Jun 162007

“….It’s about living with yourself forever.”
Profound words and fittingly woven into the theme of “Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End”. How was it? Well, non-stop action, real piratey themes, Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp playing their parts to the absolute hilt and neither treading on the other’s thespian toes. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly? Bit players woven into the yarn for substance, but not seriously outstanding.
The whole of the plot was easy enough to follow, but the inclusion of at least two sub-plots tended to distract a little. That aside, I though this flick a rollicking good tale with action a-plenty, tongue-in-cheek humour and even the odd poignant moment, strangely enough. I laughed out loud several times, so the movie must have achieved what it set out to do from the comedic perspective.
If you’re a fan of this series, I’d highly recommend seeing this one, even if just to complete the series. It’s maybe not quite as good as the first two – ‘Curse of the Black Pearl’ and ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ – but it does round out the tale and effectively bring the series to an end. At least I think it’s found an end. Who knows? Oh, and keep an eye out for the Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards.

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