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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Ahoy, matey!

This fine day that ye find yerselves in just 'appens to be National Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Because of this occasion I am in a jolly mood to write a film review. Enjoy yerselves!
"I knew there was a good reason."

(Whew, it is really hard to type like this)

Here are the links to when I reviewed the first two movies:
Curse of the Black Pearl
Dead Man's Chest

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007):
Based on: the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.
"For certain you have to be lost to find something that cannot be found, else everyone would know where it is."
Continuing from where the second movie ended, the crew head to Davy Jones's Locker to get help. They encounter different tests, and they also find that the loyalties among the crew might be divided. With the East Indian Trading Company on the rise and in control of the sea, pirates from all around the world will have to decide, is worth it to all join together and fight?
"And so despair leads to betrayal."
Genre: Swashbuckler, Adventure.
Length: approx. 169 minutes. Yeah, it's really long.
Costumes: 6, there are scenes were people are wearing no shirts, or things are low.
Script: 9, I didn't notice any bad words, and I'm usually very sensitive to that.
"Words whispered through prison bars loose their charm."
Directed by: Gore Verbinski.
Written by: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio.
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
"'You're mad!'
'Thank goodness for that because if I wasn't this probably wouldn't work.'" (This is actually one of my mottoes)
Orlando Bloom as Will Turner.
Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann.
Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa.
Bill Nighy as Davy Jones.
Tom Hollander as Cutler Beckett.
Kevin R. McNally as Gibbs.
Lee Arenberg and Mackenzie Crook as Pintel and Ragetti.
Jack Davenport as James Norrington.
Chow Yun-fat as Sao Feng.
Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma.
Stellan Skarsgård as Bootstrap Bill Turner.
Martin Klebba as Marty.
David Bailie as Cotton.
Jonathan Pryce as Weatherby Swann.
David Schofield as Mr. Mercer.
Keith Richards as Edward Teague.
Greg Ellis as Theodore Groves.
Cinematography: 9, it has some really cool things, though sometimes the CGI is a little obvious.
Cinematography by: Dariusz Wolski.
Music: 10! Oh, it is so good! One of my favorites.
Music by: Hans Zimmer.
Quotes: 9, "Now we're being followed by rocks. Never had that before."
Storyline: 5, fighting, violence, gruesome, death, hanging, bringing people back from the dead, drinking, and some very suggestive things. There is this one rather suggestive scene (with what leads up to it and what follows), but I was actually really pleased with how they did it because I had remembered it differently.
"Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness."
Good For: Anyone who loves swashbucklers (that's me) and adventure movies, whoever has had to make hard decisions, anyone who is missing people.
Age Range: It is rated PG-13 because there is a lot of fighting (and the suggestive scene I mentioned), and I would agree with that.
Overall Score: 8!
"We need to interrogate survivors and that works best when they're alive."
Bonus thoughts:
This movie is so long, and there is so much in here! I feel like I would understand more of it if I rewatched it a lot, but it is hard to find the time. The first and second movies will always be my favorites just because this one is a little too weird for me. It is a very satisfying conclusion (*cough*but now it isn't the end*cough*). Megan wrote a really good post on it that you should check out! (There are spoilers though).

Thank ye fer readin'! Which of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies is your favorite? Have a good National Talk Like a Pirate Day!



  1. Ack yes the music and the cinematography and this movie's just so pwetty!!! (But also long, yes. And weird. I feel like Will and Elizabeth and Jack got kinda upstaged by Davy Jones and Calypso? But also we watched it at like 2 in the morning so maybe my comprehension was off-kilter. Heh heh.) I did not know it was National Talk Like A Pirate Day so thanks for the heads up. :)

    And aw shucks you linked to me...*blushes*

    Also. All the quotes you included are gold. :)

    1. They did such a great job! It is fun to watch, but you can only d it every once in awhile because it is so. so. long. Yeah, I agree, Calypso and Davy Jones's story is weird and I kind of wish that there wasn't as much focus on it. (Movie marathon at 2 in the morning? Next time I'm coming! ;)) Sure thing!

      I'm so glad that I found your post! It's great! : D

      Thanks! My sister was annoyed at me because I kept pausing it to write the quotes down. XD

  2. I have not seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean. I want to, but we don't watch a lot of PG13 movies.


    1. Yeah, I understand that. There are a lot of scary things, but there are good parts, too. If nothing else you should listen to the music because it is so great!

  3. This isn't my favorite of the bunch, but it's still really good!

  4. Well, it could never be as good as the first one, but this one is not bad.

    I enjoyed your review! You're making me really want to watch Pirates now. :D

    1. The first one is a classic! The sequels come close, but are never better. :)

      Thanks! I just watched this, but now I want to again! Maybe #4 because I haven't seen it in awhile.


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