Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

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Today we’re going to talk about At World’s End which is the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Let’s see whether it is worth checking out!

The Plot (as found on RT):

Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) join forces with Capt. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to free Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Davy Jones’ locker. Meanwhile, the crew of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship wreaks havoc on the Seven Seas. The friends must navigate dangerous waters to confront Chinese pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) and, ultimately, they must choose sides in a battle wherein the pirate life hangs in the balance.

The Rating:

Ending the second part with a cliffhanger like that was truly evil, so really you have to watch parts 2 and 3 back to back. But somehow to me, this is the downfall of it all. I did enjoy the third installment but definitely less than the first two. And the movie is rather long. I feel like the second one could already have been cut down a bit but then continuing with another too-long picture it really accentuates all the weak spots.

As before the visuals are stunning but I’m not sure that it’s still enough to tide me over all the flaws. The movie gets lost in too much convoluted plot that seemed conjured up only to stretch the story to fill another movie. We’ve reached a point where it’s become tedious. The story drags on and I just want it to be over. This sounds a bit harsher than I meant it to, I didn’t hate this film but it’s just the weakest Pirates of the Caribbean flicks so far.

Johnny Depp still does a great job a Jack Sparrow but the script is less and less amusing and iconic by the minute. Probably the most interesting part of the whole film is the cameo by Keith Richards. Other than that it’s the amazing CGI that might keep you intrigued. Surprisingly that still holds up extremely well.

As a whole, this film somewhat disappointed me. It’s too long, the story feels weak, and I just think this could have been, well, maybe not better but different. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a decent flick but I do sense a downward trend in the franchise.

Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!

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3 thoughts on “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

  1. I agree, it was too long and the story wasn’t as strong though there were elements that I did like as Gore Verbinski was obviously inspired by Sergio Leone in a few of the visuals and in the music score often call back to Leone’s westerns with the music of Ennio Morricone.

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