I like to be proven wrong about things.
When I saw “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” back in 2003, I thought it was a fun film but thought it overhyped by the general movie going audience and didn’t really think it deserved a sequel. I wasn’t planning to see POTC:DMC until maybe it was broadcast on the Movie Channel. But I’m glad I didn’t wait. I’m glad I went to see this film, I’m glad I was wrong about it. It’s not perfect but it’s a fun film. Here’s why…
It never takes itself too seriously. Which can be nothing but good for a film of this type. The parts I really enjoyed were the action scenes, all of them, they were all great. In particular, the scenes with the Kraken, I have seen theis sea monster in pictures, mostly just art work and I have read the legends about it, to see it on screen like this was quite spectacular especially when the crew of the Black Pearl fought back against the monster, I never saw that in any of the books, I loved seeing how they fought the Kraken. Other parts that were fun were the sword fights between three of the characters involving a windmill, it was exciting.
What was scarficed in lue of this? Characters, the relationships between them and the…love story? But that’s ok, personally I liked the scenes without Kiera Knightly more. Even though she is a babe she seemed to be not needed for much in this movie.
Johnny Depp was at his finest as always as Jack Sparrow. But I liked his moments in the first film more, as I said, a lot of action takes up the character scenes I felt, but no real complaints about that, I just wanted more.
Seeing Geoffrey Rush return at the end put a big smile on my face, he is a character I had sorely wanted to return and had no idea he was coming back. Here’s hoping we see Barbossa take on Davy Jones in the next one! So, yes, absolutly I’ll be there sitting in the Cinema next Summer to see “Pirates of the Caribbean 3: the worlds end”.
Favorite Quote – “‘I’ am the sea.” – Davy Jones