Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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Mass hangings, monkey cannonballs and ghosts are just a few of the methods of persuasion you’ll witness in the swashbuckling movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, At Worlds End. (Personally, “At Wits End” is more apropos.) This is the third – and hopefully final – installment depicting the chairman of the East Indian Trading Company, Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) in control of Davy Jones’ (Bill Nighy) heart and the two form an alliance to blow the pirates out of the oceans. In the mean time, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) team up with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to look for Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Dept) and free him from the Land of the Dead. Jack finds help of his own when an army of crabs pick up his ship – literally – and transport it over the desert to the ocean. (Yes, it does sound ridiculous but it makes more sense than some of the other parts of the movie.) In the end, there is a final showdown between the pirates and the East Indian Trading Company, Davy Jones and everybody else. (I hope I have the plot correct but it’s so complicated even if you aren’t blind, it’s almost impossible to figure out.) This film has colorful characters, good one-liners and best of all, fantastic visual and sound effects. Unfortunately, it suffers from the “too” syndrome: too much action, too complex, too many sub-plots (15 but who’s counting) and at almost 3 hours it’s too long. After gulping down an extra large drink and not being able to find the restroom, I needed to save my cup for the last hour. In a memorable scene, Keith Richards makes an appearance as Jack Sparrow’s father, but in the end before they rush to make Pirates 4, Captain Jack just needs to sail on. This popcorn flick is entertaining and you will enjoy it if you like action with no plot and I’m giving it a C+ rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.