Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

I went into PotC: At World’s End unsure of what to expect. I enjoyed Black Pearl and found the second part okay, so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go. (Note: I waited for three weeks after the release to watch the movie.)

At World’s End starts off where Dead Man’s Chest left off–the Brits are kicking the pirates’ behinds with the help of Davy Jones, who is now under the control of the Brits, and his ship the Flying Dutchman. Jack Sparrow’s (Depp) been sent away to the end of the world, and Captain Barbosa (Geoffrey Rush) along with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and the lovely Ms. Swann (Keira Knightley) set out to rescue him.

The movie’s full of action, is held together by a good story and script and has the usual humour that you now expect from a Pirates movie. The music, by Hans Zimmer, is fantastic, especially in combination with some spectacular action sequences. Credit to Gore Verbinski and his team for shooting such a visually rich movie. A word about the script–there are a lot of twists and turns in the plots and though there are many characters, the script writers managed to focus on the main ones without losing track of the story.

Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow is brilliant as usual–it’s a shame he didn’t win the Oscar the first time he portrayed the character. Rush, Knightley, and Bloom all have a chance to show off their acting skills and they don’t disappoint. Keith Richards, more known for his guitaring with the Rolling Stones, is fantastic in his cameo appearance as a pirate. He seemed like a natural.

If you’re a fan of Black Pearl, At World’s End is a must-see movie. Even if you’re not a fan, the sound and visual effects make it a movie worth seeing.

I’m sure glad I finally went.


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