Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is the third action adventure film bearing the name Pirates of the Caribbean. The whole Pirates series are first inspired by an attraction with the same name at Disneyland. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is an immediate sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and in fact was shot back-to-back. After an abrupt ending of Dead Man’s Chest, we have to wait for 10 months in order to see the fate of our beloved Captain Jack Sparrow and his friends (as well as his enemies.) Yes, Captain Jack Sparrow is back in this movie, after all he is the leading character in the film.
After watching this 165-minute-long movie, I think it’s the film worth waiting for. Johnny Depp‘s portray of Captain Jack Sparrow is superb, especially the scene of his multiple selves talking to each others. Geoffrey Rush‘s role of Captain Barbossa is also remarkable. The notable acting of these two veteran actors really saves the days comparing to sniff and dimensionless performances of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. As for Chow Yun-Fat, he shouldn’t be there at the first place. It seems that the marketing team needs someone who looks Asian enough to expand the revenue in this part of the world. I still doubt that Chow Yun-Fat and his Singapore segment is somehow out of league. Nevertheless, thanks to the grand action and breath-taking fighting in the last scene between the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman, the movie is truly entertaining. Although there seems to be too many characters to focus on, the story is not hard to follow. It’s even more enjoyable to see all the hidden agendas everyone has in his mind and the political game they play. Who says pirates couldn’t negotiate?
All in all, the film is a long and joy ride for me with all promising fun and excitement of Pirates franchise. As long as Captain Jack Sparrow is alive, I guess we would see him again sooner or later.
5 Stars out of 5 – recommend to all, young and old, unleash adventure lovers in your hearts.