Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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

I do love a good swashbuckler and for the most part this ticks all the boxes. Johnny Depp is fantastic as the quirky and camp ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ and Geoffrey Rush delivers an expectedly good antagonist. The sword fight sequences are done well and there’s that classic cinematic score. It does however start to tail off towards the end. I’m a bit old fashioned when it comes to sword fighting duels so battling skeletons came across more Jason and the Argonauts (1963) than swashbuckler, but it’s still a bloody good yarn.

Format: Streaming (Dolby Vision)
Platform: Disney+

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