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Film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Country USA
Director Gore Verbinski
Year 2003
Cast Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley, Geoffrey Rush
Details Colour 143 minutes
Plot: Film based on the Disneyworld ride "Pirates of the Caribbean". An Aztec curse has turned a group of pirates into the living dead, moonlight shows them for what they are - a skeleton crew. They kidnap Knightley to try and end the curse because of a medallion she has. Disreputable Depp and brave Bloom set off to rescue her.

A stunning performance by Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Neat imaginative writing. Everything is very tongue-in-cheek. Hollywood film-making at its best. The sequels are plot-less disasters.