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Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie Review

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These are not the kind of pirates we've been hearing so much about in the news lately. These high seas hackers have never heard of Napster (however, rumor has it that Johnny Depp did draw upon musical inspiration for his pirate persona, Captain Jack Sparrow).It has been a long time since there's been a major pirate motion picture. There was Renny Harlan's Cutthroat Island back in 1995, followed a year later by Muppet Treasure Island. It's no wonder filmmakers and studios decided to back off from the genre and give people time to forget. It's been a full decade and then some since the last semi-decent movie in the genre, Hook, hit the big screen. But even that was not entirely a pirate movie. ...view middle of the document...

Verbinski has proven himself again and again as a smart and versatile director -- from his debut feature Mouse Hunt, to The Mexican, to last year's horror hit, The Ring -- he knows how to please a crowd. He's brought together all of the elements we associate with piracy and rather than bombarding us with the stereotypes, he cleverly weaves them into the plot. The plot doesn't disappoint, either: it's a worthy quest adventure for all the right reasons, and there's just enough romance, comedy, and thrills along the way to keep you interested until the very end.Depp, as is his modus operandi, has completely lost himself in the person of... Keith Richards. Yep, Depp himself has said in interviews that he modeled Jack Sparrow on the unsteady, grandiose rock star. It was a risk, but one worth taking as it worked out beautifully. From the kohl-lined eyes, to the flamboyant togs, to the accented and muttering speech, to the sweeping and fey mannerisms... it's all there, and yet it's not a parody. Captain Jack Sparrow is a fully realized...

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