Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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

I honestly have a really hard time writing this. For what it's trying to accomplish, this film is basically flawless. It's wonderfully directed, surprisingly well-acted, has some outstanding set-pieces, and above all, it's just a really joyful time. While this film is full of fantasy elements to the point that it can be categorized as a fantasy, it feels relatively grounded. Nothing feels too extreme and the film knows exactly what it is. I honestly don't have any flaws with it. The reason it's not a 5/5 is that (and maybe it's not even a big deal) this film doesn't really need a sequel, let alone 4 other films. I'm expecting the next 2 films to be good (I will not be watching 4 and 5), but they didn't really need to happen. But maybe I'm just saying that to come up with a flaw for this film, which really isn't a flaw. I dunno. I'll be watching the next 2 films right away and maybe I'll eat my words. Who knows?

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