Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Counting down toward "World's End" Part ONE

The days are nearing when the pirates sail toward the last stage of the trilogy,
the trilogy of the Pirates of the Caribbean,
one that is nearing its end; At World's End.

And you thought we'll never see Captain Jack Sparrow again...
Of course not, nobody in the right mind would think that.

He may have been swallowed by the Kraken (monster octopus) in Dead Man's Chest, but he is nowhere near dead, at least not till we bring him back for one last sail.

But before we do, let's bring back memories of the first movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

The world was introduced to Pirates of the Caribbean in 2003, and the adventure film starring the charismatic trio of Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley was an instant hit.

In fact it was so good that it grossed more than $650million worldwide.
To think that a film inspired by a Disney theme park ride can garner such success is truly amazing.

"Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)", the theme song for the Pirates of the Caribbean theme park ride welcomed us into the world of pirates when The Curse of the Black Pearl began.

A young Elizabeth Swann onboard a ship sailing toward Port Royal rescued a boy found floating on the sea.
The boy, Will Turner, carries with him a gold skull medallion which was promptly hidden away from the view of others by Miss Swann.
As she kept the gold, a glimpse of a ship with black sails disappears into the mist.
It was to be the legendary Black Pearl, a pirate ghost ship helmed by Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).

8 years had past and Miss Swann has grown into a young woman (Keira Knightley), and the time for marriage has arrived.
When Commodore Norrington (Jack Davenport) proposes to Elizabeth over a cliff side, she fainted and fell into the sea.

As she sink into the sea, the gold medallion which she carries with her suddenly emitted a strange pulse.
It was to be a signal that brought the attention of the Black Pearl.
Elizabeth was eventually saved by a witty yet sometimes looney of a character Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
But a pirate has no place in Port Royal and he was sent behind bars.

While he mulls over his bad fortune, the Black Pearl arrived one night in rampage and took Elizabeth away.
The pirates believed that she holds the cure to their curse, a curse to be undead.

Out of love and desperation, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) seek alliance with, and freed Jack Sparrow in an attempt to rescue Elizabeth.
Jack knew that Will holds the real cure.

After gathering a crew, Jack and Will set sail to Isla De Muerta, the place where the pirates of Black Pearl would go to break their curse.
While on their voyage, the pair forged an unlikely friendship.

With Elizabeth eventually saved and the pirates of Black Pearl defeated, the ship was returned to its rightful captain, Captain Jack Sparrow.

But well... the self-proclaimed elusive captain was captured once more and sentenced to be hung by the Commodore.

With the help of new found friends, Elizabeth and Will, Jack escapes and reunite with his crew and ship, the Black Pearl.

The Curse of the Black Pearl ends but the adventure will not.
The success of Pirates of the Caribbean would lead to a sequel: Dead Man's Chest, where the adventure gets more risky and the plot gets thicker.

And that we will save for another day, well... next day, as we continue the recap before At World's End unfold its sails come end this week.