5/29/2007

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

The third big movie of this summer's box office juggernaut is also the third (and last?) installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series from Disney. While it follows blockbuster tradition by offering a spectacle, there's a lot of holes in this ship.

First, the story. It gets too confusing at times. The viewer will follow Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) for two and a half hours with too many back-stabbing, double-crossing and underhanded maneuverings in between. The subplot on Davey Jones is utter deadweight.

The movie reminds me of Matrix: Reloaded. It makes us watch two hours of relatively uneventful banter and finish off with a great action sequence that offsets the first acts. It doesn't help that the characters get caught up in Pirate-speak that you can't understand a word they say.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End barely manages to float-- no thanks to its messy of mix events and overly bloated story.

Rating: 2.5/5

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