Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (12A)

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Time Out says

Tue May 22 2007

The sea-cow gets another milking in the third outing of the outrageously profitable ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series. This time they’re brawling in Singapore, playing politics at a summit of pirate lords and blasting cannon across whirlpools. I’d love to give you a better idea of the movie’s plot, but I genuinely have no idea what it is. You’re certainly expected to have full recall of the previous instalment, so if you didn’t see that, forget it. I did see it, but didn’t understand it at the time and certainly have no clue ten months on why Bill Nighy’s squid-faced Davy Jones is in league with the beastly tea-swilling Brits, what Johnny Depp’s antically flouncing Jack Sparrow is doing cavorting with dozens of himself in a ‘Being John Malkovich’-lite netherworld, or why we’re expected to give a ship’s rat’s arse how Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley’s ongoing joint mission to out-wet the ocean is going. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve quite a soft spot for non-narrative popcorn fodder, as long as it’s spectacular and offers a basic idea of what’s at stake and who I should root for. Here, however, the action is messy and repetitive and the story-shaped hole is plugged by a slew of compacts and betrayals whose number is outstripped only by their unfathomability. It lasts about three hours and has about three funny bits, and Keith Richards’ cameo as Sparrow père is not among them. The poor chap barely seems able to move his features – perhaps they should have used the wonderful CGI that gives Nighy a faceful of tentacles to give Richards an expression or two.
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12A

UK release:

Thu May 24, 2007

Duration:

168 mins

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LR

The narrative was great and there were no plot holes. Judging by the fact that you didn't know why Davy Jones was working for the EITC, I can't possibly expect you to understand the slightly more complex aspects of the plot. You didn't even have to have total recall of the previous film (granted, as this is a sequel, I was happy that they left you to watch the first 2 rather than explain every damn thing in the movie), however, in the case of Davy Jones, that was explained by minimal dialogue in the beginning AND shown in the fact that the EITC possessed the chest containing his heart. In conclusion, good movie, idiotic critic.

Aditya Mookerjee

It seems, that Jack Sparrow was an exiled French nobleman, and that a scarlet figure helped him escape, and that figure was dressed as a really sad Frenchman, afflicted with measles, or small pox. The greatful Sparrow then decided to become a British pirate, and privateer, not pirateer British merchant sea vessels. It seems he was a very good dancer, and not a swordsman, and he is disappointed about being seen as a lily dancer. Apparently he gave up swordsmanship, for some time.

Aditya Mookerjee

It seems, that Jack Sparrow was an exiled French nobleman, and that a scarlet figure helped him escape, and that figure was dressed as a really sad Frenchman, afflicted with measles, or small pox. The greatful Sparrow then decided to become a British pirate, and privateer, not pirateer British merchant sea vessels. It seems he was a very good dancer, and not a swordsman, and he is disappointed about being seen as a lily dancer. Apparently he gave up swordsmanship, for some time.

BB

I think that poor filmmaking was not to blame for any confusion in the plot, rather unintelligence. Perhaps some people aren't meant to be critics

harry

i would rather have my penis amputated than have to endure this film again

shan

oh, and honestly.... it wasn't THAT hard to follow!!! seriously.. maybe your IQ's just aren't high enough for you to understand what's going on!

shan

oh, and honestly.... it wasn't THAT hard to follow!!! seriously.. maybe your IQ's just aren't high enough for you to understand what's going on!

shan

i thought this film was great!! really entertaining, it lived up to my expectations, just as good as the first two in my opinion! can't wait for the DVD p.s. love Johnny Depp, orlando and kiera :) oh, and Barbosa was great!!

shan

i thought this film was great!! really entertaining, it lived up to my expectations, just as good as the first two in my opinion! can't wait for the DVD p.s. love Johnny Depp, orlando and kiera :) oh, and Barbosa was great!!

Tom

BEST ONE YET !!! And if you dont know why Davy Jones is working for the Brits then you might wana re-evaluate your job as a film critic ...

Tom

BEST ONE YET !!! And if you dont know why Davy Jones is working for the Brits then you might wana re-evaluate your job as a film critic ...

nick

I thought it was crap ! And i honestly actually fell asleep ! Dn't waste three hour of your life watever you do!

Melody

I dont think the movie is as good as the other 2, for me it was too long and i just couldnt wait for it to end. Obviously the only thing that kept me going was Johnny Depp.

livy

Was long and need to concentrate. but overall a fab film and oof ppl who like orlando will love it:P (wait till end of credits btw:)) not to forget the hundreds of jonny depps!! really action packed:D

tricia

i love johnny depp, and the piarates movies, but this one cud av done wi a bit more on the cuttin room floor, then no need of a break half way thro, otherwise i was spellbound, no competition deppy-yors foreva

tricia

i love johnny depp, and the piarates movies, but this one cud av done wi a bit more on the cuttin room floor, then no need of a break half way thro, otherwise i was spellbound, no competition deppy-yors foreva

Becky

Brilliant. Very entertaining. However Johnny Depp is by far the most entertaining character and there simply wasn't enough of him!

Becky

Brilliant. Very entertaining. However Johnny Depp is by far the most entertaining character and there simply wasn't enough of him!

Bad film

This film is soooooooooooooooo BORING !!! I have just wasted 3 hours (long long hours ) of my life !!

Rach

I am a massive pirates fan, and was not dissapointed by the third film! Some really funny quotes and, as usual in the pirates films, some outstanding fight scenes! Definately worth watching, even if it is excessively long

Rach

I am a massive pirates fan, and was not dissapointed by the third film! Some really funny quotes and, as usual in the pirates films, some outstanding fight scenes! Definately worth watching, even if it is excessively long

Rachh x

OMG!! This film is so amazing!! All the films are, =D. If you watch them very closely. IT WAS SO GREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREAT!! It was so amazing.. I would give it 6 stars and 110%.. Absolutely love it!! Was incredibly funny! Loved the humour :) x & My favourite scene was when his dad came in and the voodoo doll!.. So funny. Jack: How's mum? Jack's Dad: (Holds Up The voodoo doll). Jack: Oh, oh she look's great! =D. I absolutely loved every minute of it!.. =) Was excellent! So impressed =]. xx

Rachh x

OMG!! This film is so amazing!! All the films are, =D. If you watch them very closely. IT WAS SO GREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREAT!! It was so amazing.. I would give it 6 stars and 110%.. Absolutely love it!! Was incredibly funny! Loved the humour :) x & My favourite scene was when his dad came in and the voodoo doll!.. So funny. Jack: How's mum? Jack's Dad: (Holds Up The voodoo doll). Jack: Oh, oh she look's great! =D. I absolutely loved every minute of it!.. =) Was excellent! So impressed =]. xx

Karen Fletcher

Great film, Johnny Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow fantastically, such a talented actor, makes the film what it is!!! Recommended.

da kid wot farted on ur mam

i was annoyed at how much the producers relied on the sheer gorgeousness of bloom, depp and knightley to see them through. most of the film was dialogue which can be a little frustrating after a while. it was one of those films where you're like, 'what the fuck is going on?' and the person sat next to you is like, 'who cares? orlando bloom just swung from a tree.' i was very dissappointed with this film - it was too long and the plot was all over the place, what a load of shit

Billybob

As long as you don't try and keep track of EVERY DETAIL in this film, it's great. I can't believe some gave it 1 star- what difference do Keith Richards' facial expressions make? He's hardly in it! As long as you let the film wash over you a bit, it's hugely entertaining.

Billybob

As long as you don't try and keep track of EVERY DETAIL in this film, it's great. I can't believe some gave it 1 star- what difference do Keith Richards' facial expressions make? He's hardly in it! As long as you let the film wash over you a bit, it's hugely entertaining.

Kyra

I can't believe your saying this.. It was sooooo goood! There was loads of action in it and the story plot was amazing!

Kyra

I can't believe your saying this.. It was sooooo goood! There was loads of action in it and the story plot was amazing!

Nikky

Come on people! where is your imagination, why do people have to try and rationalise everything that goes on in a film? Pirates are legends, and from a much more exciting time period so why try and make it practical? This film is fantastic and for you people who dont understand why Davy Jones is in league with the Brits... watch the other films! He is under their command because they have his heart... its a legend that whoever has the heart of Davy Jones comands the sea and can make him do whatever they want! the effect are brilliant the story is full of laughs and i enjoyed every minute of it... on yer bikes those of you to dull and practical to enjoy it!!!

Nikky

Come on people! where is your imagination, why do people have to try and rationalise everything that goes on in a film? Pirates are legends, and from a much more exciting time period so why try and make it practical? This film is fantastic and for you people who dont understand why Davy Jones is in league with the Brits... watch the other films! He is under their command because they have his heart... its a legend that whoever has the heart of Davy Jones comands the sea and can make him do whatever they want! the effect are brilliant the story is full of laughs and i enjoyed every minute of it... on yer bikes those of you to dull and practical to enjoy it!!!

Aaron

What happened to plots? It just seems as if it is made up as it goes along... great effects though.

Uncle Wick

The really frustrating part of this movie is that even with the way too many plot lines, way too many fail to be resolved, most notably we have all this pathos developed for Davey Jones and the apparent relationship with Casseopeia and then its just dumped. Quite frankly there's about 20 minutes of time that could have been dumped there and then if they were never going to resolve that issue anyway! This film is way too long and then goes on for an extra hour (long after yor butt has gone to sleep) and as soon as the credits roll, you can't wait to get moving but the funny thing is that I'm informed that there is a post credits scene. Who on Earth can bare to sit through that entire film and wait till the end of the credits? Who I ask you?

Jessica Peltier

I loved this film! lots of action, never a dull moment, lots of laughs, jonny, orlando & keira are great as usual. lovin it!!!

Jessica Peltier

I loved this film! lots of action, never a dull moment, lots of laughs, jonny, orlando & keira are great as usual. lovin it!!!

brooke

This film was absolutely brill, I have loved all 3 POTC films and I feel this did the other 2 justice. I loved it and cant wait to watch it again and again! Best part I think all girlies will agree...... multiples of Jack Sparrow on the screen at once! Heaven.

brooke

This film was absolutely brill, I have loved all 3 POTC films and I feel this did the other 2 justice. I loved it and cant wait to watch it again and again! Best part I think all girlies will agree...... multiples of Jack Sparrow on the screen at once! Heaven.

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