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

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


Johnny Depp
Geoffrey Rush
Orlando Bloom
Keira Knightley

Directed by Gore Verbinski

After Dead Man’s Chest odd ending, we kick off with the bringing together of all the main cast to bring down the villain Davy Jones now controlled by Lord Beckett.
This fifth film has some good performances, nice effects, but if you think the plot for Dead Man’s Chest was bad, wait until you see what Disney has for you in this movie.

The whole story is a waste and the ending did not make any useful sense at all. It ended in a way that will make you wonder if the execs at Disney saw this ending before commission the movie to be suitable for viewing. Or maybe they just wanted to ruin the franchise.
Because of the bad taste in the mouth that you will get from this movie, every other Pirates of the Caribbean movie after it has been just distasteful. Special effects and A-list actors can only do so much, but when the plot is a failure all that falls by the wayside.

The plot continues from the last place we stopped in Dead Man’s Chest Lord Beckett is now somewhat in control of the seas as he is after every pirate ship. He is in control of Davy Jones and uses that power to make him destroy any ship who he thinks will oppose him. He even had Jones kill the Kraken.
Jack was taken down to Davy Jones’ Locker by the Kraken when Elizabeth trapped him on his ship in Dead Man’s Chest.

After Jack was rescued a series of happenings that are so mashed up that you can guess this was not going to end well.
To rescue Jack, they needed guidance from another pirate named Feng. Feng wants to kill Beckett by releasing Calypso the goddess of the seas. In a series of unfortunate events, Feng captures Elizabeth, Will is somewhat tossed off the ship (lands in the Dutchman), Elizabeth becomes Captain of Feng’s ship. Later, we meet Jack Sparrow’s father, Elizabeth is made Pirate King and Calypso gets released.
Calypso finds out who is behind her imprisonment, sets up a storm and well… all hell break loose.

So, with a useless ending and with a drip of idea of what the forth Pirates of the Caribbean will be about, the movie ended with a good enough financial return for Disney.
The returns and reception made Disney pause for like three years before considering doing another Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Which they did, and it too was not well received but commercially good enough for them to make a fifth film in 2017.


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