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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ Is Fun, Fun, Fun!

How do you base a movie off of an amusement park ride and get away with it? I don’t know how Walt Disney did it but they did it and I thank them for it.

A few years ago I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for the first time and was utterly shocked at how great the film was. For years, I had heard about the movie and I knew about Jack Sparrow but it wasn’t until I watched the movie that I understood why these movies were so famous.

There are really good films that are full of depth and complexity like Joker or Blue Jasmine and while The Curse of the Black Pearl is nothing like that it is a pure joy to watch. It’s as if Disney bottled up the happiness a day at their parks can be and poured it all over this project, delivering an experience that is unforgettable.

The music is perfection, the action is riveting and exceptionally choreographed, the cast, namely Johnny Depp as the ever-lovable Jack Sparrow, is fantastic, and by the conclusion, I am filled with a boundless joy that not a lot of films can provide me.

If you’ve never been interested in giving the Pirates of the Caribbean films a look please do. They are F-U-N. FUN!!!!

I watched it again for only the third time last night and boy was it an enjoyable experience…as you can probably tell.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ Is Fun, Fun, Fun!

How do you base a movie off of an amusement park ride and get away with it? I don’t know how Walt Disney did it but they did it and I thank them for it.

A few years ago I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for the first time and was utterly shocked at how great the film was. For years, I had heard about the movie and I knew about Jack Sparrow but it wasn’t until I watched the movie that I understood why these movies were so famous.

There are really good films that are full of depth and complexity and The Curse of the Black Pearl is none of those things it is a pure joy to watch. It’s as if Disney bottled up the happiness a day at their parks can be and poured it all over this project, delivering an experience that is unforgettable.

The music is perfection, the action is riveting and exceptionally choreographed, the cast, namely Johnny Depp as the ever-lovable Jack Sparrow, is fantastic, and by the conclusion, I am filled with a boundless joy that not a lot of films can provide me.

If you’ve never been interested in giving the Pirates of the Caribbean films a look please do. They are F-U-N. FUN!!!!

I watched it again for only the third time last night and boy was it an enjoyable experience…as you can probably tell.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

Throwback Friday: Captain Jack Sparrow Is One of My Favorite Movie Characters of All Time

Captain. Jack. Sparrow. This character that has helmed five movies which have made a culmination of $4,524,000,000 (wait a minute! Let me pause right there. This franchise has made 4 and a half billion dollars?! No wonder Disney is trying to reboot this franchise.) is a major part of the reason why I love these movies so much.

I don’t watch the Pirates of the Caribbean films often but every so often I get the urge to dabble in the world of pirates and Krakens and ancient pirate myths brought to life and it’s so much fun. Just the other night I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and I honestly had a blast. It may not be the easiest film to follow at times but it is quite the adventure.

As I watched the film I couldn’t help but remember why I love Captain Jack Sparrow so much.

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A Movie Ranking: Johnny Depp

My A Movie Ranking series usually happens on Thursday but, due to being busy, I’ve had to move it to the weekend and as you can see the actor for this week is the eclectic, always eccentric Johnny Depp. Enjoy! 

8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, AnnaSophia Robb, Julia Winter, Jordan Fry, and Philip Wiegratz in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

This movie was horrible. Absolutely horrible. I’m a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory fan since I was a child and this, this was a pain to watch. Plus, Johnny Depp came off as super creepy to me.

7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales

Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, and Brenton Thwaites in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

I really enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean movies but this one, while decent, is hard to watch. Hence, 7th place on this list.

6. Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman in Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice in Wonderland was the first film that I ever saw in IMAX and because of that, I will always regard this movie with a particular fondness.

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

This movie, while undoubtedly entertaining, is easily the third weakest film in this franchise behind Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and it’s nowhere near as bad as the other movies on this list.

4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Dan Fogler, William Nadylam, Alison Sudol, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Claudia Kim, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller, and Callum Turner in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Not horrible but not great either.

3. Rango

Rango (2011)

I saw this as a child. I didn’t like it. I saw it recently as an adult. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

While this film is clearly the most concise story in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise it’s not my favorite simply because the next one is just so darn fun.

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

I love this movie. Yes, it can be a bit confusing but it’s so much fun that it’s undoubtedly my favorite Pirates of the Caribbean film.

So, this is how I rank all of the Johnny Depp movies I’ve seen. One day, I’m sure Johnny Depp will infiltrate the comic book movie scene, whether that’ll be Marvel or DC Comics (most likely DC), and that should be interesting.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

My Review of ‘Rango’

Rango, it’s a movie I had completely forgotten existed until yesterday. Back when it came out in 2011 I vaguely remember seeing it. I was thirteen at the time. At that age, the story didn’t grasp me and I ended up forgetting 98% of the movie. I could only distinctly remember that the film was a bit strange.

Eight years later, I’m twenty-one, I just watched the film for only the second time in my life, and now I can say I finally understand it. Yes, it is strange but its uniqueness is what makes it stand out among all of the animated films that I’ve seen.

Rango may be rated PG and designed for children but honestly, I don’t feel like it’s a children’s movie. Continue reading My Review of ‘Rango’

Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was one of the movies I happened to miss this summer so when it was available to watch digitally I was so excited. This was a movie I actually wanted to see so imagine how disheartened I felt when it got subpar reviews. People didn’t say it was bad but they didn’t say it was great either. So I watched it apprehensively. I figured it would be enjoyable, to a certain extent, because Disney doesn’t make absolutely terrible movies, but would it be able to stack up to the success of some its predecessors? And I’m glad to say I came from the movie with a nod and a smile on my face. It was good, it wasn’t great, but I did like certain aspects of the film. So, with that, let me start this review.

The Story

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This new Pirates of the Caribbean film had one of the more compelling stories of the series. The main gist of the film was that when a Spanish captain who despised pirates with every bit of his being was defeated by a teenage Jack Sparrow he, in the event of turning into a ghost of sorts, vowed to get revenge on the rascally pirate. And so when a British ship fell into his domain he killed everyone on board except for Henry Turner (Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann’s son) and told him to relay a message to Jack Sparrow that “Death” was going to find him.

Now, this was a great portion of the story that gave plenty of implications that this would be the best Pirates of the Caribbean movie yet. Here was the thing though. This storyline was slightly lost in the midst of a whole bunch of other plotlines for the movie. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’