nothing is impossible when the pirates of the caribbean theme plays in the background
#ahahahahaha NO#because potc is about the ways people become pirates—and it’s always wanting that drive them there#that’s what piracy is about—the chance to chase that wanting; to cut corners and simply aim yourself at what you desire#but you have to want; you have to want so badly and relentlessly that you will get blood and tar beneath your nails and forsake all claim to #land and family and sanity and safety #and elizabeth’s arc is the story of her slowly cutting those ties; of discovering and becoming this creature who can simply chart her way to #the horizon; who can aim herself at her desires and take and damn all else #she wants Will and so she marries him; dresses up as a man to go after him; offers herself to barter him back #she wants to live; to survive; and so she chains Jack to the mast because there is no other way #and when she wants a war—when she wants to challenge the might of the East India Company for the freedom of the seas—then she becomes a Pirate King and orders her men into battle #the governor’s daughter who was choked by a corset in the first movie leads an army against the mighty economic and social power of the British Empire in the last #the movies are her journey; not Jack’s or Will’s #they are her learning to say ‘bring me that horizon’ #(also I love that Jack always saw her for what she was; her capacity for wanting and destruction) #(also guess who cut her out of the corset in the first place?)
I’ve always loved Will’s split second face of “Barbossa? What the fuck? When was he an option?!”
and then there’s Barbossa’s reaction. omg
“What the fuck? Elizabeth? Barbossa? Elizabeth, what- oh. OH. Oh, I get it now!”
But really, let’s imagine Elizabeth telling Will no, and just going off with Barbossa to run a badass pirate armada.
i love barbossa he just??? he started out as whoa scary intimidating bad guy trying to kill will and elizabeth so scary but by the third film will and elizabeth are like yo barbossa ‘sup you should totally marry us we’re buddies now and he just??? does
i lov e barbossa he went from villain to like weird uncle
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me…
Did you know that this scene was entirely unscripted? Johnny Depp just kinda went with this and no one stopped him, so the reactions’ on the other actors’ faces are their actual reactions to Depp’s shenanigans.
makes the scene 100000 times better omfg
you can even see orlando glancing at the people behind the camera as if asking what is going on
johnny depp is my spirit animal
This is gold