I didn't really think I'd like PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL when it came out in theaters, so I waited for it on DVD. I found out it was a fun, very funny movie worth watching.
You can't really describe the entire plot without going on forever. All I can really explain is this: Blacksmith Will Turner is in love with Elizabeth Swann, who is kidnapped. Will allies with pirate Jack Sparrow to get her back from cursed pirates who need Will's blood to lift the curse.
Violence (as you can guess by reading this plot summary) is near constant. Stabbings and gunfire are everywhere, but all are not graphic, with one exception where a pirate bleeds briefly. Scary scenes are frequent too, with skeletons and curses. A woman stabs a man with a kitchen knife to only discover that he cannot die. He looks down at the knife and shrugs.
There are mild sexual references: "if you won't do this, you'll be dining with the crew...and you'll be naked". But despite all this, the overall tone of the film is rather comical, with laugh-out-loud parts frequently occuring. Johnny Depp, though I'm not particularly fond of his other films, is made for his role as Jack Sparrow and is the best part of the film.
Very questionable for young kids, but highly recommended.