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2000s, Fantasy, Pirates OTC

Pirates of the Caribbean (3): At World’s End

Released 2007 Rating 12A in UK
Director Gore Verbinski Writer/s Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio
Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Mackenzie Crook, Tom Hollander, Naomie Harris
Source of story A Disneyworld ride! And previous episodes
Elevator Pitch Jack Sparrow, condemned in the previous film to Davy Jones’ Locker, must be rescued in order to release the goddess Calypso to help the pirates to defeat the East India Trading Company. In addition Jack Sparrow wishes to gain control of the Dead Man’s Chest which may provide the benefit of eternal life.
Content Lots of sailing ships sailing, battles with swords and pistols. Some staggering set pieces as the sailing ships fire cannons at each other, sometimes in a maelstrom. People are hanged at the beginning. The crew of the Flying Dutchman, part human part sea creatures are quite sinister.
A View At two hours and 48 minutes, far too long, and even with a vestige of a plot, complete nonesense. But on the plus side fantastic set pieces, which I think would have won prizes had they been part of a “serious” film. As it was they were nominated for visual effects in the Oscars.

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