Friday, July 14, 2006

How Johnny Depp saves a movie: or a review on Pirates of the Carribean

If you are thinking that you may not want to read this post just know there will be no spoilers to the movie only a short review.

If I had to rate the movie from one to ten, one being the worst and ten the best, I would rate the movie six. The movie is fun, full of exciting fight scenes, its music easily hooks you into the mood of the movie, but the movie's plot was awful. By the end, you are left asking certain questions and can easily find parts of the movie that do not make sense for what person would ever do such things. Of course, it is just a movie, but even in movies we expect some realistic sense.

What made me actually enjoy the movie is Johnny Depp's character Captain Jack Sparrow. Once again Johnny Depp captures the audience by his performance. I could care less about Orlando Bloom or Keira Knightley's characters. Not that the actors are terrible (okay maybe Bloom), but the movie really did not need them. It is Depp who makes you laugh, enjoy the fight scenes, and Depp who saves the movie from going to Davey Jones' locker. Without Depp the movie would definitely not carry such a swagger, but include Depp and exclude his fellow main characters and you shall still find a movie that is commentable.

I give the movie a six mostly on Depps's performance. I do care for what happens to Captain Jack Sparrow and would most likely watch a movie just on Depp portraying his drunk pirate on improv. Johnny Depp, I enjoyed your perfomance, but as for the rest of the movie... well we shall just leave it at that.


Melissa said...

I'm going to go see it this weekend, soley for Johnny Depp's performance. Keira Knightly, I could care less about, and Orlando Bloom- Well, I shall share a rather *inappropriate* comment made by a friend of mine recently: "Orlando Bloom is quite possibly the worst actor ever. It's like, he looks off into the distance, says something obvious and swings his sword. And if you think he's attractive, that's the same thing as lesbianism in my book."

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