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

Although I estimate having seen the movie once before, I have absolutely no recollection of the beginning.

Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)

With that being said, I've seen plenty of movies for which I've absolutely forgotten the ending. After having seen the movie today, I'll go ahead and assume this was the first time I've seen the movie.

In any case, I absolutely loved the movie's soundtrack.

In fact, in terms of adventurous and epic movie soundtracks, I'd easily choose this one together with the soundtracks to Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.

Just like in Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean

Overall, I enjoyed Johnny Depp's performance as Jack Sparrow and would definitely recommend this movie to anybody who enjoys watching movies.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 89% match. I decided to give the movie a thumbs up.

Today I was partially watching the first half of this film as I tested out the functionality of the Bigscreen software. The software allows viewing media on a (customizable) big screen (via the Oculus Rift). Various environments can also be chosen such as a living room or a cinema. It was an awesome experience.

Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley)

I finished the movie from where I left off on 20170718.

Instant Comments:
1: "Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me!"
1: Lol. That moment when he jumps down and you realize its just a small boat.
1: "Clearly you've never been to Singapore."
1: Love that music.

Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush)

1: Hmm, in the close-up, when he throws his chains over, it looks like he doesn't have much clearance between his hands and the rope. But in the far-shot, it seems as if he has at least one foot worth of separation.
1: Hehe. Another reference to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride. (jailers vs. dog with the keys)
1: "And third, the code is more of what you call guidelines than actual rules."
1: "commandeer"
1: "That's
1: Lol. Smart, use 100% of your resources.

Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Jack walk along the ocean floor.

1: "That's got to be the best pirate I've ever seen."
1: Tortuga - the third reference to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean.
1: Oh wow, it's Zoe Saldana (Avatar (2009), Star Trek (2009))
1: "Dead men tell no tales."
2b: References the Pirates of the Caribbean ride: two ships attack each other, also the way one of the pirates lays on top of a cannon.

Another excerpt from Disneyland's ride.

1: "Why thank you, Jack." 2b: "You're Welcome." "Not you. We named the monkey Jack."
2b: He could have made so many requests.
1: "Welcome to the Caribbean, love"
2b: The Pirates of the Caribbean theme song!
1: "Why's the rum gone?" [...] "But why is the rum gone?"
2b: Barbossa says, "It's not possible." Jack corrects, "It's not probable."
1: Haha. "This is just like what the Greeks done at Troy. 'Cept they was in a horse instead o' dresses."

Great special effects.

1: "That's interesting." 2b: One of the best parts of the film. As they fight through the moonlight.
2b: According to the Wiki, this is the curse and the reason for Jack becoming cursed (it's not clear to me, however, why he had to keep one of the coins):
2b: "You like pain? Try wearing a corset."
2b: I see. He kept that apple around and at the moment of his death he didn't get to eat it.
2b: I had to rewind when Elizabeth said "I'm sorry Jack." and Jack responded "They done what's right by them...". I then realized it was in reference to his crew abandoning him.

2b: I realized during this viewing that William's ability to save Jack via the sword throw was proven at the beginning of the film in his duel with Jack.
2b: "Elizabeth, it would never have worked between us darling. I'm sorry."

1: After the end credits, the monkey swims back to the treasure and picks up a coin. Underneath the moonlight, he's exterior transforms before giving a screech and jumping at the camera.
1=20160118, 2a=20170718, 2b=20171112

Watched bits and parts before.
Watched 20160118 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched first half (64 minutes) on 20170718 (Netflix, Instant, Bigscreen), second half (79 minutes) on 20171112 (Netflix, Instant)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Gore Verbinski. 143 min

Relevant Links:
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (IMDb.com)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (RottenTomatoes.com)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Wikipedia.org)
Pirates of the Caribbean (film) (Wikipedia.org)

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