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The Curse of the Black Pearl: Everything you need to know about the Johnny Depp movie

The Curse of the Black Pearl: Everything you need to know about the Johnny Depp movie


When we talk about adventure films, we easily end up citing works that have pirates as protagonists and the context in which they move. The films belonging to this genre, in fact, fully represent the sense of adventure that every lover of this genre is looking for. With exotic settings, daring situations and characters as extravagant as they are iconic, films like Pirates (1986), Corsairs (1995) or even Hook – Captain Hook (1991) are some examples of particularly well-known and well-loved works. However, the arrival in theaters in 2003 of The curse of the first moon has completely awakened a love for pirates and their way of life.

Directed by Gore Verbinskydirector up to that moment who distinguished himself only thanks to A mouse under eviction And The Ringthis is the first installment of the film series Pirates of the gods Caribbean, inspired by the homonymous attraction of the Disney Parks. In it, all those elements that have made this type of work particularly attractive dominate, from the large and characteristic pirate ships to their moral code, from a treasure to find to dangerous enemies to face. All combined, however, with fantasy and supernatural elements, which have made the film even more compelling for the new generations.

The success was immediate: against a budget of 140 million dollars The curse of the first moon has each grossed 654 million worldwide. A result which, combined with the positive reception from critics, has as known pushed the producers to create (to date) no less than four sequels. Before embarking on a vision of the film, however, it will certainly be useful to delve into some of the main curiosities related to it. Continuing here in the reading it will in fact be possible to find further details relating to the plotto the cast of actors and ad even more. Finally, the main ones will also be listed streaming platforms containing the film in their catalogue.


The curse of the first moon: the plot of the movie

The story behind the film takes place around 1728 and has the pirate captain as protagonists Jack Sparrowthe blacksmith Will Turner and the governor’s beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Swanwhose lives are intertwined in the village of Port Royal. Will is secretly in love with Elizabeth who, eight years earlier, had saved him from certain death at sea, hiding the evidence that could make him recognize as a pirate. The girl, even if forced to marry the commodore James Norringtonfeels in turn a very strong feeling for the young man Turner. On her wedding day, however, Elizabeth is kidnapped by the pirate Hector Barbossa and by his ship’s crew Black Pearl.

It is at that point that Will will be forced to make an unlikely alliance Jack Sparrow, the only one able to save the girl, being an expert connoisseur of the seas and an old ally of Barbossa. In the course of their research, however, the two discover that they are dealing with something that goes beyond human understanding. Barbossa and her crew are in fact victims of an ancient curse, from which they can only free themselves thanks to the blood of the heir of a well-known pirate. Thus begins a journey across the seas that will lead Jack, Will and Elizabeth to face adventures they never thought possible.


The curse of the first moon: the cast, ships and locations of the film

The undisputed star of the film is the actor Johnny Depp, who thanks to his portrayal of the pirate Jack Sparrow earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor, as well as delivering to the world one of the most memorable characters from cinema in recent decades. As is well known, in bringing him to life Depp was greatly inspired by his friend Keith Richardsguitarist of the Rolling Stones. There were also many interpretations he performed, most of which ended up in the film. Next to him, in the role of Will Turner, there is instead Orlando Bloomalready famous for playing Legolas in the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings.

Precisely because of the notoriety he enjoyed as a result of those films, he was chosen for the part, thus being preferred to the other candidate, Heath Ledger. Will was originally supposed to be the protagonist of the film, but the better known Deep and his performance as Sparrow ended up stealing all the attention. In the role of Elizabeth Swann there is instead a seventeen year old Keira Knightley, at the time still little known and became a world star thanks to this film. Since she was still a minor at the time of filming, the actress was accompanied by her mother throughout the set. They then find themselves in the film the Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa and Jonathan Pryce in those of Weatherby Swann, Elizabeth’s father.

As for the locations, however, the volcano island was chosen St.Vincentin the Caribbean, as the main filming location, as it had a particularly quiet beach. Three Port Royal and Tortuga piers were built there. Of great importance for the film were the three ships: Black Pearl, Dauntless And Interceptors. For budgetary reasons, the ships were built on the docks, with only six days spent at sea for the battle between the Black Pearl and the Interceptor. The first two were built on barges, with computer-generated imagery completing the structures. Instead, the Interceptor was a revised Lady Washington, a full-scale, working replica of the vessel from Aberdeen, Washington.

The trailer of The curse of the first moon and where to watch the film in streaming and on TV

You can enjoy The curse of the first moon thanks to its presence on some of the most popular streaming platforms on the net today. This is in fact available in the catalogs of Rakuten TV, Chili Cinema, Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime Videos And Disney+. To see it, once the reference platform has been chosen, it will be enough to rent the single film or subscribe to a general subscription. In this way you will be able to watch it in total comfort and at the best video quality. The film is also present in the television schedule of Wednesday 3 May at 21:20 On the canal Italy 1.

Source: IMDb