D'Arcy from Winnipeg
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Pirates of the Caribbean - World's End: Finally, a GOOD trilogy finale!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 1:07 AM
SpiderMan 3 - Horrible
Shrek 3 - funny, but not groundbreaking
Oceans 13 - should be good, but not out yet

So what do we have to tide us over? Capt. Jack Sparrow. After a week or so of reading how horribly long the movie was and how there were gaping holes in the story and how there were scenes that didn't make sense, I've come to a realization:

Professional movie reviewers have a grade 3 education.

At World's End is like an Ancient Hakkari Manslayer: its Epic. The story is by far the most complex of the three, but that's what makes it good. Everyone is backstabbing everyone, everyone is cutting deals with everyone, and sub-plots abound. There are a few items that you have to put together yourself, and watching the second movie before seeing the third will help unravel some of it. For instance, why is Barbossa brought back from the dead? Because the "only" way to defeat Davey Jones is to unleash Calypso, a goddess that was imprisoned in an earthly body by the original meeting of the pirate lords...of which Barbossa is one...which is why they needed him. But that isn't really spelt outright...you have to actually follow the dialogue on this one. Don't feel like bringing your brain to the movies? Stay home and watch Canadian Idol.

The action scenes are excellent, with one of the best ship-to-ship battles I've seen. And the ending was done perfectly...without giving too much away, let's just say that they throw a twist in and totally leave it open for another installment...although I think that from an artistic view it would be best to leave it at this one and not try to force the story to a 4th installment.

Definately a 5 star movie...I didn't find it to be too long, all the story arcs ended nicely, and seriously: if the Rolling Stones go on tour, Keith Richards has to bring that pirate costume with him!

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# re: Pirates of the Caribbean - World's End: Finally, a GOOD trilogy finale!

wahoooooooo i love johnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny 6/13/2007 9:42 PM | iwannabehiswoodenleg

# re: Pirates of the Caribbean - World's End: Finally, a GOOD trilogy finale!

The first Pirates of the Caribbean was great in every way, the best part of the other two was the special effects… the question now is, if they come out with a fourth, will it maintain the quality of the first? 2/15/2008 7:55 AM | patrick

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