Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.


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2 November 2004 | gooeysmoo
Proof that Disney can still create good movies
Disney seemed to be going down the tubes lately, with Atlantis and Home on the Range, but this movie is a masterpiece. If it wasn't for this movie, Johnny Depp wouldn't be as famous as he is today. Every scene with him or Geoffery Rush is brilliant. The movie is very crisp and the shots of the islands are breathtaking. Definitely a movie worth picking up at Blockbuster or even better, buying ( I don't buy DVDs often but this was one of them). The characters are thought out very well and plot is excellent. The script is one of the main stars of the film itself, every line that seems to come out of Sparrow or Barbossa's mouth or any of the other cast is original. If you like action films you'll love this, if you like comedy you'll love this, actually, this movie is great for everyone (except small kids, who may get frightened by the skeleton scenes). 10/10

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Trivia

The British Navy would not have promoted a man to "Commodore" as a rank. Commodore was a distinction held as a temporary post when a post-Captain commanded more than one ship at a time and was given the privilege of wearing a Vice Admiral's coat only for the duration of the commission. After the mission set out by the Admiralty was completed the rank reverted to post-Captain.


Quotes

Young Elizabeth: Yo, ho, yo, ho/ a pirate's life for me/ Yo, ho, yo, ho/ it's a pirate's life for me/drink up me hearties, yo, ho...
Mr. Gibbs: Quiet, missy! Cursed pirates sail these waters. You want to call them down on us?
Norrington: Mr. Gibbs, that will do!
Mr. Gibbs: She was singing about pirates...


Goofs

(at around 1h 28 mins) When Jack escapes from the brig on the Black Pearl and stands on the side of the ship, the rope netting is on his left. Then when there is a close-up of him taking the rope from the swinging pirate, the rope netting is on his right-hand side, then switches back. This is because the geography of the boat did not quite work out and so the close-up shot was reversed later in editing.


Crazy Credits

On the 2-disc collector's edition,"Film Visual Effects Producer and Film Animation Supervisor" are both missing the F's in their credit.


Alternate Versions

During the swordfight in the caves at the Isla del Muerta, there is additional dialogue with Jack and Barbossa. Seconds after the swordfight begins, Barbossa says, "Damn it, Jack! I was almost liking you!" and Jack sweetly replies, "I know," and the swordfight continues. This is featured on Disk 2 of the DVD, but not as a deleted/extended scene.


Soundtracks

Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)
Words by
Xavier Atencio
Music by George Bruns
Performed by Lucinda Dryzek, Keira Knightley, and Johnny Depp

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,630,690 13 July 2003

Gross USA:

$305,413,918

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$654,264,015

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