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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Now I chose to do the Pirates of the Caribbean films separately because each one is different. The first one is good, solid Hollywood pirate action, the second is a lame, dark, convoluted script with actors who were either tired or uninterested, and the third, while odd, is a masterpiece of both script and CGi. Allow me to explain.

“Gentlemen…I wash my hands of this weirdness.”

“Ah, so we’ll have a lovely garden party and you’re not invited.”

“Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today…TO NAIL YER GIZZARD TO THE MAST, YER POXY CUR!”

And that’s just some of the fabulous lines. I’ll admit, the whole Calypso thing was terribly unnecessary and boring, but you have to admit, the Pirate Lords bit was hilarious. Not to mention the comic timing of this movie. When the pirate lord who never speaks finally speaks and his voice is painfully high-pitched, Johnny Depp’s look of confusion and surprise is right on the money. 

Now for the themes. The biggest and most obvious is the fact that these films glorify the pirate life. While we all might fantasize about being pirates, it really isn’t a God-honoring thing to wish for. Secondly, Elizabeth’s speech and whole idea that she’s voted as the ‘Pirate King’ seems to encourage feminism. 

Despite the film’s flaws (and they are many, I gladly admit) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is an exciting romp, even though, to follow anything story-wise, you must first watch the lackluster Dead Man’s Chest. All in all, 7 out of 10 stars for the third film in a pirate series that attempts to be epic.

Next review: The Sting (in honor of Paul Newman)


Quote of the Amount of Time I Want to Leave it Up Here

"I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've seen C-Beams... glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost... like tears... in rain. Time... to die." ~Roy Batty (Blade Runner)
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