Gerald Wright's Movie Coverage
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: At World's End
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Written by: Ted Elliot & Terry Rossio
Running time: 2 hrs. 45 mins.
Release date: May 24, 2007
Genre: Action/Adventure, Adaptation and Sequel
Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13
In this swashbuckling threequel, the Age of Piracy is coming to a close. Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) of the East India Company has gained control of the ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman along with the vengeful tentacle-faced Captain Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) and his fish-faced crew. The Dutchman roams the seven seas destroying pirate ships under the command of of Admiral Norrington (Jack Davenport). Meanwhile, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) team up with the once skeleton pirate Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to try and free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Davy Jones' Locker.
Thus begins a movie with more plots and twists than any movie can be structured for. It was like a potpourri of screenplay writing. I could not hold on to one scene long enough with strict attention, because it would skip quickly to another plot, with a battle or a fight sequence to excite the audience. The real actors in my opinion were Chow Yun-Fat who portrayed the sinister pirate lord Sao Feng, but he only had a medium size role in the script with bland lines - and - Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa who really shined displaying a wicked and nasty performance. For the 2 hours and 45 minutes of constant battle and chase scenes in this movie I became physically tired watching the characters.
For a family film it's a little too violent, but the outstanding technical, visual and special effects are incredible to watch. I guess that's all I really came to see. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad movie. Just a massive movie.