Endless Summer

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

RELEASE DATE Dec. 2

WHAT'D IT MAKE? $283 million

COOL SPECIAL FEATURES Johnny Depp is forced to explain his endearingly preposterous portrayal of eyeliner-loving pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in a commentary track. And a behind-the-scenes feature shows us just how those pirates turned into skeletons in that too-scary-for-kids moonlight scene.

WORTH WATCHING AGAIN (AND AGAIN)? Sort of. The swoon-worthy pairing of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley should be enough to get some viewers to watch summer's biggest surprise hit once more. And Depp's eccentric swashbuckling is a career highlight. But the ramshackle plotline may start to grate on the third (or fifteenth) viewing.

Originally posted Oct 13, 2003
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