Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Reviews
Perhaps it is my cynical, and jaded mind, perhaps it is the less than stellar sequel that ruined it for me, or maybe I just grew out of it. But this time around the black pearl didn't quite resonate with me. It's still quite fun, and i find the wooden acting of the Orlando/Kiera partnership is just as awful as was in 2003. Bloom in particular looks confused like he has just discovered the inner meaning of the universe. Or soiled himself, and doesn't know what to do.
I still however enjoy Johnny Depp's ridiculous over acting, and he still arguably has one of the greatest cinematic entrances ever. What little Caribbean sunshine you see really is beautiful too. But the fact that I know what comes after all this doesn't quite leave me. And I'm not sure I like it.
Wonderfully exciting, incredibly well-acted and featuring witty dialogue throughout, 'The Curse of the Black Pearl' is as entertaining as you get, and manages to overcome a slightly disjointed narrative and overlong running time with the aid of some dazzling visuals executed perfectly at the hands of Gore Verbinski.