Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy
Walt Disney Pictures
||Only if they can
handle either of the first two films.
||She gets Orlando
or Johnny, you get Keira.
||Lots of stabbings
||Nothing stood out.
Let’s start this review in the easiest way I possible
can. I really liked the first "Pirates of the Caribbean"
movie, "The Curse of the Black Pearl." It was original, it
was fun, and it had Keira Knightley looking great. I sort of
liked the second installment, "Dead Man’s Chest," because
the action was good, you could see it was the set-up for the
third film, and it had Keira Knightley looking great. The
"probably not last installment of the series" (not when
there is the amount of money involved to be made), "At
World’s End" had effects that blew the first two films away,
wrapped up the story of the second film, and it had Keira
Knightley looking great. I guess you can see the pattern of
why I like these "Pirates…" films.
Pirates of the Caribbean:
At World's End
A Movie Review
The story for "At World’s End" picks up where "Dead Man’s
Chest" left off. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is stuck in Davy
Jones’ Locker (sort of a hell), Will (Orlando Bloom) and
Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) are having their troubles as a
couple, and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) is back from
the dead, thanks to Tia (Naomie Harris), to help the crew go
rescue Jack from the Locker, and then fight the English
folks for control of the sea. The underlying problem is that
the English folks, led by Lord Cutler Becket (TomHollander),
have pretty much taken control of Davy Jones and his ship,
The Flying Dutchman, pretty much decimating the pirate
nation at will. No, not our hero, Will, I’m talking about
the figure of speech, "at will."
So our crew rescues Jack from the Locker, now it’s time
for a meeting of the nine pirates, all holding one of the
pieces of eight (yea, go ahead and put that together), and
decide if they should fight Becket. In sort of a Miller Lite
"Man Law" commercial, Jack’s dad, Captain Teague (Keith
Richards in a fabulous role), pulls out the Pirate’s Code
book, setting up the ending of the movie.
And so as not to give away any of the not surprising plot
points, because most of them come from miles and miles away
anyway, I suppose I will just leave this exciting synopsis
of the movie at that.
Look, in the spirit of the first two installments of the
"Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, you can expect lots of
action, lots of fighting, lots of swashbuckling, and lots of
poking fun at pirate lore and sayings. The thing we will
always miss, both from the last two installments, and
probably as well as any future installments, is the
originality that hit us with the first film. The story in
the "Black Pearl" film kept things simple, but the story for
both "Dead Man’s Chest" and "At World’s End" has so many
twists and turns, namely about who is really trying to screw
over Lord Becket, or maybe who might be working for Lord
Becket, it sort of gets old, and even too convoluted.
But who really cares about convolutedness because
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End," gives you
exactly want you probably really want from this franchise;
lots of action, Jack Sparrow being Jack Sparrow, some fun
and escapism, a woman who reminded me of the "Super-Hot
Giant Alien" from "Dude, Where’s My Car?", and well, for me,
Keira Knightley looking great (Still see the pattern?).
If you liked any of the first two "Pirates of the
Caribbean" films you will probably like this installment,
and I’m told that if you actually find the gumption to sit
through the long credits to "At World’s End" you will get a
hint at the next film if it is made, something about life in
about ten years after the movie (I didn’t find the gumption,
I bolted after the credits started rolling).
I didn’t like the movie as much as the first film (4
Stars), liked it better than the second (3 Stars), so I
guess the only rating I can really give this film is 3 ½
stars out of 5.
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!!