Running Time: 2 hr. 45 min.
Release Date: May 24th (select theaters), May 25th, 2007 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence and some frightening images.
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
JJ Rating: A-
Jack is “dead” tucked away in Davy Jones’s locker. The crew takes Tina (Naomie Harris) and head to world’s end to find him. The East India Trading Company is out to kill off all the pirates and with the help of the captured heart Davy Jones is under their control. Pirates from around the world from the seven seas are called upon to help defend the Pirates’ way. The problem is everyone wants something different at the outcome of this entire fiasco.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is a clever movie just as much or even more so than the first two. I enjoyed it. Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow was neato. I liked the story and how they told it. I especially loved the ending because it was something I did not totally expect. I liked all the characters and thought it was cool that most of them were able to grow but Jack was the one that seemed to be stunted and he did not grow at all. He did not become a better person by journey’s end. He was not the hero. He would seem to be the hero but his exploits were done only to get to the end in which he wanted not to help someone else reach theirs.
What is interesting is that the name Captain Jack Sparrow is going to be almost as famous to say as Bond, James Bond. Just thought I'd note that.
Elizabeth Sawn (Keira Knightley) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) were able to grow through out this movie which was a continual growth, as characters, from the previous two movies. They have to stand up for what they believe in and do what it is they believe to be right in a manner that they can live with. They are not like Jack. They cannot just be and things fall into place the way they want or pretend to want.
Geoffrey Rush just does a great job as Captain Barbossa. When he talks about Jack he rolls his eyes in a very exasperated manner that is amusing. Bill Nighy being Davy Jones may look cool but he doesn’t have total control of the character in ways that the other actors do. He has a CGIed face so he has to rely on his voice to show off his acting and he does a great job of that.
I liked the visuals that they had in the movie. The CGI characters are cool with Davy Jones being the coolest with his octopus face. The critical eye will want to find the string in which pull to show the fake or CGI work that was done in this film. That is one thing that was so smooth. It was difficult to see what was there and what wasn’t. The sword fights that they had were sweet. The cinematography was awesome as well. The last scene with Will and Elizabeth was a great shot.
I would think that if you liked the first and second one (and you are not one of those snotty people that just whine about sequels) that you’ll most likely like this one. I liked the first two. I don’t really love them because if I did I would own them and I don’t. I enjoy watching them and I would even sit down and watch them all in a row if that were ever offered.
POTC: At World’s End is a clever addition to what appears to be a trilogy. But is it really the End of Jack Sparrow and his adventures in which no one can figure out if he plans it or just flies by the seat of his pants. What do you think?