Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
dir. by Gore Verbinksi
Genre: historical fiction, sff
Script: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Cast: Bill Nighy, Chow Yun-Fat, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards, Mackenzie Crook, Orlando Bloom, Stellan Skarsgard
Rated : 7 Stars
Surprisingly I liked this. I loved the first, but was bored during the second, so I wasn’t expecting great things from the third in the series. Maybe this was the reason I liked it, low expectations and all, but whatever the cause I’m glad.
It isn’t as good as the first; I don’t think I’d be bothered to rewatch it. Maybe if it showed up on telly, or I wanted to waste three hours, but I wouldn’t be pushed either way. Still it more than did its job of entertaining me throughout the film. And earned a few laughs as well. So thumbs up I think.
And then there is the whole look and feel of the film. It is fab. Honestly. I loved Davy Jones’ locker, and the hallucinations of Jack Sparrows. Fantastic. Surreal and trippy, but wonderful.
That being said, there were bits I didn’t like, but then again what film is perfect. Especially if it has Keira Knightly in it? I’m not a fan, but she did okay, nothing to complain about I feel kinda the same about Orlando Bloom, I’m not a huge fan, but he did the job, although he really wasn’t in it all that much, despite being a principle character.
Yes, there is too much going on, and plots that go nowhere, and senselessness, but it doesn’t really matter. Jack is cool. Pirates are piratey. So it is all good.
Yo, ho, haul together,
hoist the Colors highâ€¦
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never say we die.
And while I’m here; the opening was a bit dark wasn’t it? I mean, the hangings of huge numbers of people, including children, but cunningly filmed so it only got a 12s rating.