After a new Pirates of the Caribbean film has recently added to the franchise, it only makes sense to watch the other films and relive the magic.
The new Pirates of the Caribbean film has received mixed reviews. Some fans, like myself, being over the moon. Some claiming it acted ‘like a sinking ship.’ And some lying somewhere in between. It’s all very intense!
Nevertheless, here’s my opinion on the Pirates of the Caribbean films ranked worst to best.
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Plot: when pirate Angelica (Penelope Cruz) finds Caption Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), she forces him to accompany her to Blackbeard’s (Ian McShane) ship. Then, they set out to seek The Fountain of Youth. Meanwhile, Captain Jack’s rival, Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), is also seeking The Fountain.
With this film, I feel that with Elizabeth (Kiera Knightly) and Will (Orlando Bloom) not being in it, it slightly lost its magic. The mermaids were amazing, though.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Plot: the new film shows Captain Jack down on his luck, but things get worse when Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) escapes from The Devil’s Triangle. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the Trident of Poseidon.
Even though I loved this movie, I’d be lying if I said I prefered it to the first three films. The first three have all of the loveable, iconic, characters and are so memorable.
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Plot: Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes to collect a debt from Captain Jack, so he must a way to avoid his fate.
There was so much action and drama that, while it was enjoyable, it was sometimes hard to keep up with when I was younger. The ending will always destroy me though – poor Jack!
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Plot: Will Turner, Elizabeth Swan and Captain Barbossa join forces to rescue Captain Jack from Davy Jones’ Locker. Meanwhile, the love between Will and Elizabeth continues to grow stronger as they have the most epic and unique wedding.
I love how fun, adventurous, romantic and dramatic this is. The soundtrack fits in so well with it. Plus, the end credit-scene is great ;).
1.Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Plot: when pirates kidnap the governor’s daughter, Elizabeth, who’s in possession of a valuable coin that’s linked to a curse, Will must rescue her. He finds help from an unlikely source; Captain Jack Sparrow. He’s a pirate that has recently arrived at Port without a ship… Or crew.
This is the film that started it all and introduced us to the beautiful pirate, so of course it’d be the best! It’s filled with humour, action, romance, an amazing cast and an unpredictable plot. What more could you want?
Let me know if you agree, and if you don’t, why not?