Corrected entry: Jack Sparrow finds out about the curse of the Black Pearl when he's imprisoned, and two crew of the Pearl encounter him. He didn't know what the curse was, or whether it existed until this point. Shortly afterwards, Will Turner reveals his identity to him, in which Jack Sparrow then schemes to use Will to barter him for the Pearl in exchange for providing the crew a way to remove the curse... How is it possible for Jack Sparrow to know that the crew needed Will Turner without knowing about the curse in the first place?
Corrected entry: When Will and Jack try to escape the execution, the guards surround them and hold them at gunpoint. However, they stand around them in a circle, so if they shot them, they would've all shot each other. Even if they had extremely good aim, they're standing very close to them, so the bullets would've passed through them.raph
Corrected entry: During the attack on Port Royal, Will throws an axe at Jacoby, presumably killing him; he is therefore surprised to see Jacoby alive a short time later. However, Will threw the axe into Jacoby's back, meaning neither ever saw the other's face - there is no reason why either Will or Jacoby would recognize each other when they meet later in the battle.Texijapi
Corrected entry: Right after the final duel between Barbossa and Sparrow, Barbossa states he feels cold and then drops dead. We then see a shot of Barbossa's apple dropping from his hand. This could be reminiscent of another Disney movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), in which she is poisoned by the witch and also drops the apple in the same way.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film Elizabeth takes the Aztec gold coin from Will while he is unconscious. However, when we discover that anyone who took a gold coin or had possession of the coin, would be cursed. If this is the case, then why weren't Elizabeth, or even Will, cursed?matsukiaoi
Corrected entry: Completely unavoidable but still a mistake. When the pirates are in skeletal mode, much of their speech would be incoherent as they don't have lips. Most noticeable when Ragetti says 'Bloody pirates!' - you need lips to make 'b's and 'p's.
Corrected entry: When Elizabeth is dining with Barbossa she is first formally eating and cutting her food. When Barbossa says that she must be hungry, Elizabeth puts down the knife. When she picks it up again before stabbing Barbossa, the knife is clean with no sign of use even though she didn't wipe it.
Corrected entry: When Jack and Elizabeth are being marooned, Jack dives off the plank wearing his boots. When he wades ashore, he is barefoot and is carrying only his sword and pistol, not his boots. He remains barefoot throughout the stay on the island. But after he and Elizabeth are rescued, his boots mysteriously reappear.
Corrected entry: The scene where Elizabeth and Will put the bomb in the skeleton and shove him out of the moonlight so he explodes is impossible. If he were truly solid, there would be no oxygen in his stomach for the fuse to burn off of, therefore he would just have a bomb sitting around in his stomach.
Corrected entry: When the Black Pearl is pursuing the Interceptor in the overview shot of the two ships, you can see the big flag on the back of the Interceptor and the one on top of the mast. They are flying straight backwards as if with the airstream, however for a sailing boat to move forwards the wind has to come from the back or the sides, therefore making it impossible for the flag to fly straight backwards since the ship cannot move faster than the wind pushing it forwards.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack Sparrow is introduced (Number Two to select on the DVD) he has three plaits on his beard. However, as he steps off of the boat, he only has two. As his boat is currently sinking, I doubt that he would have time to change this. Throughout the rest of the movie he only has two.
Corrected entry: When the Pearl is chasing after the Intercepter to retrieve the gold medallion, the Interceptor drops its anchor into the water. As it catches and the ship suddenly dips forward the back of the ship is shown. The rear of the ship emerges from the water and you can see the propeller on the back of the ship spinning out of the water and splashing.Matty W
Corrected entry: In the fight scene between Jack and Barbossa near the end of the movie (just after Jack has found out he was cursed). There is a moment when Jack slashes at Barbossa's back with his sword and for a fraction of a second in the top left corner of the screen in the background; you can see the outlines/silhouettes of two crew members leaning on some scaffolding watching the fight.
Corrected entry: When the crew of the Black Pearl go to the cave the first time and are unloading valuables, Pintel says to Riggeti that once the curse is lifted they will buy him a new glass eye. Riggeti responds how the wooden eye splinters something awful. How can the wooden eye bother him if he has the curse of the Black Pearl and he can not feel any pain?
Corrected entry: As Elizabeth falls into the sea, Jack is talking to the two military guards, obviously just finishing a fascinating story, with "...and they made me their chief." This is one of the (discernible) lines spoken by the permanently drunk and incoherent Rowley Birkin QC, Johnny Depp's (Jack) favorite character from "The Fast Show" (1994).He's My Brother
Corrected entry: In Jack's escape attempt from Port Royal, the first thing he does is grab a rope, release the suspended cannon above, and ride the rope upwards, when he reaches the top of the post, he is shown dangling at the end of the rope as the post that held the cannon swings around rather swiftly. Since the cannon was dropped straight down, and Jack was hoisted straight up, there is nothing to account for the enormous momentum that it takes to swing Jack about like that.
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, Elisabeth tells Will "It's OK". The abbreviation "OK" didn't exist at the time of the movie, it came up in the 19th century.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack and Elizabeth are marooned on an island, she gets him to have yet another swing of rum. But he falls back while drinking. Although we can hear him fall back, a part of the bottle is still visible at the bottom of the screen. If he had indeed fallen back, the angle and position of the bottle would be different.
Corrected entry: Just after the Black Pearl attacks the Interceptor, Elizabeth realizes that she doesn't have the medallion, and Will goes below to get it. When Will goes below, there is water in the cabin to a level just above his ankles. He searches for the Medallion, then spots Barbossa's monkey, who has retrieved the medallion to take back to Barbossa. Even though the Medallion was on the floor and the floor was flooded, the monkey looks relatively dry. If that furry thing had fished the medallion out of the water, it should have been soaking wet.
Corrected entry: When the treasure chest full of the cursed gold, in the cave at Isla de Muerta, is shown, the figures carved onto the side of the chest are NOT actually Aztec.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner commandeer the Dauntless, and later the Interceptor, Commodore Norrington says to "search every cabin, every hull down to the bilges." As the Dauntless is obviously not a catamaran or a trimaran, it has one hull. So searching "every hull" is impossible.
Corrected entry: At the very start of the film when the young Elizabeth wakes up the young Will, she calms him by saying "It's ok." The earliest this phrase has been recorded is 1839. Which puts its use well after the film's period. In the film, a precedent has been set to use language appropriate to the period (instead of modern language), and this phrase falls outside of that precedent.
Corrected entry: When Jack says "and you're completely obsessed with treasure," Will has a lantern in his right hand and his left hand is on the boat, and he's leaning to his left. But in the next shot when they're getting out of the boat, it's reversed. His right hand now is on the boat as he's getting out and his left hand has the lantern.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, the chains on Sparrow's handcuffs are long enough for him to be able to throw a loop of chain over the rope and grab it in his other hand, but later in the movie when Sparrow is trying to take off his handcuffs the chain is much shorter (not long enough to throw a loop over the rope as he did earlier).
Corrected entry: When Jack is talking with Murtogg and Mullroy, the two then begin to argue amongst themselves, while Jack is in the background sneaking aboard the ship. Mullroy is holding his weapon next to him with the sworded edge, yet when the camera cuts to behind it's nowhere to seen, obviously allowing for the camera. From the front view it's back by his side, it is like this for several shots.
Corrected entry: In the middle of the film when we see Jack and Will looking over their new crew members, Jack gets to Annamaria, and when the camera looks at the ship it's side on, yet when it cuts back for another view of the ship a few shots later, it's pointing in Jack's direction for a perfect camera shot of the Interceptor.
Corrected entry: When Elizabeth is on her way to the Black Pearl, the first shot we see is from behind the captain, and if you watch this scene closely you don't see anyone entering the main part of the ship from the right, but when it cuts to Elizabeth there is already the bald pirate on the ship, and Elizabeth is climbing over.
Corrected entry: When Jack has just shot Barbossa, he uses both hands to rip open his vest, to see the blood spot begin to form on his chest. He says,"I feel...cold." and then falls to the ground. The next shot shows an apple falling from his hand. If he was just in a fight, and used both hands to rip open his vest, where did the apple come from?
Corrected entry: In the battle between the Interceptor and the Pearl, when Jack asks Elizabeth where the medallion is and she goes to hit him and says 'wretch.' when he grabs her wrist we see her nails. her nails are actually acrylic nails. you can tell because of the pink colour and the way the nail is shaped into the cuticle. The base of the nail is the pink acrylic and she has 'natural' coloured tips on.
Corrected entry: In scene ten, Jack Sparrow's prison cell on the Black Pearl, which is in the closest cell on the right, is busted open by the Interceptor's cannons. In scene eleven, when the crew of the Interceptor is captured, the majority of the crew is placed in the exact same cell that Jack Sparrow had been busted out of, on the right side, but the lock has been mysteriously fixed.
Corrected entry: The solid cannon shot explodes in flames. Shells that exploded weren't invented until the mid-19th century.
Corrected entry: When Elizabeth is about to smack Jacoby in the head with the large gold sceptre, she says "You like pain? Try wearing a corset." In the 18th century, that garment was called "stays," and that is certainly the word she would have used. Similarly, in the scene in which her father brings her a new dress, she appears to be uncomfortable in the stays, as if she had never worn them before: a woman of her socio-economic class would have been wearing stays since she was at least 7 years old.
Corrected entry: As Will comes on board the Black Pearl after his own ship blows up, not a drop of water falls off his clothes. Yet he has just been swimming in the ocean, so why isn't he dripping wet?
Corrected entry: When Jack boards the Interceptor after sneaking past the guards, watch when the guards confront him. There's a shot of the guards, and you can see a boat pass by in the background. Then a shot of Jack, then back to the guards. In the background the exact same boat can be seen passing by again.
Corrected entry: It would be physically impossible to crew a ship with two men. The sails alone weigh over 1,000 pounds.
Corrected entry: On Disc 2, go to 'Below Deck', 'Scene Index', then page 2. Highlight 'Types of Pirates' and press right and Enter to view the DVD Credits.
Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the movie when Jack Sparrow dives in to save the unconscious Elizabeth, the water around him is completely devoid of all life. However, when he is carrying her to the surface, there are fish swimming all over. Furthermore, the fish do not move like real fish; real fish would swim away from Jack.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Black Pearl and the Interceptor are battling head to head, the crew of the Interceptor have just dumped all their cannon balls and weaponry into the ocean to lighten their load, but when it shows Jack Sparrow sitting in the brig of the Pearl, a cannon ball blows through his cell and he shouts, "Stop blowin' holes in my ship." Where did they get cannon balls all of a sudden?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Captain Jack Sparrow rescues Elizabeth Swann from the water, when they are reaching the top of the sea after Jack has taken off her dress, you see his arms and legs moving but he isn't holding onto Elizabeth, but if she's unconscious how would she be able to hold on?
Corrected entry: When the Interceptor is trying to escape the Black Pearl, there's a shot of Barbosa from behind. Over his shoulder, there is a pirate dancing quite excitedly on the stern of the ship.
Corrected entry: The black, dread-locked pirate with the white cross on his face loses his arm to the Governor in the assault on the Dauntless. The Governor then continues to fight with this dismembered arm, but we later see the same Pirate with two arms when Norrington joins the attack. Am I right, or does a different Pirate lose his arm? And why does no one continue to fight with Swan after after he lops off their arm.
Corrected entry: When Jack first enters the blacksmith shop, and sees the old man sleeping, he walks up and says "WHOA." You can see that the chain of beads on his headwrap stays securely in place as if it were glued there. However, throughout the rest of the sword fighting scene you can see it moving and swaying as Jack moves around.
Corrected entry: Elizabeth (as a little girl) sees the boy (young William Turner) floating on some driftwood and says calls for help. When Turner is determined to be alive, the Commodore puts Elizabeth in charge of his well being. While looking at him, she spies the medallion on the chain around his neck and realises it's the mark of a pirate. The Commodore comes up behind Elizabeth and asks if the boy is feeling okay (or something to this effect) Elizabeth spins around and hides the medallion behind her back till the commodore leaves. Now, she didn't break the chain, nor did she lift his head up to remove it. When she spins around, the chain is mysteriously off his neck with no effort on her part.
Corrected entry: When young Will is rescued in the beginning, he wakes up and talks for a few moments. When he passes out again, the sound of his head hitting the blanket covered wood can be heard an instant before it actually hits.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack is getting arrested after saving Elizabeth, Norrington looks at Jack's compass and says "...a compass that doesn't point north..." and a clicking sound is made as though the compass has been closed. But if you watch the compass, it doesn't close when the sound is made.
Corrected entry: During the attack on Port Royal Orlando comes out ready to fight with a sword in one hand and an axe in the other which he throws into the back of a pirate who drops dead. I thought the pirates could not die?
Corrected entry: Just before Will runs down the stairs at the prison, to ask Jack where the Black Pearl is, Jack is trying to pick the lock with a bone fragment. When Will appears, Jack leaves the bone in the lock, and we see it once more, when Will says, "You. Sparrow." However, when the lock is shown again, as Jack and Will shake hands, the bone is not in the lock anymore.
00:42:25 - 00:44:15
Corrected entry: Ragetti has a wooden eye. He is always complaining how much the eye is irritating him by splintering and itching. The pirates are under the curse. It would be impossible for him to feel anything, in this case, it should not itch.
Corrected entry: In the first scene, young Elizabeth is singing her pirate song and Mr. Gibbs makes a remark that it is unlucky to have a woman on board even if she is a miniature woman. If Elizabeth is the ONLY woman on board, who curled her hair into perfect ringlets and helped her get dressed?(her dress would have fastened in the back). I don't think that the men on board would have known how to maintain a proper young woman - or be allowed to for that matter.
Corrected entry: The British Royal Navy have their bayonets fixed all the time. This is not practical. Bayonets were kept in a scabbard on their belt. Loading a musket with a fixed bayonet will skin the soldier's knuckles raw.
Corrected entry: When Elizabeth is talking with Norrington before she falls to the sea, she is wearing two necklaces - a short gold necklace with white pearls, and a long chain with the Aztec medallion. Later, we see only the chain with the Aztec medallion and there is no trace of the other necklace.
00:10:55 - 00:15:40
Corrected entry: Throughout the film, we see that the castle is right directly on the edge of the cliff, but in the scenes where the Commodore is proposing and when Jack falls off, both in the same place, we can see rocks jutting out past the castle base. These rocks are not visible when the castle is viewed from any other angle.Sol Parker
Corrected entry: Throughout the movie, people are in and out of the water, but when they are on deck their clothes are dry. The white shirts that they wear should become clingy and translucent when wet and don't dry very fast. An example of the way they look is when Will and Elizabeth return to the Interceptor. The other scenes in the movie where their shirts are free flowing are of dry shirts.
Corrected entry: Hans Zimmer, the composer for this film, also composed the music to 'The Road to El Dorado'. After watching both, it is evident that some of the themes in POTC are almost exact copies of themes from El Dorado. One that springs to mind is the theme - in El Dorado - played whenever the High Priest is on screen. It is the same music played during moments heavily featuring the Pearl in POTC.
Corrected entry: How would Barbarossa have such nice looking apples? He is on a dirty old pirate ship in an Atlantic setting with no orchards within 100's of miles and yet he has such flawless, ripe fruit. Apples are not a tropical fruit in nature. This means that they have to be shipped from other places by ship, if at all. The voyage would take weeks, maybe months for them to arrive. The stories about sailors having scurvy due to the lack of fresh fruit and vegetables is because fruit like apples only stay good for about a week and then start to go bad. They would never last the entirety of the voyage.Tobin OReilly
Corrected entry: All the men in the British Royal Navy wear powdered wigs, but Murtogg and Mullroy have normal brown hair.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Will is denying that his father was a pirate and Jack swings the wheel over to push Will off the ship with the boom. The ship is running before the wind so the spanker (the sail on the boom of the mizzen mast) should be right out perpendicular to the stern, and it should be held there by both the sheet holding it place on the mast and the preventer holding it in place on the side of the ship, and therefore shouldn't swing over when Jack moves the wheel.
Corrected entry: When Elizabeth Swann pretends to be Bootstrap Bill Turner's child, Elizabeth Turner, Barbossa slits her hand, so if that happened when Jack Sparrow and Barbossa are fighting, Will standing there with his hands tied up and Elizabeth comes in to save the day why is it that she has no bandage around her hand or at least a scab or scar?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Sparrow and Turner sword fight in the blacksmiths, after Sparrow cuts his chains in half, you can see when they're fighting he sometimes has it on, sometimes has it off. Very noticeable on the left hand. The excess chains also disappear in some shots.
Corrected entry: Characters in the film are firing wet flint-lock guns, even though flint will not create a spark when wet.
Corrected entry: During the scene of the battle between the Interceptor and the Black Pearl, Captain Barbossa is shouting orders at the crew, but if you look in the background on the left side of the screen, you can see a guy swinging on a rope who gets himself tangled up. You see a jerk where he falls about a half-a-foot, then the camera switches shots, but when it comes back to Barbossa, he is so tangled up that another man is helping him.
Corrected entry: There is a scene in which Elizabeth is reading a book in bed. The bed is heated incorrectly by the maid. The way she heats the bed would burn the feet of whoever was in bed. The object she uses was meant to be placed between the covers before anyone gets into bed, and removed at bedtime.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Will Turner is breaking Captain Jack out of prison, he only raises the left side of the jail door out of the hinges to help Jack escape, but that's impossible since the jail doors are locked - when the door falls away it falls to the hinged side showing the door unlocked.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Norrington is watching Will and Jack through his spyglass as they get away on the Interceptor, Jack is telling Will to do something, and Will is holding onto two lines, swinging them back and forth uselessly. This would not cause the boat to do anything, such as turn, or go faster.
Corrected entry: Will is caught under the deck hold as the water rises around him on the floundering Interceptor. But at least one deck below him the powder room, with its burning black powder, remains above the water line.
Corrected entry: In the scene after Jack saves Elizabeth from drowning, he cuts the corset from her stomach and the soldiers make the comment "I never would have thought of that". Afterwards, Jack says, "Clearly you have never been to Singapore". Pirates of the Caribbean took place in the 1720's and Singapore was only discovered during the 1800's.
Corrected entry: The first time we see the older Elizabeth, she has just awoken from a dream about the day she and Will first met. She gets out of bed, takes a lamp that is burning there, and opens the drawer to find the medallion. However, a minute later it is shown to be broad daylight, so there is no reason for that lamp to be there. Either it has been left burning all night (something never done, in case of fire - and it would have run out of fuel in that time anyway), or a maid has just brought it in while Elizabeth was sleeping - but why would she do this, and not just open a window?STP
Corrected entry: When Will is waiting for the governor, he broke one arm of the candelabrum leaving only three candles. Later when Will gives the sword to the governor, the candelabrum has four candles again.
Corrected entry: In the scene near the end when Jack falls into the water and the Black Pearl comes around the side of the cliff (after the line "He's nowhere to go but back to the noose."), the sails on the Pearl are white - after this when we see Jack on the Pearl (when they give him the ship), the sails are black again.
Corrected entry: When "The Interceptor" is lying next to "The Black Pearl" during the sea battle, "The Interceptor" should have been destroyed after the first salvo by the much heavier armed "Black Pearl." Both ships are 10 meters away from each other, and they hardly damage each other with their main guns.
Corrected entry: Elizabeth and Jack are seen coming ashore on the island soaking wet, but in the very next shot Elizabeth's hair is completely dry. Granted, this could be a while later, but Elizabeth's frantic questioning about how Jack got off the island last time seems to be something she'd ask right away.Krista
Corrected entry: During the ship battle between The Interceptor and the Black Pearl, the mast of The Interceptor falls upon the Black Pearl after being blown apart near the bottom. However, right before The Interceptor is shown exploding into smithereens, the mast is back on, and the ship looks perfectly intact.
Corrected entry: If Will's father took the medallion out to send to Will, he wouldn't have the curse because he didn't take it out in greed, in which case he would have drowned when the cannon was tied to his feet, and from what I've seen here, every one is convinced he was alive.
Corrected entry: After Elizabeth has first seen the crew of the Black Pearl in the moonlight and she runs back to Barbossa who steps gradually into the moonlight to reveal himself in his skeleton form, his teeth change. The teeth on the skeleton Barbossa are noticeably straighter and whiter than his human form.Kaite13
Corrected entry: When Orlando Bloom is imprisoned in the Black Pearl, one of the pirates tells him that they attached a cannon to Bootstrap Bill's bootstraps. However Bootstrap Bill was cursed as well, since he had a piece of gold which he sent to his son. Since he was cursed he couldn't die and could have escaped. He could still be alive.
Corrected entry: Near the end of the film when Jack shoots Barbossa, there are words to the effect of "Your last shot and you wasted it". Then, Will replies: "No, he didn't", revealing the curse was broken. This takes about 15-20 seconds but when Barbossa opens his coat to reveal his wound there is only a slight bit of blood. Only then does the blood start to flow on his shirt. Of course it was shot this way to increase the dramatic effect of the scene, but it's still a mistake.
Corrected entry: There's a big problem in the end, when Barbosa is shot. At the time he is shot, the curse is not yet broken, but Will breaks it by throwing the coins back with blood on them. Then Barbosa feels the shot, and dies. But why doesn't all the pirates on board of the Dauntless die? They have been shot and cut with swords before the curse was broken, just like Barbosa.
Corrected entry: In the scene after the two boats fight against each other, the boat blows up on one side. When Will gets onto the pirate boat, he gets on the other side. It would have taken Will much longer to swim to the pirate boat, and climb up the other side.
Corrected entry: During the scene where Barbosa ans Jack Sparrow are fighting, Will and Elizabeth stop their fighting and watch from a distance. However, during one shot of the scene, Will and Elizabeth can be seen above leaning over a railing watching Jack and Barbosa act out their scene. When the shot switches back, they are back standing at a distance.
Corrected entry: When Jack Sparrow first enters the cave, (during the sacrifice ritual of Elizabeth) everyone is shocked to see him because he was 'supposed to be dead'. But earlier in the film 2 crew members found him in his jail cell. Surely the 2 would have told everyone about the surprising encounter?
Corrected entry: When Elizabeth is taken aboard the Black Pearl, she dines with Barbossa. Barbossa explains about the curse, saying that the gods placed a terrible curse upon the treasure of Cortez. He is quoted saying: 'Any MORTAL who takes but a single piece from that stone chest, shall be punished for all eternity.' But, when the moonlight shines on the little monkey, he too is a skeleton. Monkeys aren't mortals, so how can the little fellow be cursed?
Corrected entry: When the crew of the Black Pearl are taking over the boat outside their cave, and one of the crew member's arm is ripped off, it is still in the bone form, even when it is in the cabin of the ship where moonlight cannot reach.
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when Elizabeth falls off the cliff because of the tightness of her corset, one of the soldiers remarks about how lucky she was to have missed the rocks. However, at the end of the movie, when Jack Sparrow is giving is farewell speech and jumps off the same area, there are no rocks in the water.
Corrected entry: Elizabeth falls from the edge of the property into the harbor at the beginning of the film. We see this from different angles, including in the distance from behind Jack Sparrow. Once she hits the water, he says to the British guards "Are either one of you going to get her?" All he heard was a splash and did not turn to see the disturbed water until after she fell. How did Sparrow know it was a "her", or a person at all for that matter?
Corrected entry: The Pirate Captain dies, falls down, and an apple falls from his left hand. But he was holding a pistol in that hand as he died.
Corrected entry: The Commodore sails the smaller ship over to the Dauntless under full sails. He and the guards then board the Dauntless, leaving the smaller ship sitting motionless, with slack lines and a space between the ships, yet still under full sails.
Corrected entry: British ships and ports erroneously fly the modern-day Union flag, a combination of St. George's, St. Andrew's, and St. Patrick's Crosses. In 1602, the Union flag was first developed; it contained the Cross of St. George (a red cross on a white field, representing England) superimposed onto the Cross of St. Andrew (a white X on a blue field, representing Scotland). St. Patrick's Cross (a white X on a red field) wasn't added until 1806.
Corrected entry: When Norrington and his men are waiting outside the caves for the pirates to row out, why do they not hear the gunfire from the battle happening on their ship? It is not until one of the dying crew members rings a bell that they notice the gunfire from the ship and row back to join the fight.
Corrected entry: If the pirates cannot eat, there is no reason for them to have so much food stocked on their ship unless they want to make themselves suffer even more.
Corrected entry: When the Cursed Pirates are invading the Town to retrieve the Aztec Gold from Elizabeth, William runs outside and begins fighting back. He throws what appears to be a small axe into the back of one of the Pirates, then the Pirate stops and falls to the ground motionless. You can only assume that he was dead. However, later on in the film it explains that Pirates under the Curse cannot die, or feel anything for that matter.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the pirates are raiding the Governor's house and a pirate goes after Elizabeth, she tries to fight back by dumping the hot coals from her bed warmer to burn the pirate. He then says "It burns." Since he is cursed, wouldn't he not be able to feel the heat from the coals?AzN InVasian
Corrected entry: Throughout the movie the pirates that fell upon the curse change into skeletal form, whilst they are skeletons they still have earrings, this is impossible because the earrings go through the flesh but while as skeletons they have no flesh at all so the earrings shouldn't be there. Instead the ears appeared to be made out of bone with that pierced instead, this can not be true because the ear is made out of cartilage which shouldn't show as its not bone, and even if it is, the part of the ear they have pierced is the fleshy part not the cartilage.
Corrected entry: Before Captain Sparrow and William steal a ship they are walking underwater with a boat over their heads. When they get onboard and are preparing to set sail, they are perfectly dry, clothes and all.
Corrected entry: In the final fight between the crew of the Black Pearl and the British soldiers, the wave of soldiers come off the lifeboat and one of the pirates yells something. In the top left of the shot, you can see one random soldier swinging his sword around at nothing.
Corrected entry: Why are the pirates so worried about Kiera Knightly dropping the medallion over the side of the ship? If she did, they could simply walk across the ocean floor and easily recover it.
Corrected entry: In general, sailors of both legitimate and illegal trades in that time period didn't know how to swim--for one, they thought it bad luck, and for another it was a waste of energy (if they went overboard at sea and the ship couldn't fetch them before they sank, they'd be dead before they could reach shore). Also, at the end, when Sparrow starts to swim to the Pearl, he does a freestyle (Australian Crawl) stroke. That method of swimming wasn't invented until the 1800's - it's called the Australian Crawl for a reason. Had he known how to swim, Sparrow would have done a breast stroke (hands in front, push forward and out) to get to his ship.Kaite13
Corrected entry: In the scene where Elizabeth is escaping from the Dauntless, she climbs out of the window located in the back of the ship. She makes a rope out of a collection of sheets, and lands in a rowboat and rows away. Escaping out of the window with the sheets makes perfect sense, but where did the rowboat come from if she was in the back of the ship?
Corrected entry: Every time the moon comes out from behind the clouds at night, it is a full moon. However, since the movie takes place over the course of several days, the moon should not stay in the same phase the whole time.
Corrected entry: When Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush are fighting on the Isla de Muerta and Depp is stabbed, he stumbles back into the moonlight and you can see his skeleton form because he's holding the gold - he's under the curse. However, this never occurs in the beginning scenes of the film when Elizabeth wears the amulet and steps into the moonlight.
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