Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Well, Thursday at midnight, with a rather larger amount of people than I would have guessed unless I had thought about it, I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. I think that the movie was anticipated enough for me to review it to the third of the population that didn’t go see it within the first few days.

The plot. needed some work. No seriously, I really liked the beginning of the movie, not the introduction–that had almost nothing to do with the rest of the movie; the writers needed to connect the two more closely. The second scene, however, was in the character of the first two movies: it was violent, sure, but it looked really cool. The rest of the movie, to be honest, lost the happiness of the first movie; it was rather depressing. The trailers looked pretty cool, didn’t they? Violent but cool. The entire movie is people fighting; it got boring. What did keep me attentive was trying to figure out the dozen or so deals which the characters make; I eventually decided that they didn’t matter too much because nobody honored them anyway. They also stuck in a lot of weird theology about the “heathen gods” as well as an actual “god,” which really wasn’t necessary. The music wasn’t even that great, and the stuff that was, originated at the first too movies. So, over all, I hate to say, it’s a letdown. What’s worse is they could have done about three different endings that would have been better than the one they have. Several of the characters were slightly out of character toward the end, but that’s okay because the plot there also had some rather large holes. I think they had several screen writers playing with it, which may be one reason it’s not very good. I would rate it about a 3/5 at most.


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