Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

An effortless blend of excitement, horror, and humor that never stops being anything other than delightfully adventurous. Wonderfully immersive sets and production paint an energetic re-mythologizing of pirate history, setting up a conflict between a growing empire and a desire for limitless freedom.

Verbinski's ability to direct such fun action sequences while never sacrificing the perfect blend of genre and tone is incredible. A great start to a truly terrific trilogy.

And Jack Sparrow's entrance is iconic.

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