District 9 is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. It is a co-production of New Zealand, the United States, the film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James, and was adapted from Blomkamps 2006 short film Alive in Joburg. The film is presented in a found footage format by featuring fictional interviews, news footage, the story, which explores themes of humanity and social segregation, begins in an alternate 1982, when an alien ship appears over Johannesburg, South Africa. When a population of sick and malnourished insectlike aliens is found aboard the ship, the title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events in District Six, Cape Town, during the apartheid era. A viral marketing campaign for the film began in 2008 at San Diego Comic-Con, District 9 was released by TriStar Pictures on August 14,2009, in North America and became a financial success, earning over $210 million at the box office.
In an alternate 1982, an alien ship inexplicably stops over Johannesburg, when investigation teams enter the ship, they discover a population of sick and malnourished extraterrestrials, who are nicknamed prawns based on their physical appearance. The South African government confines the aliens to District 9, a government camp that is located outside of Johannesburg, Wikus van de Merwe, an Afrikaner bureaucrat, is appointed by Piet Smit, an MNU executive and his father-in-law, to lead the relocation. Meanwhile, three aliens — Christopher Johnson, his son, and a friend — scavenge pieces of their technology from which they distill a fluid which they in a small canister. During an inspection, Wikus discovers and confiscates the canister from the shack of Christophers friend, Christophers friend is subsequently killed by Koobus Venter, a sadistic mercenary soldier employed by MNU. Under the fluids influence, Wikus body, starting with his left arm, begins to deteriorate. Realizing the potential fortune to be made from Wikus tissue in its current state and his scientists decide to vivisect Wikus, but Wikus overpowers them and escapes the facility.
Smit orders Venter and his men to hunt Wikus down, while a story is broadcast that claims Wikus has been engaging in sexual activity with aliens and is a fugitive infected by an alien STD. The story is believed, and even Wikus wife Tania. Frustrated, Wikus knocks out Christopher and attempts to fly the command module to the mothership and they capture Wikus and Christopher, but Obesandjos gang intervene and seize Wikus, acting on Obesandjos belief that eating Wikus transformed arm will enable him to use alien weaponry. Obesandjos base is attacked by MNU. In the command module, Christophers son remotely activates the mothership, Wikus takes control of the battle suit and rescues Christopher, who promises to return in three years with a cure. Wikus kills all the soldiers before Venter cripples the suit. As he corners Wikus, a group of aliens kill Venter by tearing him apart, the command module with Christopher and his son is lifted into the mothership, which they use to leave Earth, and Johannesburgs residents celebrate its departure
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor, producer and musician. Pattinson started his career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Twilight brought Pattinson worldwide fame, and established him among the highest paid, in 2009, he portrayed Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes. That same year, a film, about the actors fame. He appeared as a young man in Remember Me and starred in a romantic drama. His performance as a tough, cold-hearted and calculating billionaire in David Cronenbergs Cosmopolis, Pattinson started his career as a model at the age of 12. In 2013 Dior Homme signed him as the face of their Fragrances, in 2016, he became the first brand ambassador of their Menswear collection. Pattinson composes and plays his own music and he has sang songs for Twilight film series and the 2008 independent comedy-drama film How to Be. He became ambassador of the latter in 2015 to help raise awareness of it. He is a member of International Medical Corps and has promoted and shared details about cancer through PSAs to raise awareness about the disease and his father, imported vintage cars from the United States, and his mother, worked for a modelling agency.
Pattinson has two sisters and singer Elizabeth Lizzy Pattinson. Growing up in Barnes, London, he attended Tower House School until he was 12 and he became involved in amateur theatre at the Barnes Theatre Company. He auditioned and was cast in a role in Guys. He next auditioned for Thornton Wilders Our Town, and was cast as George Gibbs and he appeared in Anything Goes and Macbeth. He caught the attention of an agent in a production of Tess of the dUrbervilles. In May 2005, he was scheduled to appear in the UK premiere of The Woman Before at the Royal Court Theatre, that year he played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. For this role he was named that years British Star of Tomorrow by The Times and had more than once been hailed as the next Jude Law. In 2006, Pattinson appeared in The Haunted Airman a psychological thriller, aired on BBC Four on 31 October, the Stage praised his performance by saying that played the airman of the title with a perfect combination of youthful terror and world weary cynicism
Joshua Ryan Josh Hutcherson is an American actor. His first film role was in Miracle Dogs on Animal Planet, followed by a performance in The Polar Express. Hutchersons other early appearances include Little Manhattan, Zathura, RV, Bridge to Terabithia, Journey to the Center of the Earth. During the same period he played a lead role in Journey 2, The Mysterious Island. Throughout his career, Hutcherson has expressed an interest in directing and producing and he has served as an executive producer in Detention, The Forger and Escobar, Paradise Lost, while playing a lead role in each film. He is involved in the gay–straight alliance chapter called Straight But Not Narrow. His parents, who were born and raised in Kentucky. He has one brother, Connor. Hutchersons interest in acting developed as a child despite his parents concerns about the profession, according to the actor himself, he had loved the entertainment industry from the age of four. His father said that his son was compelled to perform for people from a young age.
His mother said that he bugged us so much into becoming an actor, aged eight, Hutcherson went through the yellow pages and contacted an acting agency. In January 2002, he and his mother met acting coach Bob Luke, Luke advised them to go to Los Angeles and begin auditioning Hutcherson for TV pilots. At the time, his acting experience had been in a Kroger television commercial. For three years and his mother lived in Los Angeles Oakwood apartments, a community that accommodates young child actors. Most of Hutchersons childhood was spent on film rather than in a classroom. He attended New Haven Elementary School in Union until he began his career at the age of nine, after which he began homeschooling and he returned to Kentucky to attend Ryle High School for one semester. Hutcherson played on the schools soccer team and has been a keen sports enthusiast since, displaying a passion for football. At the age of 13, he participated in a triathlon, after moving to Hollywood in 2002, Hutcherson appeared in various television commercials
John Christopher Johnny Depp II is an American actor and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor and he rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. He has collaborated on nine films with director, Depp is regarded as one of the worlds biggest film stars. Films featuring Depp have grossed over $3.2 billion at the United States box office, Depp has been nominated for major acting awards, including three nominations for Academy Award for Best Actor. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness World Records as the highest paid actor, Depp was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2015. Depp was born in Owensboro, the youngest of four children of Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, Depp is of mostly English ancestry, with some ancestors from elsewhere in Europe. He is descended from a French Huguenot immigrant, Pierre Deppe or Dieppe, Depp is a 20th cousin of Elizabeth II. Depp moved frequently during his childhood and he and his siblings lived in more than 20 different places, eventually settling in Miramar, Florida in 1970.
Depps parents divorced in 1978 when he was 15 and his mother married Robert Palmer, whom Depp has called an inspiration to me. With the gift of a guitar from his mother when he was 12, a year after his parents divorce, he dropped out of high school to become a rock musician. He attempted to go back to two weeks later, but the principal told him to follow his dream of being a musician. He played with The Kids, a band that enjoyed modest local success, the Kids set out together for Los Angeles in pursuit of a record deal, changing their name to Six Gun Method, but the group split up before signing a record deal. Depp subsequently collaborated with the band Rock City Angels and co-wrote their song Mary, on December 20,1983, Depp married Lori Anne Allison, the sister of his bands bass player and singer. During their marriage she worked as a makeup artist while he worked a variety of odd jobs and his wife introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage, who advised him to pursue an acting career. Depp and his wife divorced in 1985, Depps first film role was in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street, in which he played the boyfriend of heroine Nancy Thompson and one of Freddy Kruegers victims.
After a starring role in the comedy Private Resort, Depp was cast in the role of the skating drama Thrashin by the films director. Instead, Depp appeared in a supporting role as a Vietnamese-speaking private in Oliver Stones Vietnam War drama Platoon. He accepted this role to work with actor Frederic Forrest, who inspired him, despite his success, Depp felt that the series forced into the role of product
Jacob Jake Black is a character in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. He is described as an attractive Native American of the Quileute tribe in La Push, near LA khatra Forks, in the second book of the series, he discovers that he can shapeshift into a wolf. For the majority of the series, Jacob competes with Edward Cullen for Bella Swans love, in the films Twilight, New Moon, Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Breaking Dawn Part 2, Jacob is played by Taylor Lautner. According to Stephenie Meyer, Jacob was originally meant to be a device through which Bella could learn Edwards secret in Twilight, more than I should for such a small part. Meyer has said that after Jacob started emerging as a prominent character in New Moon Jacob is given a role in the first book of the series. He is introduced as the son of Billy Black, an old Swan family friend, when Bella uses him to get information on Edward Cullen and his family, Jacob tells her Quileute legends and introduces her to the idea that Edward is a vampire.
Bella comes to like Jacob, and he develops a crush on her, in New Moon, Jacobs character is used as a device to help Bella emerge from her months-long depression, brought on by her distress over Edwards departure. The friendship between the two characters grows strong, but Jacob develops feelings for Bella that she does not reciprocate. It is revealed that, as a member of the Quileute tribe, in their backstory, the Quileutes are vampires mortal enemies as the vampires are to them. Jacob noticing this rushes outside to defend Bella he jumps high over her, Jacob rushes at Paul first and bites and pushes him. Jacob is shown in this scene to be very talented even when this was his first transformation at attacking and countering Paul as he is able to hit him before he has a chance to attack, a scene shows him tackling Paul causing him to crash into a boat rack. He and Paul arrive at Emily Young house, soon, he becomes busy patrolling the forest with his pack, searching for vampires in the area.
When Bella is caught by the vampire Laurent alone in a clearing, she is saved by Jacob and the wolf pack, sam first emerges from the woods, Laurent noticing more emerge runs a away. Sam closes in on him but is back by Laurent just before he was about to tackle him. He claims that Laurent was nothing but a simple kill, during the chase, Laurent is cornered by part of the pack while Jacob goes for the kill. Jacob serves as a rescue for Bella and a foil to Edward on multiple occasions in the narrative, when Bella, who has taken increasingly dangerous risks to feel closer to Edward, impulsively jumps off a cliff and almost drowns, Jacob rescues her. After Edward mistakenly believes she has died and plans to himself and Edwards sister, Alice Cullen, rush to Italy to prevent his suicide, leaving Jacob hurt. Jacob is disgusted by Edwards return and by Bellas willingness to take Edward back after he left her, Jacob reminds Edward of his tribes treaty with the Cullen family, which states that the Cullens are not allowed to bite humans
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (film)
Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time is a 2010 American action fantasy film directed by Mike Newell. The film was written by Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro, and Carlo Bernard, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan, Gemma Arterton as Princess Tamina, Ben Kingsley as Nizam, and Alfred Molina as Sheik Amar. The film has the title as the video game Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time. Elements from Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, the two titles from the Sands of Time trilogy of the Prince of Persia video game franchise, are incorporated. The film was premiered in London on May 5,2010 and was released on May 28,2010 in the United States. It received mixed reviews critics, and grossed over $336 million against a production budget of $150–200 million. Dastan, an urchin in Persia, is adopted by king Sharaman after showing courage in the marketplace. Dastan and his friends breach into the city on their own, during the attack, Dastan fights a guard for Alamuts royal family and takes from him a special dagger.
Alamut falls to the Persians, but princess Tamina denies the town having any weapon forges, Tus asks her to marry him to unite the two nations, and she only accepts after seeing the dagger in Dastans possession. During the celebration, Dastan is fooled into presenting a poisoned gown seemingly given to him by Tus to King Sharaman, Garsiv accuses Dastan of being the murderer, and the prince is forced to escape, carrying Tamina along. Tus is appointed king and orders a manhunt on Dastan, while in hiding, Tamina attempts to kill Dastan, and in the struggle the prince discovers the dagger enables its wielder to travel back in time. Dastan believes that Tus invaded Alamut for the dagger, on the way, the two are captured by merchant-bandits led by Sheik Amar, who recognized and attempted to take him back to Persia for the reward money, but they manage to escape. After arriving in Avrat, Dastan tries to convince his uncle Nizam that he was not the cause of his fathers death, instead, he notices the burns on Nizams hands, which indicate he was the one who set up the murder of the King.
Furthermore, Nizam has set up an ambush for Dastan along the Persian streets, Nizam sends a group of covert and seemingly mystical warriors, the Hassansins, to kill Dastan and find the dagger. During a sandstorm, Tamina tells Dastan the origins of the Sands of Time that enable the time travel. Tamina says that in doing so, the sandglass would be broken, at the sanctuary, they are found by Garsiv, whom Dastan convinces of his innocence but are ambushed by the Hassansins. Garsiv sacrifices himself to save Dastan, while Tamina is knocked unconscious by a Hassansin, Dastans group travels back to Alamut to retrieve the dagger from Nizam and tell Tus the truth. Amars right hand man Seso dies getting the back to Dastan
Hatter (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
The Hatter is a character in Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He is often referred to as the Mad Hatter, though this term was never used by Carroll, the Hatter character, alongside all the other fictional beings, first appears in Lewis Carrolls 1865 novel Alices Adventures in Wonderland. In retaliation, time halts himself in respect to the Hatter, keeping him, when the character makes his appearance in Carrolls 1871 Through the Looking-Glass, the sequel to Alices Adventures in Wonderland, he is again in trouble with the law. This time, he is not necessarily guilty, the White Queen explains that subjects are often punished before they commit a crime, rather than after, and sometimes they do not even commit it at all. The Hatter, and the March Hare, is mentioned as being one of the White Kings messengers. Sir John Tenniels illustration depicts him as sipping from a teacup as he did in the original novel, mercury was used in the manufacturing of felt hats during the 19th century, causing a high rate of mercury poisoning in those working in the hat industry.
Mercury poisoning causes neurological damage, including slurred speech, memory loss, and tremors, many such workers were sent to Pauper Lunatic Asylums, which were supervised by Lunacy Commissioners such as Samuel Gaskell and Robert Wilfred Skeffington Lutwidge, Carrolls uncle. Besides staging theatre plays and other amusements, such asylums held tea-parties, the Hatter introduced in Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland wears a large top hat with a hatband reading In this style 10/6. This is the price tag, indicative of The Hatters trade. Visit either you like, theyre both mad, both subsequently make their actual debuts in the seventh chapter of the same book, which is titled A Mad Tea-Party. Hat making was the trade in Stockport where Carroll grew up. It has often claimed that the Hatters character may have been inspired by Theophilus Carter. Carter was supposedly at one time a servitor at Christ Church and this is not substantiated by university records. He owned a shop, and became known as the Mad Hatter from his habit of standing in the door of his shop wearing a top hat.
Sir John Tenniel is reported to have come to Oxford especially to sketch him for his illustrations, there is no evidence for this claim, however, in either Carrolls letters or diaries. In the chapter A Mad Tea Party, the Hatter asks a much-noted riddle why is a raven like a writing desk, when Alice gives up trying to figure out why, the Hatter admits I havent the slightest idea. This, however, is merely an afterthought, the riddle as originally invented had no answer at all. Loyd proposed a number of solutions to the riddle, including because Poe wrote on both and because the notes for which they are noted are not noted for being musical notes
Oblivion (2013 film)
Oblivion is a 2013 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on Joseph Kosinskis unpublished Radical Publishing graphic novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Kosinski and it stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, and Olga Kurylenko. The film was released in the U. S. on April 19,2013, according to Kosinski, Oblivion pays homage to science fiction films of the 1970s. The acting, especially Cruises performance, the originality, the style and effects were praised. Reviewers criticized the films incorporation of elements from other sci-fi films, however, it was a commercial success, grossing more than $286 million worldwide against a $120 million budget. In 2077, following a war with extraterrestrials that devastated Earth, gigantic offshore fusion energy generators drain Earths oceans to power the colonies on Titan. Although his memory has been wiped, he has had recurring dreams and he collects the occasional artifact he finds from humanitys past.
Vika is concerned about Jacks curiosity, questioning whether they are still “an effective team, ”, after scavs destroy a generator, Jack discovers the scavs have been using the Empire State Buildings antenna to transmit coordinates to outer space. While taking a break at his lake house retreat, he spots a crash-landing module of a pre-war spacecraft called the Odyssey. Thinking the ship contains aliens, he investigates, only to humans in stasis chambers. One of the humans is the woman from his dreams, Jack protects her chamber from a drone that destroys the others, and revives the woman, Julia Rusakova, who makes Vika instinctively jealous. Jack and Julia return to recover her flight recorder but are captured by the scavs, although Jack refuses, Beech releases them to seek the truth beyond the boundaries of the forbidden radiation zone. When they reach the Empire State Building, Julia reveals that she is his wife, Jack remembers that he proposed to her there. Julia recalls she was on a mission to Titan when they were diverted to investigate an alien presence, when the two return to Jacks tower, Vika refuses them entry and reports her findings to Sally, saying they are no longer an effective team.
Sally acknowledges this, but activates a drone that kills Vika before Julia shoots it down and Julia escape in his ship, but are shot down by other pursuing drones. The two eject into the zone, which turns out to not be radioactive. Jack discovers another ship with a technician trying to fix a downed drone, the clone is shocked to see Julia. Jack fights and incapacitates his clone, but Julia is accidentally shot, after flying to Tech-52s tower, and discovering an inquisitive Vika clone, he returns to treat Julia at the lake house
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, known professionally as Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards and he started his career at age 19 in the film Endless Love. After portraying supporting roles in Taps and The Outsiders, his first leading role was in the romantic comedy Risky Business, Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring as Pete Maverick Mitchell in the action drama Top Gun. One of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, Cruise starred in more successful films in the 1980s, including the dramas The Color of Money, Rain Man. In 2012, Cruise was Hollywoods highest-paid actor,16 of his films grossed over $100 million domestically,22 have grossed in excess of $200 million worldwide. In 2002, Cruise won the Saturn Award for Best Actor for Vanilla Sky, in 2003, he won an AFI Movie of the Year Award for The Last Samurai and an Empire Award for Best Actor for Minority Report. Cruise is an advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs.
Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee, a special teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III. He has three sisters, Lee Anne and Cass and they are of English and Irish ancestry. One of Cruises paternal great-great-great-grandfathers, Patrick Russell Cruise, was born in north County Dublin in 1799, he married Teresa Johnson in County Meath and they left Ireland for the United States that same year and settled in New York. They had a daughter, Mary Paulina Russell Cruise, whose son Thomas Cruise Mapother was Cruises great-grandfather, a cousin, William Mapother, is an actor, he and Cruise have appeared in five films together. Cruise grew up in poverty, and had a Catholic upbringing. The family was dominated by his father, whom Cruise has described as a merchant of chaos. Cruise has said that he was beaten by his father, whom he has called a bully and he stated, He was the kind of person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you. It was a lesson in my life—how hed lull you in, make you feel safe and then.
For me, it was like, Theres something wrong with this guy, Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada. His family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa, in late 1971 so that Cruises father could take a position as a consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces. There, Cruise attended the newly opened Robert Hopkins Public School for much of grade four, in grade four, Cruise first became involved in drama, under the tutelage of George Steinburg
Edward Cullen is a fictional character in Stephenie Meyers Twilight series. Edward is a vampire who, over the course of the series, falls in love with and has a child with Bella Swan. In the Twilight film series, Edward is played by actor Robert Pattinson, Stephenie Meyer stated that the original concept of Edward originated in a dream that she had, in which an average girl and a fantastically beautiful, sparkly. Were having a conversation in a meadow in the woods. In this dream, the pair were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that and they were falling in love with each other while. The vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood and she chose the name Edward because she thought it was a name that had once been considered romantic, but had fallen out of popularity for decades. A recurring theme in the series, especially in the first three books, is that Edward is constantly trying to avoid accidentally harming Bella, due to his vampire nature. In Twilight, Edward meets Bella Swan, a girl whose thoughts he is unable to read.
He fights an attraction to her, but after saving her life on several occasions, he succumbs. Edward admits to Bella that he is a vampire, and that although he retains the physical body of a seventeen-year-old, carlisle instilled in him a sense of morality uncommon in most vampires, and central to his way of life is the refusal to consider humans as food. However, Edward constantly warns Bella against being with him, perceiving her life to be at risk if she continues to associate with him, Bellas love and confidence in Edwards restraint cause her to ignore his warnings, even after she becomes the vampire James target. Unlike the Cullen family, who are vegetarian vampires, James regularly feeds on humans, with his familys help, Edward is able to save Bella from James predations, but how to assure Bellas continued safety remains an open question. In New Moon, Edwards fears for Bellas safety intensify when she cuts her finger and is almost attacked by his brother Jasper, in an attempt to protect her, he convinces her that he no longer loves her, and moves away with his family, leaving Bella heartbroken.
Edward finds it difficult to live without Bella, and becomes depressed at the prospect of an infinitely long. After he mistakenly learns from his sister Rosalie that Bella has committed suicide, Edward attempts to convince a group of Italian vampires, together with his sister Alice, Bella rushes to Italy and stops Edward before the Volturi can destroy him. Edward explains why he left, and apologizes to Bella, Bella successfully seeks the support of Edwards family on turning her into a vampire. While Edward is furious at the prospect, he agrees to change her himself if she agrees to marry him first. In Eclipse, Bella agrees to marry Edward on the condition he make love to her while she is still human
Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)
Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 American fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton. The film stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas and Mia Wasikowska and features the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. She is the one who can slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature that is controlled by the Red Queen. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and shot in the United Kingdom, at the 83rd Academy Awards, Alice in Wonderland won Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design, and was nominated for Best Visual Effects. The film generated over $1 billion in sales and became the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time during its theatrical run. A sequel, titled Alice Through the Looking Glass, was released on May 27,2016, years after the original animated film, troubled by a strange recurring dream and mourning the loss of her father, 19-year-old Alice Kingsleigh attends a garden party at Lord Ascots estate.
There she is confronted by a marriage proposal to Hamish Ascot. Unsure of how to proceed, she pursues a rabbit wearing a blue waistcoat and she emerges in a forest where she is greeted by the White Rabbit, the Dormouse, the Dodo, the Talking Flowers, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum. They argue over her identity as the right Alice who must slay the Red Queens Jabberwocky and restore the White Queen to power, as foretold by Absolem the Caterpillar, the group is ambushed by the Bandersnatch and a group of playing-card soldiers led by the Knave of Hearts. Alice and Tweedledee escape into the woods, the Knave steals the Caterpillars scroll. The Dormouse leaves the others behind with one of the Bandersnatchs eyes in her possession and Tweedledee are captured by the Red Queens Jubjub bird. The Knave informs the Red Queen that Alice threatens her reign, the Cheshire Cat guides Alice to the March Hare and the Hatter. The Hatter helps Alice avoid capture by allowing himself to be seized instead, Alice is found by Bayard the Bloodhound, but Alice insists upon helping the Hatter.
At the Queens citadel, the Red Queen is unaware of Alices true identity and therefore welcomes her as a guest, Alice learns that the Vorpal Sword, the only weapon capable of killing the Jabberwock, is locked inside the den of the Bandersnatch. The Knave crudely attempts to seduce Alice, but she rebuffs him, Alice obtains the sword and befriends the Bandersnatch by returning its eye. She escapes on the back of the grateful Bandersnatch and delivers the sword to the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat saves the Hatter from the executioner, and the Hatter calls for rebellion against the Red Queen. The rebellion is put down by the Jubjub bird, but the resistance flees to the White Queens castle. Former caterpillar Absolem advises Alice to fight the Jabberwocky just before completing his transformation into a pupa, on the appointed day, the White and Red Queens gather their armies on a chessboard-like battlefield and send Alice and the Jabberwocky to decide the battle in single combat
Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He first appears in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean and he appears in the sequels Dead Mans Chest, At Worlds End, On Stranger Tides, and Dead Men Tell No Tales. In the films, Sparrow is one of the nine pirate lords in the Brethren Court and he can be treacherous and survives mostly by using wit and negotiation rather than by force, opting to flee most dangerous situations and to fight only when necessary. Sparrow is introduced seeking to regain his ship, the Black Pearl, from his mutinous first mate, he attempts to escape his blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones while battling the East India Trading Company. The characters role expanded as the films progressed, the Pirates of the Caribbean series was inspired by the Disney theme park ride of the same name, and when the ride was revamped in 2006, the character of Captain Jack Sparrow was added to it. Captain Jack Sparrow first appears in The Curse of the Black Pearl when he arrives in Port Royal in Jamaica to commandeer a ship, despite rescuing Elizabeth Swann, the daughter of Governor Weatherby Swann, from drowning, he is jailed for piracy.
That night, a pirate ship called the Black Pearl attacks Port Royal. The Black Pearls captain, Hector Barbossa, desperately seeks one last gold coin to break an ancient Aztec curse that he, a blacksmith named Will Turner frees Sparrow to aid him in rescuing Elizabeth. They commandeer the HMS Interceptor and recruit a crew in Tortuga in Haiti before heading to Isla de Muerta. Along the way, Will learns that Sparrow was the Black Pearls captain until Barbossa led a mutiny ten years earlier and took over the ship, Sparrow tells Turner that his father was a pirate known as Bootstrap Bill Turner. The rescue attempt goes awry and Barbossa maroons Jack and Elizabeth on the island he had stranded Sparrow before. Elizabeth creates a fire from rum barrels and they are rescued by the British Royal Navy. Sparrow cuts a deal with Commodore James Norrington to lead Norrington to the Black Pearl, Norrington refuses until Elizabeth, desperate to save Will, spontaneously accepts Norringtons earlier marriage proposal.
Right before the climactic battle with the pirates at Isla de Muerta, Sparrow swipes a cursed coin from the treasure chest, making himself immortal. He shoots his rival with the pistol he has carried for ten years just as Will breaks the curse, despite having assisted the Navy, Sparrow is sentenced to hang. At Sparrows execution in Port Royal, Will saves Sparrow, Elizabeth intervenes, declaring her love for Will who is pardoned, while Sparrow escapes by tumbling off a sea wall. The Black Pearl and her new crew arrive in time to retrieve him, impressed by the wily pirate, Norrington allows him one days head start before giving chase. A year following the events of the first film, Sparrow searches for the Dead Mans Chest, Sparrow made a bargain with Jones to raise the sunken Black Pearl and make Sparrow captain for thirteen years