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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