Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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

Best of the franchise. Before the sequels made Captain Jack Sparrow a pussified pansy, he was the clever, fearless and just awesome swashbuckler we grew to love thanks to Johnny Depp's delivery in the role he was born to play. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley give great performances, but their characters are'nt as memorable. Geoffery Rush makes an awesomely menacing villain. The action sequences are outstanding. Fantastic CGI and set pieces. Very funny and very quotable lines. If all of the sequels were like this, we would have had a near perfect franchise.

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