Pirates of the Caribbean has been out a while, and I just watched it again last night. My question involves the curse. It may be a spoiler, but it may not be. Properly warned ye be, says I.
Okay… The curse was laid because the pirates stole Aztec gold. Jack Sparrow was the only one who knew where the treasure was, and he was betrayed when he told Barbarossa. “Bootstrap Bill” Turner thought it was wrong for Barbarossa to have marooned Sparrow, so he sent a gold piece to his young son in England because he felt the crew deserved to be cursed. Not wanting to tolerate dissent, Barbarossa ordered “Bootstrap Bill” to be thrown overboard tied to a cannon.
So “Bootstrap Bill” stole a piece of gold and was, therefore, cursed. Does that mean that he’d been undead at the bottom of the ocean for ten years? In that time, couldn’t he have walked to the shore?