Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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

I wish this film was significantly shorter. If it had been 90 minutes long, rather than its ridiculous 2 and a half-hour run, I think it could've been a really entertaining blockbuster. Its production design, score, and the performances are all decent, but the story just isn't there. It isn't really a narrative, it's a collection of parts, that are far less entertaining than the filmmakers think they are. It's not an unenjoyable watch but it certainly isn't as fantastic as some might have you believe.