– But you have heard of me!
This is just great, good fun and most fun of all is of course Captain Jack Sparrow, even though he’s hardly the archetypal hero! He is treacherous, schrewd and eccentric. He’s a master of self-promotion and self-interest. He’s a trickster. He uses wit and deceit to reach his goals, utilizing complex wordplay to confuse his enemies. He’s a skilled swordsman, but prefers to flee dangerous situation. He fights only when necessary.
“Why fight when you can negotiate? All one needs is the proper leverage!”
And Johnny Depp is brilliant as Captain Jack Sparrow, bringing a nerve and edge to the movies, that make them attractive even for adults!
Try also to see the movies’ somewhat darker forerunner, Captain Blood.