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Pirates has some of the largest, most gaping plot holes EVER.


One that I just noticed while watching is this: pirates don't bleed. They can't be killed or injured with a knife. So how is it that they can shed blood to lift the curse?

This one is pretty glaring.

Most of the rest I can sort of see the logic behind (like why Elizabeth hasn't been cursed for the 8 years she had the gold coin), but that just doesn't make any sense. It's okay, the film is still fabulous.


"If you were waiting for the opportune moment...that was it."

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chazzmatazz
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
they dont shed blood, they make super sexy blacksmiths bleed to lift the curse, right?

the fact elizabeth hasnt been cursed is WAY more troublesome.
ultraman
Jan. 10th, 2006 09:40 am (UTC)
Elizabeth wasn't cursed because you need to take a medallion out of the fucking chest to be cursed. That's why Jack has to palm one to go all zombie. That's why Will and Elizabeth weren't cursed. Watch the movie, they explain that part.

Also, the rest of the pirates might have had family to cut up over the chest, and since they're pirates, I'm sure they're all ok with spilling their family member's blood.

The real question is, when they did lift the curse, Will's dad went from being a zombie trapped at the bottom of the ocean to a human trapped at the bottom of the ocean, and presumably died a horrible horrible death. No one mentions that or feels bad about it.
ultraman
Jan. 10th, 2006 09:44 am (UTC)
My second part about the pirates' family members; well that was partially sarcastic, I mean, its less than plausible. Here's my biggest problem:

Elizabeth tricks the pirates into thinking she's related to Bootstrap. Then, when they don't lift the curse, she's all happy. So, if it had been Will there the whole time, they would have cut his hand, blood drips into the chest, and they'd have all been healed, and not been zombie pirates, which meant they'd be regular pirates that could die.

Elizabeth is all excited that the evil zombie pirates stay invincible, and like, smug about it. Fucking moron.
gailmarie
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
That's why I said that Elizabeth not being cursed was less of a problem.

I certainly don't believe that the pirates all found relatives to shed blood. Most probably don't have relatives at all. And I believe (I'm not certain) that they mention how they all had to give their blood, but they couldn't get Bootstrap back, so they had to hunt down Will (convenient that Bootstrap had any kin). I'm maintaining that this is a pretty gaping plot hole.

Also, Bootstrap does not die a horrible death, though they may somewhat think that. He's tossed into the ocean with a cannonball on his feet. But he has 8 years of being immortal to get himself out of the ocean. A normal person would have died, of course, but he could easily pick up the cannonball, or cut it off, or something, and walked until he found an island. Tedious, yes, but he has 8 years to do it. Zoe and I had figured this out pretty much right after seeing the first movie in the theatre, and it's been "verified" because in the upcoming movie, Bootstrap Bill Turner will be present. He's on the cast list as well as in the trailer.
ultraman
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
Fine, he eacaped, but they still ought to have been more worried, and keira was stupid for being smug about how she tricked the evil zombies into staying immortal.

Maybe they used bone marrow and called it blood. They didn't have science back then, how would they know?
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