Monday, April 2, 2012

Movie Monday: Pirates of the Caribbean

Honestly, I'm surprised I've made it this long into my Movie Monday series without posting about today's movie. Because it's one of my all time favourites, and it seems shocking that it should have taken me nearly six months to get around to writing about it!

Pirates of the Caribbean. The first and the best, obviously! The rest were - let's face it - highly entertaining, but a little bit rubbish... ANYOFFTOPICTANGENT, moving on...

Reasons why Pirates of the Caribbean is awesome:
1. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. The man is a genius, that's all there is to it.
2. Wheeeeee, sailing ships!
3. Geoffrey Rush. He's right up there with Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman for his versatility in my opinion.
4. Will breaking the wall sconce in the Governor's house and hiding in an umbrella stand. (I'm SURE I had a gif of this somewhere. Do you think I can find it?? *cries*)
5. Orlando Bloom. Sure, he's not the world's greatest actor. But I love him in this, even if he's all angsty and annoying in the sequels.
6. Jack's entrance. BEST. ENTRANCE. EVER.
7. Kevin R. McNally. He's hilarious.
8. The dog with the keys.
9. The soundtrack.
10. Keira Knightley's ridiculous eyebrow raises. They make me laugh.
You have great eyebrows, Keira. But the left one tends to get...quizzical. Also, source.
11. The selected commentary by Jack Davenport and Keira Knightley. It's BRILLIANT.
12. Jack and Will's fight in the blacksmiths.
13. Aztec gold.
14. The monkey. Apparently during filming, they had to shoot it with a water pistol to make it look at the camera. But they kept missing the monkey and hitting Geoffrey Rush. Ahahahaha.
15. Jack's grin when his plan comes together.
16. Loading the guns with cutlery.
17. Will's hideous hat at the end. It's very...Three Musketeers...
18. Drunk Jack on the island.
19. Pintel and Ragetti.
20. Will saving Jack from being hanged.
21. Murtogg and Mulroy.
22. A compass that points you in the direction of what you most want is a genius idea.
23. Johnny Depp liked Jack Sparrow's tattoo of a sparrow against a rising sun so much that he got one the same after filming finished.
24. The crew included an historian. I WANT THAT JOB. Like, now.
25. Jack's running. How can you not love it??

Plus, as always, the following quotes:
- "You're off the edge of the map, mate. Here there be monsters."
- "There'll be no living with her after this."
- "If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it."
- "I'll buy you a hat. A really big one. Commodore."
- "This is just like what the Greeks done at Troy. 'Cept they was in a horse instead of dresses..."
- "Welcome to the Caribbean, love."
- "So we're all men of our word, really. Except for Elizabeth, who is in fact a woman."
- "Stop blowing holes in my ship!!!"
- "Now, bring me that horizon."
- "We're devils, we're black sheep, we're really bad eggs, drink up me hearties, yo ho!"
- "Unless you have a rudder and a lot of sails hidden in that bodice - unlikely - young Mr. Turner will be dead long before you can reach him."
- "I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Means no."
- "Clearly, you've never been to Singapore."
- "We know you're 'ere, poppet!"
- "I can't bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies, savvy?"
- "Human hair. From my back."
- "I think we've all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically."
- "You like pain? Try wearing a corset."
- "You need to find yourself a girl, mate. Or perhaps the reason you practice three hours a day is that you already found one, and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet. You're not a eunuch, are you??"
- "Easy on the goods, darlin'."
- "You are without doubt the worst pirate I've ever heard of." "But you have heard of me."
- "You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before"?"
- "Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate."
- "But why is the rum gone???"
- "Damn to the depths whatever muttonhead thought of parley!" "That would be the French."
- "You will always remember this as the day that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow."

And for the record? That counts as restraining myself on the quotes front. Because I can recite basically the entire script from memory.

Do you guys love it as much as I do?? No, seriously. Tell me! Savvy? ;)

K xx


  1. I love how they incorporated the song from the ride, totally brilliant. I also really, really loved the love story in this one. I know it got annoying and stupid in the sequels, but here it was quite adorable.


    And yes, Jack Sparrow FTW. Best original character in a long, long time.

    Quotes to add to the list:

    "I can't bring this ship into Tortuga all by my onesie, savvy?"

    "This is either madness, or brilliance."..."It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."

    1. When I was visiting Megan in Nebraska, we found these t-shirts at Penneys that said "I [heart] Orlando". This happened:
      Megan: How cool are those t-shirts????
      Megan's mum: Orlando? Like in Florida??
      Me: Um. No. Like in Bloom...

      We didn't end up buying them, because we were chickens. But the t-shirts were awesome just the same.

  2. I just love you.

    Also: "Damn to the depths whatever muttonhead thought of parley!" "That would be the French."

    I have not seen this movie in ages. I need to rectify this when I go home.

    1. I thought of you when that line came up in the movie. And YES. RECTIFY ASAP!!

  3. I love this movie. It's one of the ones that I can watch over and over again!

    1. I will never get sick of this movie. And if I do, I'll just play the Lego Wii game instead!! ;)

    2. omigosh, My kids love the Wii game!!! And I laugh so hard because the little Captain Jack character manages to run like a drunkard, even though he's a Lego man. Brilliant.

    3. YES. I get irritated when I have to play as anyone who ISN'T Jack because the running is so hilariously perfect.

  4. I love Pirates of the Caribbean Johnny Depp made that movie ;)

    1. He really did. What's funny is when you listen to his commentary and find out how ridiculously over the top he wanted to make Jack Sparrow. Apparently his original idea was that Jack would have no nose and would be afraid of pepper. Basically, Johnny Depp is kind of insane, but also a total genius!

  5. Great movie, JD creates the best original characters ever....I also love Orlando (this has just reminded me that I still need to watch the three musketeers)who between this and Legolas will always have a place in my heart.

    I used to have a necklace that was one of the coins...v upset it was lost in one of my moves.

    1. I haven't seen The Three Musketeers either! Definitely on my list of movies to watch.

      That's so cool that you had a necklace like that! I'd be devastated if I had one and it got lost...

  6. HA! Such a great movie! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought of the 3 Musketeers with Orlando Bloom's hat at the end. The first one was the absolute best! I haven't seen the newest one (don't kill me it's on my to-do list!) and even though I really enjoyed the others, the first was the best.

    1. I can remember sitting there in the theatre thinking "WOW. That is a seriously ugly hat..." Clearly it made a little too much of an impression on me! ;)

      I actually liked the newest one more than the third one. I think it was because of the lack of Will and Elizabeth and their angsty love story... Plus, mermaids make a nice change from Davy Jones and his fishy crew!

    2. The only good thing about the series after this one was that it gave me my derby name.




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