Miss Elizabeth Swan as a child was intrigued with pirates. She has an opportunity to save one. In the process she pilfers what looks like a piece of pirate gold. This simple act will lead to death and destruction, or romance and intrigue.
This well paced movie has every cliché ever spoken in the classic pirate movies. It also has all the elements, gold, and sub-plots, and is sure to point them out to you should you miss one.
This is a well designed movie with attempts to be authentic in many ways such as using real pistols from the era. There are several crews and you will notice that the extras change from one scene to the next. They did not skimp on the actors either. As with pirate movies of old the main actors took the lion's share of the action.
Of course you will have your eye on Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), his cronies and adversaries. However I was surprised to see their good taste in giving Guy Siner the part of Harbormaster; you may remember him as Lieutenant Hubert Gruber in the series "Allo 'Allo!" (1982)
There are no bones about it, this is superior to other Depp movies and will leave a good after taste. You may need to see it several times to pick up the tightly packed scenes and dialog. I have viewed the duel DVD package and found instead of just rehashing the movie scenes that they give different insights that you may have missed in the first viewing. Even the deleted scenes allow you to see the way the movie could have went.