of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando
Bloom, Keira Knightly and Jack Davenport.
Directed by: Gore Vebinski
Emily Blunt with Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley,
and Jack Davenport
on the Red Carpet at the Pirates' premiere!
Keira Knightley Interview
speaking? POTC: Curse of the Black Pearl is
an immediate Disney Classic! It's a frolicking ten ton
treasure chest of swashbuckling summer fun! The story is engaging,
the cast precise, the action is spectacular and the animation
dolloped throughout is raising the bar in the craft as I type.
film is based upon the ride "Pirates of the Caribbean"
in Disneyland Park, and one may therefore get a bit nervous
when entering the theater, checking for the illumination of
the Exit signs for a quick getaway if a failure it be. But Disney
hired Shrek scriptwriters (Ted
Elliot & Terry Rossio) to add to, and accent, the script
they bought from Stuart Beattie. The result is a genuinely funny
take on pirates and their cursed treasure with, naturally, a
delicate underlying love story in a caldron of family fun.
. Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) has long been
smitten with the young man she and her father, Governor Weatherby
Swann (Jonathan Pryce) found adrift at sea years before. She
knew nothing of the lad but did steal - err - borrow indefinitely
his gold doubloon necklace that was stamped with a jolly roger.
The sign of a pirate!
lad, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), has blossomed into one helluva
blacksmith's apprentice and is also deeply smitten with Elizabeth.
the sleepy Caribbean port they call home, Port Royal is about
to change. A scallywag of a scurvy dog named Capt. Jack Sparrow
(Johnny Depp) has drifted into port. His mission is simple,
steal a ship and be back upon the seas by dusk to catch the
crusty rat bastard, one Capt. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), who
mutinied and stole his ship, 'The Black Pearl.'
before he can maneuver his away upon a vessel he's discovered
as the rogue pirate he is and sent to the gallows for a quick
evening however, while the town sleeps, the infamous 'Black
Pearl' herself descends upon the port and wakes its townsfolk
with cannons and pillaging. The motley crew have come for the
governor's daughter Elizabeth
seems she has something they
be needing. Argh!
nowhere else to turn handsome Will must join forces with the
odious Capt. Jack. And before Will can recite a bar of 'Yo-Ho-Ho
and a Bottle of
' he and Jack have stolen the H.M.S.
Interceptor. But Elizabeth's upper crusty high-tea style
fiancé and el captain of the purloined ship, Capt. Commodore
Norrington (played by upper crusty high-tea style talent Jack
Davenport) will have none of it and he sets sail to save his
gal and now too, his ship
Meanwhile, while manly mayhem departs Port Royal,
across the Caribbean channel deep in the catacombs of a barren
Barbossa has ominous plans for Elizabeth. Seems he and his band
of lecherous hooligans stole some gold that came with a devilish
curse. Argh! The lot be cursed till all the gold be returned
to its chest, and only Elizabeth can save them from eternal
damnation - pirate style. Argh! Can her men save her from Davey
Jones' locker and certain death? Hmm...
the very first frame in which we glimpse Johnny
Depp the comical tone of the film is set. Depp creates yet
another of his indelible characters in Capt. Jack Sparrow. Johnny's
Capt. Jack is a delightful blend between the ever swaying super
Richards and the obliviously happy Pepe LePew! It's brilliance
Knightly is beautiful as the not-so-meek gal pal of Will betrothed
to Comdr. Norrington.
Bloom carves out a spot for himself on the list of rocketing
young stars! There's no elve ears to be seen and yum-o-rama
with a sprinkle of purr is this guy scrumptious!
talented Geoffrey Rush plays Capt. Barbossa
with a wicked sense of humor and mesmerizing layers of evil
and humility. This aint no run-of-the-gin-mill comic book pirate
I say it? I may have found my new favorite film de Jour. POTC:
Curse of the Black Pearl has it all. Ye best be getting'
yer whole motley crew together and be headin' down the theater
plank way to net yourself a blazin' good time with the kind
folks that strung together this film. Argh. This be a treasure
worthy of Cortez.
Snack Recommendation: Turkey drumstick
and roasted seagull, with a frosty pint of Scurvy Ale - Light
- DVD Features:
Commentary by director Gore Verbinski and Star Johnny Depp
- Commentary by producer Jerry
Bruckheimer and Stars Keira Knightley And Jack Davenport
- Commentary by writers Stuart
Beattie, Ted Elliot & Terry Rossio and Jay Wolpert
- An Epic At Sea: The Making
of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black
- 19 Deleted and Alternate Scenes
- "Moonlight" Scene
- "Below Deck" - An
Interactive History Of Pirates
- "Fly on the Set"
- "Diary of a Pirate"
- Behind-the-Scenes look with cast member Lee Arenberg
- "Diary of a Ship"
- "Walt Disney's Wonderful
World of Color" - Archival TV Program
- Producer's Diary Featurette
With Jerry Bruckheimer
- Image Gallery
- Blooper Reel
- DVD-ROM Features: "Moonlight
Becomes Ye" Effects Studio, History of the Ride Featurette,
Virtual Reality Viewer, Scriptscanner & Storyboard Viewing
- Widescreen anamorphic format
- Number of discs: 2
- and hours of pirate filled
fun for ye all!
be some blunt nuggets of yum for ye!