Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Sunday, 7mate, 6.30pm, PG (2003)
Johnny Depp (pictured) is unmissable as a halfdrunk, half-mad pirate in this high-seas thriller. His boat has been seized by the evil Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), whose crew have been turned into living skeletons by a curse. Volunteering to help Depp get his vessel back is Orlando Bloom, who is trying to rescue the kidnapped Keira Knightley. With Depp and Rush hogging the limelight, a barrage of visual effects, sweeping cinematography and a deafening soundtrack, it’s no wonder that co-stars Bloom and Knightley are almost lost in the mix. A terrific yarn, playfully helmed by director Gore Verbinski (The Ring).