Pirates of the Caribbean Series

COTBP – Swashbuckling adventure, supernatural intrigue. Career role by Johnny Depp. 8.5/10. / DMC – Good sequel. 7.6/10. / AWE – 6.5/10. / OST – 4/10. / DMTNT – 6/10.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) arrives in Port Royal in the Caribbean when the town is ramsacked by a mystical pirate ship later that evening. The pirates kidnap the governor’s daughter Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), who’s in possession of an artifact linked to a curse transforming the pirates into the undead. A blacksmith named Will (Orlando Bloom) swooning over Elizabeth allies with Sparrow to find and bring her back alive.

*Possible spoilers ahead*

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Most Memorable Moment: Moonlit final Jack Sparrow vs. Barbosa

Pros: Johnny Depp’s show-stealing performance as Captain Jack Sparrow- droll, sarcastic, believable, and unforgettable, great set pieces and music that gives an authentic time period feel, Kiera Knightly strong and gorgeous as the female lead, great supernatural intrigue on what is the Black Pearl and classical pirate stories, hilarious oddball comedy especially by Depp, fantastical action scenes with roaring cannons and muskets, unique and respectable in its origin of a theme park ride-turned movie, strong premise and plot direction by Jeremy Bruckheimer, good character development especially Elizabeth and Jack, Barbosa a compelling villain, an overall flawed yet fun swashbuckling adventure

Cons: Dull visuals and colorless rendering of the beautiful Caribbean in the beginning, EXTREMELY overlong (about 30-40 minutes so), laughable plot holes like Sparrow and Turner walking the sea floor in a canoe and the water somehow defying physics to not drown them, weaker 3rd act that makes you count the minutes til it’s over

Overall Rating: 8.5/10.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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