“You best start believing in ghost stories, Ms. Turner. You’re in one!”
The first and the most iconic of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) helped bring an iconic Disneyland ride to life with the storyline about Aztec coins that have been a curse to the crew of the mutinous Black Pearl, led by Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).
Meanwhile, it also introduced Disney fans to Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), which gave Depp an Oscar nomination for Best Actor and had become an iconic Disney character ever since.
The visual effects on how the undead crew were breathtaking that it felt like seeing a cross between a human body and a human skeleton.
It was notable for Zoe Saldana’s breakthrough as Anamaria but since she was treated poorly on-set, she decided not to be on any of the four follow-ups.
The Curse of the Black Pearl is a blessing and a Timeless Classic.