The general consensus amongst moviegoers is that the first Pirates of the Caribbean film is a wonderfully made, fun adventure flick with great characters, a compelling story, and all the swashbuckling action you'd want in a movie about pirates. However, the consensus goes on to state that the films progressively get worse or, according to some, all of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels are hot garbage. While I wholeheartedly agree with the mass majority of people regarding their opinions on the first film, as it is my favourite movie ever made, I refused to believe that the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels were bad movies.
This is my favourite film of all time. That's right, you've heard correctly. A movie based on a Disney theme park attraction is my favourite movie ever made. I have seen this film more times than I can even count and I fall in love with it every single time I watch it. A bit of backstory first. I saw this film in the theatres when I was only 8-years-old and I will never forget it. Not only did I think that this film was one of the longest movies I have ever seen, but I also thought it was one of the scariest and most epic. I loved the swashbuckling adventure filled with sword fights and ship battles with cannons and pirates screaming "Yarg." I loved the romance between Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, I thought Barbossa as the villain was so menacing and scary and of course, I absolutely fell in love with Jack Sparrow. As a kid, this was the biggest adventure I had ever experienced.
Rain Man is one of those movies where it is it always on the "Best Movies of all time" type lists and it always seems to be playing on cable TV every Sunday along with Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, Gladiator, etc. And I since this summer has been the summer of Tom Cruise movies for me, I decided to keep that going into the fall with Rain Man. It's funny when people around you look at you that certain way when you admit that you haven't seen one of their favourite movies. I got that look from every single person in my family when I mentioned that I had never seen Rain Man before. "Oh, Rain Man is a classic! You have to see it, Brandon!"