2000s, 3/4, Fantasy, Gore Verbinski, Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

#3 in my ranking of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This is the least of the three original Pirates of the Caribbean movies, more overstuffed, unfocused, and all over the place tonally than the previous two films. However, it still has that overarching and earnest desire to entertain, this time on a larger scale,… Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

2000s, 3.5/4, Fantasy, Gore Verbinski, Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

#1 in my ranking of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. I've always considered Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest to be the best of the franchise pretty purely because of its tone. It feels most like the kind of fun adventure tale that each movie seems to shoot for. It has a better… Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

2000s, 3/4, Gore Verbinski, Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

#2 in my ranking of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. I remember when this movie came out in 2003. It was a bit of a cultural phenomenon just thrilling people left and right. I saw it in theaters at the time and thought it was a generally fun adventure movie with a strong visual… Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl