Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Pirates of the Caribbean

Last week I watched the Pirates of the Caribbean, the Curse of the Black Pearl.
This 2003 movie is an adaptation of the Disneyland theme-park ride the Pirates of the Caribbean . Directed by Gore Verbinski, POTC is a all and out thrilling movie with rope swings, swashing swords, rocking ships, deep sea dives, spear fights, hidden treasures and of course the sea.

An ancient curse befell the crew of the 'Black Pearl' when they stole the Cortez treasure. The pirates are doomed to a state of living undead until the treasure is returned and the blood of the thief is spilled on the treasure. Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) owns a medallion from that treasure and the pirates are after his blood. He loves and is loved by the beautiful Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightly) who is captured by the pirates. Captain Jack sparrow played brilliantly by the talented Johnny Depp helps Will rescue Elizabeth and frees the pirates of the curse.

There are some awesome moments in the movie, especially when the pirates turn into living skeletons on full moon nights. The ship fights seem real and are good fun to watch. The motley crowd of pirates and their pet parrot add to the magic of the movie. This is a light-hearted movie without a moment of monotony. The fast pace makes it all the more enjoyable to watch.

Johnny Depp steals the shows with his portrayal of the eccentric Captain Jack sparrow. He is whimsical, moody, and hilarious and yet has to be taken seriously because of his fantastic knowledge of the seas, ships and warfare. This ranks as one of Depp's finest performances alongside 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Chocolat'

A great entertainer, POTC is a must watch for all those who love good ol' action in the high seas.


First Rain said...

U beware of da jolly roger or u shall suffer the fate of one eyed jack! :D

I just lov a rip roaring, swashbuckling adventure. Johnny Depp was good, but I am forced by my genes to admit I looked at Keira Knightley much more closely.

And I see you have added my blog to your "I noticed" list. Whoooppeee! Thank you.

btw I am very curious to know the latest tidings about your `Fan' :)

Anwesha Chatterjee said...

Yeah, thanks for your comments. My genes are weird enough to make me notice the fan. Well, i think she is in college, because the summer hols are on and i haven't seen much of her for sometime now.

Oirpus said...

I believe Edward Scissorhands was a much powerful and appealing performance the best he could have portrayed of such a character...

No arguments of course... just being a critic.