Keira Knightley is a distinct actress who I happen to know thanks to her role as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. I would love for her to one day maybe play a villainess in a Marvel movie or to return to the Star Wars franchise as a cool new character. But whatever the case, for this week’s A Movie Ranking I thought it would be fun to highlight her. Enjoy!
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales
This movie is terrible. I tried to watch it for a third time sometime last year and I couldn’t make it an hour into the film. Keira Knightley plays a cameo role in the film at the movie’s end in a touching reunion between her and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and while that was nice it’s a shame this film couldn’t be better.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
While it is particularly very cool to see Elizabeth Swaan become the Pirate King in this film the movie is bogged down by an overly long runtime with a final battle that is far less spectacular than it should’ve been.
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
This is a genuinely good film, leaving one rather satisfied throughout its entirety. It began what is the multi-billion-dollar grossing Pirates of the Caribbean franchise because the story, characters, and lore of piracy were brought to life in such a fun and adventurous way. It’s a shame this franchise wasn’t able to keep up the good moviemaking but hey…maybe there will be a reboot one day.
And who doesn’t love Keira Knightley saying, “I will not acquiesce to your request.” (I love that quote.)
She taught me what “acquiesce” means. Lol.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
While the first Pirates film is clearly the better story this movie makes me happier. The action and zany storytelling is at an all-time high for the franchise, delivering a rapid and very packed adventure that only gets more and more fun as the movie goes on. I mean, Will Turner fighting Norrington on a giant rolling wheel? I love it!
1. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
You may be wondering, where was Keira Knightley in The Phantom Menace? Well, it just so happens, she was in several scenes throughout the film as Sabe, Padme Amidala’s decoy as Queen Amidala. When I found out several years ago I couldn’t believe it. It was a very cool discovery.
So, there’s my movie ranking. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.