So I haven't journaled here in a while so to catch up.. Yeah, after many years of not being particularly interested in anything I have found my favorite movie. I only say it's my favorite because it's the first film whereby I saw the movie two days in a row (and have seen it three times since as well). I read the entire script online. And I am changing my vernacular to enhance my 'at home experience' with the film, savvy? Most of my friends are completely into it, the pirate movie and the movie musical has made fine comebacks!
Truly, Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl would have sucked big time had Jack Sparrow been played as typical pirate. I would never have sat through all those battle scenes, swordfights and such without the promise of seeing the swaying and sashaying Pirate weaving in and out of the lens. I truly cannot think of a single more memorable character in any film. Ever. I will even include cartoons in that. I have seen many other movies since the first two times in a row I saw POTC and they were good but totally disappointing on the entertainment factor.
The biggest compliment I can give this movie and Johnny Depp is that Captain Jack Sparrow made my viewing of Stifler in "American Wedding" a sadly boring character. Stifler?! BORING? Yes. I fear it is so. American Wedding was amusing, gross, scream worthy all around. But ultimately..sigh. Boring. I'm worried this will be the post-POTC affect on me.
Disney would be mad donkeys if the a) do not make a sequel and b) don't let Johnny Depp do whatever he wants.
It will be very interesting for me whether or not POTC turns out to have staying powering in my list of favorites. I'm not saying it's a better film than my previous favorite "To Kill A Mockingbird" or "Casablanca". But it is merely my favorite, for all its plot flaws, lengthy running time and generally being a genre I don't care for (the swashbuckling pirate movie).
Jack : You, sailor!
Gibbs : Cotton, sir.
Jack : Mr. Cotton . Do you have the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death? Mr. Cotton ! Answer me!
Gibbs : He's a mute, sir. Poor devil had his tongue cut out, so he trained the parrot to talk for him. No one’s yet figured how...
Jack Sparrow : Mr. Cotton 's... parrot. Same question.
Parrot: Wind in the sails! Wind in the sails!
Mr. Gibbs : Mostly, we figure, that means 'yes.'