• Publication date: October 1, 2011

The paradise islands and their deadly curse Pirates Of The Caribbean : The Curse Of The Black Pearl: He�s Not Your Average Pirate

Captain Jack Sparrow is not some obnoxiously serious pirate of yesteryears, but a strangely fashionable, entertaining, drunk who speaks with a lisp and even (unintentionally) evokes laughter and mockery from his crew mates.

Captain Jack Sparrow is not some obnoxiously serious pirate of yesteryears, but a strangely fashionable, entertaining, drunk who speaks with a lisp and even (unintentionally) evokes laughter and mockery from his crew mates.

Captain Jack�s fellow pirates are atypical as well. More precisely, the pirates responsible for stealing Sparrow�s ship are humans cursed to neither live nor die � permanently stuck in limbo; when exposed to moonlight their true essence appears in skeletal form.

And these pirates are not your archetypal pirates either as rather than steal hidden treasures Captain Jack�s foe, Barbossa, wishes to return a stolen treasure to its original location.

Years ago before Barbossa seized Jack�s ship (known as the Black Pearl) the two pirates were close friends. While heading on an expedition to collect a huge pile of gold Barbossa led a mutiny against Jack on the ship, leaving him stranded on a deserted island.

Naturally, Jack was furious about being stranded, though he would later be thankful for his absence. The treasure Barbossa and his crew uncovered initiated a curse on them all; the curse, which leaves them painfully in between life and death cannot be reversed except if all the booty is returned to its rightful place.

Additionally, there more complicated catch. Another requirement for the curse�s removal is that the blood of each pirate who seized the treasure should be dropped on an individual coin and placed back into the chest.

This is not an easy task since Barbossa murdered one of the original thieves. However the blood of the thief�s descendant will suffice, which prompts the Captain�s living-dead crew to kidnap an innocent lady before discovering their true target � who is also seized.

To reclaim his ship and save innocent lives Captain Jack must work alongside authorities who, under ordinary circumstances, would prefer to behead him rather than befriend him.

�Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl� was awarded 5 Oscars and earned more than $654 million worldwide, not including home video rentals and purchases.

This movie is rated PG-13 for action/adventure violence.

Year: 2003

Runtime: 143 mins

Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy

Starring:

Johnny Depp

Orlando Bloom

Keira Knightley

Geoffrey Rush

Zoe Saldana

Jonathan Pryce

Jack Davenport

Lee Arenberg

Mackenzie Crook

Directed by: Gore Verbinski