Pirates Of The Caribbean Analysis

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, directed by Gore Verbinski, is one of the most influential pieces of cinema in the disney movie franchise. The movie was well received by the majority of people that viewed it. However, not everyone was as impressed with the movie, like film critic Roger Ebert for example. While Ebert, at the time working as a film critic for Chicago Sun-Times, gave the movie three stars, there are some critiques that are incredibly incorrect. The article focuses a lot on the stellar performances of Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush, Jack Sparrow and Barbossa respectively, while making light of the respectable performance of Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann. He also spends a good segment of his review bashing the action scenes and deeming them pointless based on the plot of the movie. Overall, Roger Ebert believes the movie was decent, but went on for far too long, calling it, “a nice little 90-minute B movie trapped inside the 143 minutes of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” ( There is an argument to be made about Roger Ebert’s rollercoaster ride of a review on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, especially concerning his opinions on the performances of some of the actors and the fighting. While the performances of Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp were indeed marvelous, Roger Ebert’s opinion on the performance of Keira Knightley could not be more wrong. Ebert describes her

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