I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean because I
Johnny Depp in Chocolat, I appreciated Orlando Bloom in Lord of the Rings, and
I liked Geoffrey Rush in Tailor of Panama.
After seeing this movie, I like how Depp plays his
character--showcases his acting talent, of making his interpretation
"fit" the movie. I also am happy to discover that Orlando
Bloom succeeds as a romantic hero and I can see clearly his appeal,
presence, and mostly his talent which will be showcased in what is
becoming more apparent--a
career of solid performances. In addition, Geoffrey Rush does his part
well as the villain.
This movie is intended to be fun and Depp
carries the heavy job
of pulling this off in a way audiences can accept, become a part of, and
Bloom proves his talent in the "serious" scenes
such as when he arrives at the Governor's mansion to bring the sword for
his love interest's fiance'.
Rush simply adds his "pirate-like" talent
whenever he's shown.
So this movie succeeds because of these three, great
Lastly, if you've ridden the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at
Disneyland, from which the movie is based, the film stays with the "tone" of this ride.
(You can read more about Johnny Deep in Chocolat)