It was released in 2003 and grossed over $600 million.
Do you remember that time when we learned most things through television? I clearly remember sitting in front of the couch when I saw the trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. That mix of action scenes, along with an aesthetic I’ve always loved, along with an iconic soundtrack is what made me want to see it.
So, when I was almost 9 years old I went to the movies, shared a beautiful moment with the family, and hallucinated when the movie ended. To this day it is still one of my favorite films, with the famous phrase “Bring me that horizon” etched into its skin next to Black Pearl. I don’t think there is a bad time to recommend watching this movie again. Although this is a somewhat irregular saga, I think the first part of the story is just amazing. So, now that we can see it on Disney Plus and summer is over, we should take advantage.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl It was first introduced in 2003 as a result of an idea that arose from the California Disneyland attraction. Directed by Gore Verbinski, this story revolves around the eccentric (at the time not so) figure of Captain Jack Sparrow and his quest to recover the Black Pearl from the pirates who betrayed him.
With a budget of 140 million dollars, doesn’t slow down in presenting the perfect content that has all the necessary elements to become a blockbuster. First, it has the presence of Johnny Deep in the leading role, giving life to the character in a unique way and, for sure, one of the roles of his life. On the other hand, Orlando Bloom, in the midst of the highest peak of fame thanks to his role as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings, joined the project to play Will Tuner and, in fact, this film was promoted during the passes from Las Dos Torres to take advantage of the pull. Finally, a very young Keira Knightley, who we saw in a supporting role in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, closes the circle to bring us Elizabeth Swan. It turns out that he was only 17 years old when he accepted the role, thinking he would be fired a few days later for not measuring up.
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It was decided to follow the Gladiator line for the main theme
Thus begins a story set in golden age of piracy, but with heavy doses of fantasy. There are many elements that explain the success of this movie, but it is better to take it slow. First of all, I think we can say that the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt is important to give the whole film the necessary epicness and should not be underestimated. It is definitely one of the most popular today and we all can afford it. Surprisingly, it was decided to follow the line of Gladiator for the main theme, always remembering “The War”, which is not unusual in the films of the same composer.
Moving on to the attributes, I think it has a great start, presenting the first meeting between Will and Elizabeth and the mystery of the Aztec coin. The atmosphere is amazing all the time, it continues to be like this throughout the film. To this we must add a very interesting work by direction, which is the first appearance of the iconic Jack Sparrow. Deep’s charisma, his way of doing comedy and more very well written dialogues They continue to add details to the film. If we can finally add pirate-ghosts, naval combat and sword duels, the combo will be bomb.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl grossed more than 650 million dollars, which led to four more deliveries. We can vary the main trilogy and the last two a little more in the timeline, but continue the pirate adventure. However, on a personal note, I consider that the best is the first, so now that it is available on Disney Plus, (along with the remaining installments), it is always a good opportunity to see it.