Sunday, January 20, 2008

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Rating: B

Pirates of the Caribbean has proved itself to be a successful franchise. The first movie was instantly categorized as a classic, and the second followed right behind with the same success. But is 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' good enough to live up to the success of its predecessors?

Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) is back in the third and final installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and this time around he will need more then just the help of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in order to escape from the dreaded Davy Jones' Locker. With a cast like this, how could this movie possibly go wrong?

What happened to Captain Jack? What is Davy Jones' status? Why is the East India Trading Company in control of Davy Jones' heart? Who are the Pirate Lords? Who is Calypso? --- These were just some of the questions left unanswered from the previous 'Pirates' movies. Unfortunately, 'At World's End' attempts to answer them all in one go. There are so many story lines going on that you may find it difficult to keep track of what is happening. This is the movies only, but fatal, flaw.

Despite the directing flaws, all other aspects of 'At World's End' manage to come out shining. The visual effects were stunning, the acting phenomenal, and the pirates oh so savvy. If you enjoyed the first two 'Pirates' flicks, then there is no reason you should not enjoy 'At World's End' as well.

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