Thursday, November 29, 2007

Never Forget

Who can forget Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies? If you haven't seen them, you should. My favorite one is still the first, though the other two are pretty good too. I think the first one was just such a surprise, at least to me. I didn't know what to expect. We went to see it because Jeffrey loves tall ships, and pirates have ships, so it seemed to be a movie made just for him. I would have a hard time picking a favorite scene from that movie, but I still cheer, no matter how many times I've seen it, when Captain Jack is sword fighting with Will in the blacksmith's shop, and he throws the ashes into Will's face. Will says, "You cheated!" and Captain Jack says, "Pirate" with a little shrug of his shoulders. It's just a "duh, what did you expect?" moment.

I also really enjoyed Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland. Yes, Johnny Depp can be a serious actor, but there's still the fun in this movie. It's sweet, and it made me cry. I love the interaction between Depp, as J.M. Barrie, and the Davies brothers, especially Peter who took everything so seriously and had forgotten how to be a kid. J.M. Barrie gives Peter a journal and encourages him to use his imagination:
J.M. Barrie: Write about your family, Write about the talking Whale.
Peter Llewelyn Davies: What Whale?
J.M. Barrie: The one that is trapped in your imagination, desperate to get out.
Pirates of the Caribbean is the movie that brought Johnny Depp to my attention, and I really believe that Captain Jack Sparrow will always be my favorite Johnny Depp character. I love how he's so flamboyant. He's just darn good, and so much fun! Now, whenever a new Johnny Depp movie comes out, I'm ready to check it out. Coming this Christmas, Johnny Depp stars in the new Tim Burton movie Sweeney Todd . Be sure to visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site to find out more, and visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace to enter for a chance to meet Johnny Depp. I never really understood the whole thing about screaming fans, but I'm screaming now - even though it's only on the inside. OMG! Johnny Depp! I am so going to win, well, at least enter and hope to win.


  1. ok I really lead a sheltered life I need to see some movies not seen any of these.

  2. They're available on DVD. I don't know if your library has movies or not, but we usually end up requesting movies from our library. Sometimes we have to wait a while, but once we get them, we get to keep them for a week, and it doesn't cost us anything.

    Of course, we own the Pirates DVDs - well, the first two. #3 comes out on Tuesday.


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