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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Walt Disney Pictures
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Kiddie Movie: Only if they can handle either of the first two films.
Date Movie: She gets Orlando or Johnny, you get Keira.
Gratuitous Sex: Talk mostly.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots of stabbings and cannonballs.
Action: Duh.
Laughs: Good one-liners.
Memorable Scene: Nothing stood out.
Memorable Quote: Jack says "Elizabeth Swan."
Directed By: Gore Verbinski
Produced By: Jerry Bruckheimer

Pirates of the Caribbean:
At World's End

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 2:47 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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.

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!! L8R!!!


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