Mario’s review published on Letterboxd:
So I've decided to make my own 'A Favourite Film for each Year of my Life-List. As always this is just my personal opnion, I'm not saying these are the best movies, they are just my favourites. Also there are many movies I haven't seen yet, so this list could still change in the future.
Do you think he plans it all out, or just makes it up as he goes along?
2007 brings another fantasy adventure to my list. The opening scene is still giving me shivers every single time. The song is magical. Enchanting. Hypnotizing. While arguably the weakest film of the trilogy (No those other two movies still don't count), it's still peak fantasy imo. Beautiful score by Hans Zimmer (Maybe even my favourite PotC socre), great cast as usual, I love the partially Asian setting and ship designs, and PotC 3 is just as much fun as the first two movies. Sparrow and Barbossa are brilliant in every shared scene. Davy Jones is still one of my all time favourite villains, and one of the most brilliant looking motion capture characters I've ever seen, and the final battle is still amazing.
I know this is a highly debatable choice for 2007, but I always said this list is about my personal opinion, not picking the best movie for each year, so please go easy on me 😂😂
Won Best Picture: Not nominated.
Budget: $300 million
Box Office: $961 million
Movies seen in 2007: 80
Honorable Mentions: Harry Potter 5, Superbad, Hot Fuzz, The Simpsons Movie;
Highly rated movies I haven't seen yet: Into the Wild, Darjeeling Limited, Atonement, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Gone Baby Gone, Eastern Promises;
Films I need to rewatch: No Country for Old Men, There will be Blood, Zodiac, Sweeney Todd, Ratatouille;