Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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

I wasn't allowed to watch pg-13 movies when I was very young so once when my older siblings were watching it I hid under a table and viewed it that way and I've been totally hooked on this movie and this series (which ends after movie 3 btw) ever since.

It's so perfectly and tightly written and directed and the world building is so imaginative and the visuals are superb and the music iconic and engaging and the action sequences really exciting and the fights scenes have such inventive choreography and the set design is so immersive and the verbal banter is so clever and the physical humor works so well and jack sparrow one of the most charming characters to watch ever and captain barbosa is the perfect villian and his line "you best start believing in ghost stories ms turner... you're in one" is delivered so well and harkens the turn in genre from historical-fiction romance comedy into fantasy horror historical-fiction romance comedy seamlessly and by the way it is insane how well it balances so many genres and will turner is so adorable in this movie and elizabeth swann is basically my princess leia and elizabeth swann is too good for every man in this movie but whatever I still buy into her doomed romance with will and i am crying thinking now about how pirates 3 ends and she is basically put aside and made passive and

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