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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [Blu-ray]
You won't need a bottle of rum to enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, especially if you've experienced the Disneyland theme-park ride that inspired it. There's a galleon's worth of fun in watching Johnny Depp's androgynous performance as Captain Jack Sparrow, a roguish pirate who could pass for the illegitimate spawn of rockers Keith Richards and Chrissie Hynde. Depp gets all the good lines and steals the show, recruiting Orlando Bloom (a blacksmith and expert swordsman) and Keira Knightley (a lovely governor's daughter) on an adventurous quest to recapture the notorious Black Pearl, a ghost ship commandeered by Jack's nemesis Capt. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), a mutineer desperate to reverse the curse that left him and his (literally) skeleton crew in a state of eternal, undead damnation. Director Gore Verbinski (The Ring) repeats the redundant mayhem that marred his debut film Mouse Hunt, but with the writers of Shrek he's made Pirates into a special-effects thrill-ride that plays like a Halloween party on the open seas. Aye, matey, we've come a long way since Jason and the Argonauts! --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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This movie blew me away. First of all, Johnny Depp was amazing. I've never seen a performance that could equal his. You can't take your eyes off of Depp to even appreciate the other fine acting in the film unless you've watched the movie several times! Secondly, I liked the plot twists. It is rare that I watch a film and miss any of what is going on. I did with this film, and had to watch it several times in the theatre to understand precisely what was happening, and just how incredibly clever Captain Sparrow was. Furthermore, watch the subtle shifts in Depp's performance when he's with people or alone. There's a clear difference. Sparrow is far more focused, thoughtful, and decisive alone. He's putting on a hypnotic act when in front of others. It's a one man acting tour de force, awesome to watch. Third, I was on my college fencing team and have always been really picky about the swordplay in a movie. There have been some great sword fights in the past, most recently in "The Princess Bride," but the consistency and quality of the sword play in "Pirates of the Caribbean" was highly impressive. Some critics complained about too many sword fights, but I loved each and every one of them. They were terrific. Finally, the music and cinematography were wonderful, adding greatly to the overall impact of the film. I consider it this year's best movie par none so far.Read more ›
The movie is a fantastic, fun production which doesn't take itself too seriously. You'd have to be miserable not to like it!
Another pirate inspired product I'd recommend is the book 'Godstone - The Kairos Boxes' by G.A Williams...
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The story is a simple one. There is a ship, the Black Pearl, formerly owned by Captain Sparrow but now led by the evil Barbossa,(Simon Callow) and crewed by pirates cursed never to die until a final piece of stolen gold is returned to its rightful place. Elizabeth has been in possession of this missing gold since she was a girl but never known its significance. When the Black Pearl discovers the whereabouts of this missing treasure they set forth to Elizabeth's home to retrieve it. Elizabeth naively thinks she can bargain with Barbossa but finds herself imprisoned on the Black Pearl and being carried away. Soon Will and Jack are in hot pursuit, Will because he loves Elizabeth and Jack because he wants revenge on the pirates who stole his beloved ship from him.
Johnny Depp is brilliant as the camp, funny Captain Sparrow (whom he based on Keith Richards of Rolling Stones fame) and he certainly steals the show in spite of worthy performances from the rest of the cast. This, alongside excellent special effects and a myriad of extras (some hidden) on disc 2 make this a DVD well worth purchasing
Johnny Depp, especially, wonderfully offers his own humor into this movie. His unforgettable behavior alone gives this movie the unforgettable comedy experience. All the other actors also perform their roles wonderfully: Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush. Their personalities heighten the movie's genre characteristics wonderfully. Without them, this experience wouldn't be nearly as enjoyable.
The special effects look realistic. The ships sailing, the gun shooting scenes, and many others could be easily mistaken for a real pirate war. The characters' switch from human flesh to only skeleton never faulters. No special effect is ever cheated, even the minor ones.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" is highly enjoyable for those of all ages. Those looking for unique action should watch this. This will keep its audiences highly entertained the whole time.
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Sets, costumes and effects were excellent. Clearly, Disney spent a lot of money on making this movie. Read more
Stupid like all his movies, I however do not like this type of humor!Published 3 months ago by Steven L. Everson
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