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Pirates Of The Caribbean - Mini Review

I have to admit that I wasn't expecting much from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, but after seeing it all I can say is that it was really good. It is actually pretty amazing that it doesn't completely suck ass like The Hulk, given that it is based on a ride at Disneyland. Pirate movies don't have a stellar record of late at the box office either as the Geena Davis/Renny Harlan bomb Cutthroat Island proved. With all those negatives lined up against it, Pirates Of The Caribbean is actually fun, clever, and best of all not completely formulistic.

I won't bore you with the plot details, but Johnny Depp is excellent as the Dean Martin of pirates, drunkenly (or effeminately depending on your interpretation) stumbling and stammering through scenes. He commands the movie with his over the top performance. The best part of the movie is that it doesn't take itself too seriously and the good guys, bad guys, hero, and heroine are not caricatures. The all get chances to deliver snappy dialogue and funny lines. The action and effects are good, especially the skeletons. Frequent riders of the Disneyland ride will notice familiar vignettes from the ride dotted throughout the movie.

In short everything you might have hoped for in The Hulk, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl delivers. Expect the buzz on this film to be positive. I can hardly believe I would ever write those words about a pirate movie...

I am not completely unbiased about this movie, but I would be the first to pan it if it sucked.


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I wouldn't care if it was b... (Below threshold)

I wouldn't care if it was bad or good. It has Johnny Depp in it!

'scuse me, I need to go wipe the drool from my mouth.

Heh. Take a towel with you... (Below threshold)

Heh. Take a towel with you...

I don't know what Johnny De... (Below threshold)

I don't know what Johnny Depp does in his down time but it seems that he is picking his movies wisely and nailing the performances. I haven't seen this flick yet, but I expect it to be pretty good. I look forward to seeing it.

Johnny Depp is my favorite ... (Below threshold)
Leah K.:

Johnny Depp is my favorite actor! I need to see Pirates of the Caribbean and Sleepy Hollow a third time! Any I'm kind of changing the subjuect here but don't you think that Orlando kissed Keira to long! I mean who would want to kiss a girl with a lip full of silicone

Come on Ava! Write a coment... (Below threshold)
Leah K.:

Come on Ava! Write a coment! You know you want to!!

I loved the Curse of The Bl... (Below threshold)
Ava:

I loved the Curse of The Black Pearl. Johnny Depp is soooooooooo funny. I was waiting for a hoky movie, but it was sooooooo cool. i think that in the movie, Johnny and Orlando r some how related. just a guess.

You might want to look that... (Below threshold)
Leah K.:

You might want to look that up, but I dought they're related.

excuse me for the nick name... (Below threshold)
ambookworm247:

excuse me for the nick name....... Johnny Depp waz no is so amazing. I mean not only in this movie but everythin'. I wonder why no one eva mentions Benny and Joon was one of the movies he acted in.

Cool dude but i feel sorry for his backround. And moveing sooo many times sheeesh!

Sorry again I'm rambling but what the heck at least its about someone worth knowing!!!!

OOOOOHHHHH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!... (Below threshold)
keira:

OOOOOHHHHH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!Johnny Depp is the hottest guy on the planet!!!!Not just in pirates of the caribbean but also in every single movie he has made!!!I so wish i was married to him!!!I'd do anything to marry him!!UH amd KISS him!!!!!

MAN COULD JOHNNY DEPP BE AN... (Below threshold)
jenna:

MAN COULD JOHNNY DEPP BE ANY HOTTER!!!!HE IS A MAJOR BABE!!!!!FORGET ORLANDO I HATE ORLANDO BLOOM HE IS SO GAY!!!JOHNNY IS BETTER THAN ALL THE GUYS!!!!I LOVED HIM IN DON JUAN DE MARCO HE WAS SUCH A TOTAL HOTTIE IN THAT MOVIE!!!HE STILL IS A TOTAL HOTTIE!!!!!I WISH I WAS MARRIED TO HIM!!!

SHEESH!!!!JOHNNY DEPP IS A ... (Below threshold)
ashley:

SHEESH!!!!JOHNNY DEPP IS A BABE!!!ESPECIALLY IN THE MAN WHO CRIED!!!WHATS WITH THAT ORLANDO BLOOM TRYING TO BE LIKE HIM!!ORLANDO SUCKS BIG TIME!!JOHNNY IS A BABE!!!HE'S HOT,SEXY,A BABE,AND TOTALLY GORGEOUS.IIIIII LLLLLOOOOVVVVEEE JJJJOOOOHHHNNNNYYY DDDDDEEEEPPPPPPPP FFFFOOOORRRR EEEEVVVVEEERRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What the hell?... (Below threshold)

What the hell?

Johnny Depp is soooo cute a... (Below threshold)
Laura Benitez:

Johnny Depp is soooo cute and fine and sexy an amazing. He is the best actor in this whole world He is the best he is so funny and I loved his acent and his walk and everything. His dark eyeliner matched his personality and his eyes stand out. He is the best! I would see the movie 100000 times.

Johnny Depp is the hottest ... (Below threshold)
Alex & Holly:

Johnny Depp is the hottest 30 year old we have ever seen in our entire lives! He's the only man who can actually pull off eye liner, gold teeth, beads, a braided beard and still look amazingly sexy! He's such a great actor!!!! He made Cpt. Jack Sparrow into such a great character...like the "drunken" walk and the squinting eyes!! ahhhh!!
WE ADORE YOU JOHNNY!! YOU'RE THE BEST!!

i agree with alex and holly... (Below threshold)
patty:

i agree with alex and holly !!! ehehe

OMG johnny depp is georgus ... (Below threshold)
fran:

OMG johnny depp is georgus in this and he is a brill actor he made this film the succsess it was

alex and holly he aint 30 h... (Below threshold)
fran:

alex and holly he aint 30 he is 40 but still very sexy

Pirates is A fantastic Movi... (Below threshold)
BadFox:

Pirates is A fantastic Movie and theres never been any doubt about how fantastic Johnny Depp is, He rocks in this movie, hope the Academy is listening for once, give Johnny the best Actor Oscar now for giving us a The one character this year we`ve all genuinely enjoyed lighting up the screen.Theres no Actor alive who`s prepared to take risks to put wild and unique characters on the screen, from Benny and Joon to Edward Scissorhands. But Captain Jack Sparrow stands out amoungts them all.

personally i think orlando ... (Below threshold)

personally i think orlando is way hotter than jonny depp! although he is pretty hot for someone who is the same age as my dad

I love POTC! It was so awes... (Below threshold)
M:

I love POTC! It was so awesome! I loved Johnny Depp. He's such an awesome actor. Johnny Depp was so funny in that movie... and SO SEXY!!! Haha, I'm a 14 year old girl calling a 40 year old man sexy... but I don't care... It's true! Orlando Bloom did a pretty good job too... but he just wasn't the heart of the movie like Johnny Depp was. I can't wait till I buy the dvd! YOU RULE JOHNNY DEPP!

"But why the rum?!"- Jack Sparrow

Ps,
Jack Sparrow, I mean, CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow, Is so Sexy!!!


Oh my God. Orlando Bloom i... (Below threshold)
Alissa:

Oh my God. Orlando Bloom is sooooo cute! Jonny Depp is hot too for a 40 year old. He used to be hotter on that show 21 Jump Street if any of you remembered that show on Fox like back in the 80's. Anways POTC was such an awesome movie! But s**t, Orlando Bloom is so hot. I love that little White British actor. He has a lot of talent. Anyway, go see the movie on DVD. It really rocks! Bye.

Johnny depp is the hottest ... (Below threshold)
Captain COnstance:

Johnny depp is the hottest guy of all time it wouldnt matter how much a movie sucked when hes on camera its magical. Plus johnny is a good actor and he did exceptionally well in pirates of the caribbean.


"Why is the rum gone?"
"But why is the rum gone?" (Captian Jack Sparrow)

johnny depp is the hottest ... (Below threshold)
Cutthrought Maggie:

johnny depp is the hottest guy alive i would smurf him in a heart beat he may be the same age as my mom but who gives a damn he is SSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOHOHO DAMN SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! orlando is hot too and the movie was good

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!! J... (Below threshold)
Rosy:

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!! JOHNNY DEPP IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFREAKIN' HOTT!!!!!! GAH!!!! WHY IS HE MARRIED!!!!!!!!!! *moans* oh well, HE IS SOOOOOOOO SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Johnny Dep... (Below threshold)
Alissa C.:

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Johnny Depp is the hot, hot, hottest 40 year old on the planet! His birthday is in 3 months! I can't wait to celebrate it. And no I'm not a stalker. I LOVE JOHNNY DEPP!! And Benny and Joon is the best movie EVER!!!!

*sigh*, I know what you all... (Below threshold)
Dani Sparrow:

*sigh*, I know what you all mean...in 3 days I will have been obsessed with Johnny Depp for 7 months...I would give anything to meet him, and I mean ANYTHING!!!!!

ALso, it's his son's birthday today!!! As soon as I got up I wished him Happy Birthday, wherever he is...*sigh again*

By the way, I just have to say, I HATE Orlando Bloom. Why do so many people like him? I can't stand him but my best friend's obsessed with him! He is NOT a good actor, and all my friends can say is, "He's so hot!", but I thought so many people in the world were trying not to be shallow? I really, really, REALLY hate Orlando Bloom!!!!!

But Johnny, even though he does have the looks, I became obsessed with him for his acting, because nobody can deny that talent!

This is an ok movie.... (Below threshold)

This is an ok movie.




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