Monday, September 08, 2003

Whooa! Dude take a look at this awesome sword!

Contrary to their popular image pirates don't shout "Avast! Matey!"(or was it "Shiver me timbers!"?) in this one. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is one heck of an enjoyable movie with loads of swordfights and somersaults galore, not to mention a belly full of laughs. Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow carried most of the movie with his drunken antics and twisted logic, while Geoffrey Rush's Capt. Barbossa played the cackling Pirate's role to the hilt. What struck me the most on this one is impact of making decisions and a lot of these characters show their puzzlement: Orlando Bloom's character Will Turner decides to suffer in silence for most of his young life rather than confess his attraction to the alluring Elizabeth Swann played by Keira Knightley. Capt. Barbossa deciding to brushing off the warnings of a curse connected to the treasure's curse thereby condemning himself and his crew to an undead state, Jonathan Pryce's character Governor Swann helping his daughter make the most important decision in her life, Jack Davenport's Commodore Norrington making a brave and unselfish decision to make someone dear to him happy, and Jack Sparrow wavering between sides as long as it helps him achieve his goal of getting back his ship. There are lots of characters making personal decisions that would affect his/her life and those around them. I'm a Johnny-come-lately in this season's bumper crop but who cares?! Bring 'em on I'll take yea all! Seriously this is a really fun movie and my sister and I were pleasantly surprised with the numerous references to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland. And hopefully dead men will do tell tales by way of the planned sequel! Nyahahahar!

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