, witty, energetic, and hilarious as the character. He is non replaceable as the character yet of course Disney is going to do that any way. I won’t get into because so many others have on this site but it is pretty maddening. Even if you don’t like this film you have to admit that Depp was perfect in the role. I hope he at least has a cameo in the film as he was the face of the franchise for so long but of course that probably won’t happen because Disney doesn’t care about making sense, they care about making dollars. I am very sorry for making that horrible pun but I couldn’t resist. Anyway let’s stop the ranting and get on with the review. Orlando Bloom was also great in the film. He honestly had a great career back in the 2000s. He was in both this and The Lord of the Rings. Those were two of the biggest franchises of the 2000s especially The Lord of the Rings. I feel like he really hasn’t been in much recently which is a same. Keira Knightly also gave a great performance in the film. Her and Bloom’s characters relationship was actually a lot better than I remembered to be. The film held up a lot more than I thought it would. The direction from Gore Verbinski was amazing and tied the film together. The film was energetic and lively and direction was definitely the reason for that. The cinematography was also spectacular. It was absolutely incredible especially during the battle sequences and the sword fights particularly being shot well. The music was incredible and iconic of course. It is one of the best film scores in my opinion. It’s one of those scores that when you hear it you immediately recognize it. The costume design was also great and so was the costume design. The film definitely felt like it transported you to the time period that it was set it. Some of the effects didn’t hold up very well but none of them were horrible. Geoffrey Rush was also great as the main antagonist. I wish he was in it more but that is a small gripe because he still so good even if he wasn’t in it enough. I don’t really know why back in the 80s they decided monkeys should be in every adventure film till the late to 2000s. I feel like the 2010s didn’t really do that as much. That’s not really a problem I have with the film as the monkey was barely in it but it’s kind of funny to me. Speaking of being funny I forgot how funny this film is especially Jack Sparrow. The Dude is hilarious. The plot was great and so was the adventure. The film was super fast paced and never bored me at all. I can’t wait to give the sequels a second chance. By sequels I mean the 2nd and 3rd film. I probably won’t the others though I might rewatch the 4th just so I could give the 5th a watch for the first time. I’ve never actually seen that one. The trailers just looked really bad. The franchise definitely fell apart after Gore left them. He brought so much energy to these films that you wouldn’t get in most other Hollywood blockbusters. Depp deserved to win for this film. I don’t remember who won but they even if you told me who I probably wouldn’t change my mind though I guess it depends but probably not. I adored him in this film. The film had a great sense of adventure to it. It actually made you feel like you were on the adventure which I feel most adventure films aren’t able to do that anymore. It’s amazing to me that they made such a great film based of a ride at Disney Land. I feel like making a film of a ride is ridiculous and should not work but they pulled it of here. I had such a fun time watching this film. Overall Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is an adventurous and enjoyable film with an amazing performance from Johnny Depp.