Guess who finally got around to watching Pirates of the Caribbean and couldn't deal with the feels.
Yeah it wasn't a great movie, but I didn't hate it nearly as much as I did parts 3 and 4. It tied off parts of the story that needed tying off, but nothing will ever come close to the accidental genius that was Curse of the Black Pearl.
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This also reminds me that I have yet to mess around with a wide range of faces.
I agree. Not sure what it was about that first movie, but they really haven't recaptured the same magic from the first one.
Other than that, what stuck out for me were the glaring inconsistencies between specific lore points. For starters: Jack's compass. Tia Dalma specifically said in the second movie that Jack bartered the compass from her; I even remember reading a comic in the Disney magazine around the second movie's release detailing the exact adventure around this detail. I just... ugh, I'm a stickler for consistency, what can I say.
Secondly, how did more than just Barbossa escape the Black Pearl after Blackbeard attacked? The reason I ask this is because Marty (the shortstack) and Murtog, and Mullroy (the questioning redcoats-turned-pirates) all show up after Blackbeard had sealed the Black Pearl. If Jack the Monkey was sealed in the bottle with the ship and Barbossa had to lose a leg in order to escape, were these three just lucky or overlooked in where they should've been?
Maybe I'm just nitpicking, but I will say I was overall satisfied with how the movie turned out. An excellent birthday present to see it in theatres.
But when did they ever mention they were trying to become kings of the ocean? Maybe it was because I watched it at a drive-in theater and missed it, but I believe they were only looking for the trident as another get-rich-quick scheme in Jack's case, to fulfill their father's perceived dream in Carina's case, and to free Will in Henry's case.
I really liked the movie, it might be my second favorite in the series.
It was pretty dang ridiculous and I don't really like any of the sequels that don't include Tentacle Beard, but giving Barbosa some relatable humanity was.... good.
But it's less shitty than the last piece of shit.
Which makes it a superior turd in that respect.