it’s pretty remarkable how good pirates of the caribbean: the curse of the black pearl is. with a running time over two hours, it seems like it should be too long. and being based on a ride at disneyland seems like a bad idea. as it was, from that i’ve heard, for the haunted mansion.

but it all fits together pretty remarkably well. depp’s performance as keith richards as a pirate is inspired. and the few hat-tips to the ride are perfect. above all, the movie is fun.

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