"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" defied the odds of becoming a mainstream and critical success by being a movie based on a theme park ride. The story is well-written with interesting characters. Johnny Depp plays Captain JAck Sparrow and is a constant scene stealer. He is a well-rounded anti-hero and provides some comedic relief occasionally. However, Depp is not the only actor stealing scenes in this movie. Geoffrey Rush plays Captain Barbosa and does phenomenal in the role. Rush has campy and great lines and makes them all flow naturally. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley have good chemistry and make a believable romance. Although the love story is not completely fleshed out, it still adds something on top of action. The action is thrilling and although the effects are a bit dated (this movie was made in 2003) they are not terrible by any means. I think one thing that makes this movie so rewatchable is the amazing score composed by Klaus Badelt and produced by Hans Zimmer. The music adds adventure and excitement as well as tension and suspense. This movie is fun and immersive, much like the ride at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld. The script is well-written, there are some campy lines, but then that is to be expected in a swashbuckling pirate flick. This is the best film in the series for sure. It is by no means a perfect film, but it is a fun and exciting movie that will keep you glued to the screen until the last frame. Overall, I give this movie an 8.5/10.