Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) – Originally written August 2003
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This film is brilliant! I’m an enormous fan of films which encouraged you to think and consider parts of life. In the end of it all however, nobody can complain about this typical no brainer hollywood blockbuster. This is a brilliant film with a marvellous script, a stunning turn by Johnny Depp & amazing graphics (keep an eye out for the final fight scene).
Every actor in this film gives the film their all & even the slightly infuriating character played by Orlando Bloom comes out trumps in the whole scheme of things. Truth be told though, my favourite character in this entire film is the character played by Mackenzie Crook (Gareth in “The Office”). Crook’s evil pirate is excellent, casted perfectly & at times hilarious. It is unfair however to claim he is the only one to provide humour. Every single person in this film provides excellent comedy.
As well as excellent acting & special effects in this film, there are many other possitive things. The music is as you’d expect by now, beautiful, the way the film flows is worthy of mention as is the strange feeling at times that you are actually watching a film which was filmed at Disney Land, and for once when watching this film, it finally feels like Hollywood has learnt it’s lessons and returned partly to the types of film for which people like Errol Flynn were renowned.
Pirates Of The Carribean is a stunning film which I recommend everyone watches. Watch once at the cinema (twice if you feel like it, but personally the only flaw with this film is the daft certificate and it’s strange appeal to noisey little brats), and then over and over again at home with a beer or two. Enjoy!