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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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Director: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom


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Director Gore Verbinski and the crew set sail once again for this, the third chapter in the swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is hopelessly trapped in Davy Jones' locker after a harrowing encounter with the dreaded Kracken, and now Will Turner (


Director Gore Verbinski and the crew set sail once again for this, the third chapter in the swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is hopelessly trapped in Davy Jones' locker after a harrowing encounter with the dreaded Kracken, and now Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) must align themselves with the nefarious Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) if they hold out any hope of saving their old friend from a fate worse than death. The East India Trading Company and its fearsome leader, Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander), have taken control of the ghostly Flying Dutchman and its captain, Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), and now the baleful Admiral Norrington (Jack Davenport) has taken the helm in a relentless bid to destroy every pirate ship in his path and bring the Age of Piracy to a violent close. Meanwhile, Will, Elizabeth, and Captain Barbossa navigate treacherous waters and face bitter betrayal as they set sail to gather the only army that can stand up to Beckett -- The Nine Lords of the Brethren Court. But Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the lords, and as long as he's stuck in Davy Jones' locker, Beckett and his nefarious armada are sure to emerge victorious. There's still hope, however, if the heroic team that includes Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), Pintel (Lee Arenberg), and Ragetti (Mackenzie Crook) can reach exotic Singapore and convince vulpine pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) to provide them with charts and a ship. But even the powerful Brethren Court may need a bit of help from volatile sea goddess Calypso in order to weather the coming storm. With the entire future of the pirate way at stake, everyone will be forced to choose sides while drifting precariously to the edge of the earth for one final, spectacular battle.

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The producers of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End clearly wanted to end the threequel with plenty of room left for a fourth installment. But whether the prospect of expanding the franchise well beyond the borders of a trilogy inspires irritated groans or delighted applause will prove to be the most divisive issue ever to pervade a movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. On the one hand, Pirates 3 goes running with the tangled web of plot developments from the second movie that so many viewers found convoluted and boring. On the other hand, this film streamlines the story and brings it to fruition, providing a payoff for all that head-scratching setup we had to endure last time. It'll be clear to you within the first 20 minutes whether you're too turned off by the narrative style of Pirates 3 to dig it. However, it'll also be clear to you if the third movie's slightly retooled approach is just what you need to float your big old pirate boat. At World's End is full of the delightful, adrenaline-fueled action sequences that an adventure movie requires, but while the second film (despite being a rollicking good time) lost sight of its own pacing because its sword fights, chase scenes, and naval battles were a tad too long, too many, and too near-between for some tastes, this movie nails the momentum a lot better. It spaces its over-the-top excitement sparingly, giving you just a taste here and there of the high-flying action to come, until it finally lets the swords, cannons, and supernaturally conjured sea storms fly in the enthralling, well-tuned climax. There's also a fantastic sense of pirate lore in the film. The piratical world is brimming with rules and councils and procedures, with arbitrary authority and magical objects to be exploited, stolen, or misused by the brethren, whose double-crossing nature is the source of most pirate adventures in the first place. The confusing ins and outs of pirate bylaws provide a lot of humor, but those looking for a movie with a robust comedic side will be disappointed. The script for Pirates 3 isn't constructed around jokes for the most part, though there's still a healthy dose of character-driven humor. Johnny Depp, in particular, is as hilarious as he was in the first movie, but that doesn't mean that Jack Sparrow's existential crisis is over. That's one great thing about this film: the surprisingly sophisticated character development. Sparrow losing his cool because he no longer knows what he wants (as illustrated by the aimless spinning of his magic "knows-what's-in-your-heart" compass) passes as he realizes that he does know what he wants, he just doesn't know how to get it and still respect himself in the morning. Now, Captain Jack hallucinates a room full of Jacks talking his ear off and offering him an unflinching reflection of himself, which both forces him to think about who he is and provides Depp with the great chance to flex his bulging comic muscles. Other characters get fleshed out, too, including Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Swann, who gives up hoop skirts altogether in favor of trousers and an impressive arsenal. And Knightley plays the part with intelligence and dignity; she doesn't shriek her way through it or play her hard-fighting duties like some cute, spunky girl from a romance novel. That's actually another surprisingly exceptional element of Pirates 3: the underlying themes about women are pretty progressive. Intentional or no, it's a relief that despite all the male blustering and masculine badassery, it remains in the movie that women wield the most potent power, and that the men who seek to contain it aren't rewarded. Something to really watch out for in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is that it's a lot less kid friendly than its predecessors. Not only is there a ton of complex plot and wordy, old-fashioned dialogue that little ones just won't follow, this movie's violent themes are much more gruesome. The opening sequence, for instance, is meant to illustrate just how evil the bad guy, East India Trading Company boss-man Lord Cutler Beckett, really is, so it shows a crowd of peasants being led to the gallows, where we see nooses tightened around their necks, and their twitching feet dangling from below the planks following the drop. It's creepy and moving, and it does exactly what it's meant to for adults, but for young kids, it probably just means nightmares. Scenes like this, while not graphic, would be very conceptually disturbing for younger kids, so unfortunately for them, it might be a few years until they can watch what could, for all its faults, quite possibly become an adventure classic for all time.

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Special Features

Disc 1: ; Bloopers of the Caribbean; Disc 2: ; Exclusive to Disney blu-ray enter the Maelstrom - Take an immersive, eye-poping tour in a new interactive way like never before: ; Keith & The Captain: on set with Johnny Depp and the rock legend; Anatomy of a scene: The Maelstrom; The tale of many Jacks; Hoist the colours; Master of design; Inside the Brethren court; The world of Chow Yun-Fat; The pirate maestro: the music of Hans Zimmer; Deleted scenes ; Disc 3: ; Bloopers of the Caribbean

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow
Geoffrey Rush Captain Barbossa
Orlando Bloom Will Turner
Keira Knightley Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport Norrington
Bill Nighy Davy Jones
Jonathan Pryce Governor Weatherby Swann
Lee Arenberg Pintel
Mackenzie Crook Ragetti
Kevin McNally Gibbs
David Bailie Cotton
Stellan Skarsgård 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner
Tom Hollander Cutler Beckett
Naomie Harris Tia Dalma
Chow Yun-Fat Captain Sao Feng
Martin Klebra Marty
Keith Richards Captain Teague
Andy Beckwith Clacker/Dutchman
Reggie Lee Headless
Vanessa Branch Giselle
David Schofield Mercer
Lauren Maher Scarlett

Technical Credits
Gore Verbinski Director
Bob Badami Musical Direction/Supervision
Christopher Boyes Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Denise Chamian Casting
Craig Wood Editor
Bruce Crone Art Director
Ted Elliott Screenwriter
John Frazier Special Effects Supervisor
William Hawkins Art Director
Rick Heinrichs Production Designer
Bruce Hendricks Executive Producer
Priscilla John Casting
Paul Massey Sound Mixer
Eric McLeod Executive Producer
Ve Neill Makeup Special Effects
Chad Oman Executive Producer
Lee Orloff Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen E. Rivkin Editor
Penny Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Rossio Screenwriter
Pat Sandston Associate Producer
William Ladd Skinner Art Director
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
David H. Venghaus Asst. Director
Dariusz Wolski Cinematographer
Mike Wolski Executive Producer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
1. Suspended
2. A Dangerous Song
3. Welcome to Singapore
4. Cold
5. Captain's Commands
6. A Jack of All Trades
7. Davy Jones' Locker
8. Souls at Sea
9. Rock and Roll
10. The Last Pirate
11. An Old Friend
12. A New Captain
13. Bootstrap
14. Choosing a Side
15. Shipwreck Island
16. Brethren Court
17. Reunion
18. The Pirate Code
19. The Exchange
20. Pieces of Eight
21. A Fool's Chance
22. Leverage
23. Time to Fly
24. Commuity Chest
25. Good Business
26. Turning Away
27. Egregious
28. Credits

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 129 reviews.
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love the pirates
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Nothing is ever going to beat the Curse of the Black Pearl, but I thought this movie was fantastic!! The visual effects were awesome and the story line was perfect. All the characters still in perfect form and still just as hilarious. A must-have!!!
o-bloomfan More than 1 year ago
I am probably POTC's biggest fan!! I LOVE this movie! I would give it 100 stars if I could!! I don't know how anybody could say that they did not like it. I cannot pick a favorite out of the three. I LOVE them all! I have watched the movie fifty times, and will NEVER get tired of it. I like all the bonus materal. It shows how much work they put into everything.....especially the acting, stunts, and special effects for the maelstrom. This is definately one of my FAVORITE movies. Also, when you watch this, don't stop the movie when the end credits come on; there is a surprise scene after them that I did not notice until recently. I can't wait until part four(On Stranger Tides) comes out!! I am sad though that Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly will not be in it. At least Johnny Depp will still be doing it though. I am happy about that! I will definitely go to see it the day it comes to theaters. I LOVE POTC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Johnny Depp.It was okay but not great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am one of the biggest Pirates of the Caribbean fans out there, and I was nervous going to see the third one because I was worried it wouldn't turn out as AMAZING as the other two, but that was SO AWEsome!!! I saw it so, so many times in theatres, and can not wait for the DVD on December 4th! Everyone included in these films was OUTSTANDING, and deserve millions and millions of awards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The ending won't make you as angry as the second movie did. I think this is a bit weaker than the other two movies and the portrayal of what Davey Jone's locker is like was a confusing mess. The scene with Keith Richards was fun but I think the story got a bit out of control, much like Disney's animated movies. Like many trilogies, the original was the best in many ways.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was awesome! The plot of this particular movie was much different than the first two ... a reason that many people have given for the dislike of this movie. I, however, feel like it was a nice change of pace. All three are great ... but this one was awesome! I can't wait to purchase it and watch it over and over, as I have the previous two.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Depp as Jack, is extremely entertaining! I'm not sure real pirates are this funny, but it's definitely worth watching!
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Man were we all excited about the third and last? movie in the series having to wait for the trailers ans such. The first time I saw it i thought it was a bit long and confused like the 2nd one and sort of liked it then the second time i watched it i loved it and wasn't confused anymore, though always and forever the original and first will always be the best but i'm glad they brought back barbossa who's one of my fave characters next to sparrow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie isn't great cinema. The least satisfying in the trilogy of pirate films. Before seeing it, I was so excited with the great cliffhanger ending to Part 2. But I think we might have been cheated out of what would of been an excellant film. I know how people complain about the length of the first two pictures. The timing was right on the first two. But really? 168 minutes doesn't cut it. Literally. Of course, Johnny Depp again plays a wonderful role. Many things were bizarre at times. A fifty foot woman anyone? The special effects were indeed amazing from ILM. The final battle was incredible. That, Keith Richards cameo, Sparrow and the wonderful performance of Bill Nighly as Davy Jones, and the very, very, very beautiful Keira Knightly nearly keeps this movie afloat. But I did love the ending. It was well done. I've always loved the writing of Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot. Especially how their flowing and witty diolaugue keeps Jack Sparrow - well Jack Sparrow. Bloom and Knightley's relationship seems to go nowhere until he pops the question. But that doesn't last long. But I don't blame the people making this. Especially Gore Verbinski the director. It's hard especially for an action adventure film with gigantic budget and special effects topping the other. That is a very hard thing to do. But is give them credit for the freshness it brings to the trilogy. I always think of some series of films to stand on their own feet and you don't have to think about the other movies from the series. But with this film you can't help but do. Because it's a trilogy and some other worse reasons. I liked the action, I liked the special effects, I like Depp's Jack Sparrow and I especially liked Keira Knightly. Sometimes I couldn't help but think that I wanted to watch the first movie again. The best installment. The one that got me and the whole world interested in pirate films again. It started off great. But this ship is almost sunk. ** and a half stars out of ****
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cant wait to own this DVD! I have been a HUGE fan of Pirates for many years. I cant wait to watch this DVD over and over. I am really excited to see the extra material and see all the behind the scenes footage!
Guest More than 1 year ago
At World's End had alot of weight on its shoulders. Not only did it have to succesfuly end the series, but it also had to revive the series after the step down taken with Dead Man's Chest. Story: The story like all of the previous installments, was confusing. The film unsuccessfuly throws several subplots at you without touching an any of them enough. With several differant plots floating around, it's very difficult to discern which one will play the biggest part, and which one you should pay attention to. This said, the story is fleeting and rather unsatifying. Acting: Johhny Depp offers a good performance, with the annoying slap-stick of Dead Man's Chest toned down abit. I have completely given up on Bloom and Knightly since there characters never really go anywhere "not in the literal sense" and are not as explored as the previous two installments. Unfortunately, the talents of Bill Nighy as Davy Jones are rarely touched on when the stellar performance that could have been gleaned from the actor is completely abandoned. Special Effects: Of course the special effects are good, it's ILM. However, it seems that ILM has become lazy of late. I am completely able to tell what is visual effect and what isn't from ILM's previous projects. I think that ILM may be dethroned as WETA digital begins to shine even brighter in the effects world. All that aside though, I must commend ILM on the amazing climax it fabricated. The ship battle during the maelstrom was spine-tingleingly exciting. Music: Pretty good, not much differant from Dead Man's Chest or Curse of the Black Pearl. Hans Zimmer's Score is good but I always preffered Klaus Bedalt's score. Bottom Line: At World's End is a decent action film, with a rather bad story, stale yet decent acting, annoying jokes that don't work, good Effects, good music, a fanominal battle sequence, and giant women that babble in french and then turn into crabs. Don't come if you like movies that make you think, you'll get no such non-sense here. This film isn't a big award winner, isn't the best in the series, and won't win Depp his Oscar.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I spent the first hour trying to figure out what was happening. I spent the next hour and a half hoping it would end.
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As Far As I know!, this has got to be the best movie of all time!, because of many resons, and there is so many resons, that It would most likely take up all of the space on my reviewing this movie on this site so that should b e all that you need to know, that this is basically the best movie ever made!. And by the way I'm a movie critic who's giving this movie a total of five stars!!!!!, So that should explain how awsome and amazing this this movie is in all ways, shapes and forms!. Movie Critic. Atlanta Ga.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's so out standing that my friend,and my family saw it three times in the theaters and my parents said that it was their FIRST TIME SEEING ONE MOVIE THREE TIMES IN A ROW AT THE THEATER!!!!!!!!!