Review for Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
We open on 17th century British Navy ship with a young girl who spots a young boy adrift at sea. They rescue him and he turns out to be that loser Orlando Bloom (Will) 8 years later! The girl develops very well grows up to be Keira Knightley (Elizabeth), the governor’s daughter. They live amongst the British Virgin Islands where Will watches Elizabeth from afar on a daily basis, but has never made a move. When an interesting rouge name Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) shows up, so do undead pirates who start raping (?) and pillaging the town. Elizabeth is kidnaped aboard the infamous Black Pearl. Jack and Will team up to get her back.
We think to fully enjoy this one you have to be as wasted at Johnny Depp appears to be on screen. This film has a very cool setting, but the storyline wasn't that great. The undead pirates and CGI held up surprisingly well for 2003 film. Elizabeth can’t stop being taken prisoner by everyone, and we were tired of the pointless sword fighting by the end.
We give the Peter Pan Style diving 10/10. The scenery was very cool, being in the Caribbean with the 17th century European feel is a great combo. From the princes, to commoners, pirates, and undead pirates, all costumes were on point. We loved the pirate/beer/woman/bar/fight filled town of Tortuga. We wanted to see more of that! The sword fight at the end between the light and darkness had some good visuals.
If you needed 882 coins to break a curse why on earth have them scattered all around and be throwing them about without a care in the world? Well that's what these undead pirates did and it drove us wild! The backstory had us the most intrigued. We are talking Aztec gold, betrayal, debauchery, spending the cursed coins! Now that's a storyline.
Depp "trapped" on a rum-filled tropical paradise with Keira Knightley..NOOOOooooo! Do the skeletons slowly reassemble like T-1000 after being blown to smithereens?
We were excited to see what this movie, but was expecting more considering the hype of the franchise. We give this one 549 gold coins out of a possible 882 gold coins.