Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate who roams the Caribbean Sea, butts heads with a rival pirate bent on pillaging the village of Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her. But their seafaring mission is hardly simple.
|Release Date||:||July 9, 2003|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Fantasy, Action|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Gore Verbinski, Gary Romolo Fiorelli, Peter Kohn, Susan J. Hellmann|
|Writers||:||Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Darrin Denlinger|
|Casts||:||Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Zoe Saldana, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Damian O'Hare, Treva Etienne, Michael Berry Jr., David Bailie, Christopher S. Capp, Martin Klebba, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Giles New, Angus Barnett, Greg Ellis, Guy Siner, Ralph P. Martin, Paula J. Newman, Paul Keith, Dylan Smith, Lucinda Dryzek, Lauren Maher, Vanessa Branch, Luke de Woolfson, Michael Sean Tighe, Dustin Seavey, Christian Martin, Trevor Goddard, Vince Lozano, Matthew Bowyer, Brye Cooper, Ben Wilson, Antonio Valentino, Mike Babcock, Owen Finnegan, Ian McIntyre, Israel Aduramo, Sam Roberts, Ben Roberts, Félix Castro, Mike Haberecht, Rudolph McCollum, Gerard J. Reyes, M. Scott Shields, Christopher Sullivan, Craig Thomson, Fred Toft, Jerry Gauny, Maxie J. Santillan Jr., Michael Earl Lane, David Patykewich, Tommy Schooler, Finneus Egan, D.P. FitzGerald, Tobias McKinney, Michael A. Thompson, Michael W. Williams, Jose Zelaya, Don LaDaga, LeJon, Gregory Alosio, Jordi Caballero, Paul Gagné, Joe Grisaffi, James McAuley|
|Plot Keywords||:||exotic island, blacksmith, east india trading company, gold, marriage proposal, mutiny, jamaica, skeleton, daughter, governor, wooden eye, gold coin, pirate, alcoholic, swashbuckler, caribbean, aftercreditsstinger, pirate ship, capuchin monkey, tortuga|
You will always remember this as the movie that made Johnny Depp a superstar and almost got him an Oscar.The fact that he didn't win isn't a problem,since thanks to him this is the best pirate film ever made.
The opening concept is a clichÃ¨:a beautiful woman(Keira Knightley)is kidnapped by a bunch of filthy pirates(led by Geoffrey Rush's Barbossa)and the man(Orlando Bloom)who's desperately in love with her decides to track them down.From now on,things get unexpected,as he asks another pirate for help.And it's no ordinary pirate:it's Captain Jack Sparrow(Johnny Depp),a lying,cheating,but charismatic scumbag,the hardest man on Earth to predict,not to mention quite unlucky and clumsy("You are,with no doubt,the worst pirate I've ever heard of" "But you HAVE heard of me!").
It's got all the elements of a classic pirate movie,elements that would give this flick a 9/10.
So,why am I giving it a 10/10? The answer is simple:Captain Jack.From the moment he makes his entrance,justly included in the Empire Top 10 Entrances of all time,we know he's the reason people will keep watching the movie.He 's Depp's best non-Tim Burton-character ever,and I can't wait 'til he returns.
See you next summer,Captain!