Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 adventure fantasy film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The story follows blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as they rescue the kidnapped Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) from the cursed crew of the Black Pearl, captained by Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Jay Wolpert developed a script based on the theme park ride in 2001, and Stuart Beattie rewrote it in early 2002. Around that time, producer Jerry Bruckheimer became involved in the project; he had Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio work on the script, adding the supernatural curse to the storyline. Filming took place from October 2002 to March 2003 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and on sets constructed around Los Angeles, California. The world premiere was held at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, on June 28, 2003. The Curse of the Black Pearl was an unexpected success, with positive reviews and grossing over $653 million worldwide. The film became the first in a series, with two back-to-back sequels, Dead
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When a group of un-dead pirates find that Elizabeth Swan has the last piece of gold they need to break the curse, they take the gold and her right along with it. Will Turner decides to save the woman he loves so he enlists the help of the infamous and eccentric pirate, Jack Sparrow. Find out who ends up needing to be rescued and who comes to the rescue… it might not be who you think it is. Gather your favorite group of buccaneers to watch this tale of the high seas and you aRRRRRRRe sure to have a grand time!... See Full Review
Maybe the best Disney movie that is not a cartoon. Johnny Depp is fantastic in this film, he was actually nominated for an Oscar for it. The story is so simple and the characters are great. It wasn't over the top action or story, like the ones to follow (don't get me started how bad the sequels to this are.) There is a lot of action and sword fighting in the movie and some of the pirates might be too scary for the small ones, butt overall it is a great film and a ton of fun to watch. Way better than the ride at Disneyland. Just do yourself a favor and stop after this one and don't watch the sequels.
This is my second favorite of the series. It's a very entertaining film and the acting is engaging. A great movie for the family on a Friday night.April 5th, 2013 · Details
By far the most fun of the series. This one makes you laugh and really brought Johnny Depp back as actor. The series gets old as you continue to watch, but this one is worth your time.April 1st, 2013 · Details