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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley View All


Gore Verbinski (Director), Ted Elliott (Screenplay), Terry Rossio (Screenplay) View All

Released: Jul. 9th, 2003
Runtime: 2 hours, 23 minutes
Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate who roams the Caribbean Sea, butts heads with a rival pirate bent on pillaging the village of Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her. But their seafaring mission is hardly simple.
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But despite the potential hits and misses of future films, the very first entry in the series is simply a prime example of how to deliver a perfect adventure movie, in my opinion, holding a vivid cast of wonderful characters, a direction that knows how to bring the story to life, as well as a musical composition that captures the atmosphere and fills out the epic scale to a satisfying level of pirate-perfection.
His crowd-pleasing pleasing performance as Captain Jack Sparrow is no stranger to many casual film fans' favourite character lists.
Having been on the actual Disney Pirates of the Caribbean ride before it actually became a movie and they reinvented it to fit their new franchise, I was also skeptical of how the iconic depiction of the archetypal pirate theme, inspired by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson's book, Treasure Island, would fair with it's memorable jingles and sense of adventure intact, especially in a modern Disney age.
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