Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Written by: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Based on: Characters by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, and Jay Wolpert and Pirates of the Caribbean by Walt Disney
Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Chow Yun-Fat, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Kevin McNally, Naomie Harris, and Tom Hollander
Music by: Hans Zimmer
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Running Time: 169 minutes
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence and some frightening images
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) join forces with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to free Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Davy Jones’ locker. Meanwhile, the crew of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship wreaks havoc on the Seven Seas. The friends must navigate dangerous waters to confront Chinese pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) and, ultimately, they must choose sides in a battle wherein the pirate life hangs in the balance.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is truly the best film ever. If you’re looking a whole package film with tense action and funny, interesting and exciting adventure story, with iconic characters, then Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is the right choice. The perfect choice. This film offers you everything that a film can offer. I literally laugh out loud until my stomach hurt when I watched this film for the first time and the second and the third and so on. No matter how many times I’ve watched this film, I will laugh or at least smile. I just love the character of Jack Sparrow, not because it was played by my favourite actor, Johnny Depp, but because the character is indeed interesting and very exciting. But before you watched the third instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean films, you better watch Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) first because At World’s End took the continuation of Dead Man’s Chest.
Captain Barbossa is back again in At World’s End and made all things even more interesting. Along with Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Sao Feng, and other pirates, they have to fight together against the evil Cutler Beckett and Davy Jones but each of them has their own agenda. Each of them has their own personal goal that they were willing to betray one another. Meanwhile, the enemy grew stronger. Can they put aside their differences and fight along together against the enemy? Will they eventually get what they want? I suggest you watch the film by yourself. The story is far far far better than Dead’s Man Chest and more complicated than Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).
Johnny Depp’s acting is not questionable. He knew what he’s doing. He is flawless and perfect in playing the character of Jack Sparrow. No wonder up until now Jack Sparrow is still one of the most iconic characters of these past decades. Jack Sparrow is crazy, eccentric, funny, secretly a genius, always one step ahead of the others, and always can entertain the audiences. He is hilarious. Jack Sparrow is an example of hero and antihero. He has the qualification of a hero with his bravery and kind heart. Meanwhile, he also has the qualification of being an antihero, since he’s dishonest and always thinking about his well-being first—even though one time or two times, you may find him thinking about the others, but still. He always one step or if not, two steps ahead of others. It’s like he can predict the future, or more, he can read other people’s mind. For those who don’t know, Jack Sparrow is a legendary pirate of Seven Seas, Captain of a legendary ship named Black Pearl, and an irreverent trickster of the Caribbean. His first love is the sea, and his second is his beloved ship, Black Pearl. Depp’s acting is really stunning and won’t disappoint us, especially a huge fan like me. I praise him even more. I just can’t get enough talking about him. He expressed the emotion really well. Whether he’s confused, angry, sullen, smiling, every face you named it, Johnny Depp can deliver it really well and really flawless. His facial expression is really something that can make you laugh and love. It’s just perfect.
“Have not slander and calumny. I have only embraced that oldest and noblest of pirate traditions. I submit that here now, that is what we all must do. We must fight… To run away.” – Captain Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom is also one of my favourite actors, other than Depp. He played the role of Will Turner. He is a blacksmith, an excellent swordsman, and used to hate pirates until he found out he’s the son of a pirate and pirate can sometimes be good as well. Will Turner’s character got more portion than the previous films. I’m so glad about that since I’m his huge fan as well. The same goes to Elizabeth Swann, portrayed by Keira Knightley, though I am not a fan of Knightley. I still like the chemistry between her character, Elizabeth Swann, and Orlando Bloom’s character, Will Turner. The chemistry is just undeniable. We can see how much they love each other. The wedding scene is my favourite scene from them. That scene truly made my stomach hurt. I laughed out loud because of that scene.
The comeback of Captain Barbossa made things more exciting. Unlike, Jack who is more eccentric, Barbossa is eviler and mean, something that has become stereotypical of an actual pirate. With his comeback, I think the story of this film has become more lively than the second film which was a little bit sagging. Top actor from Hong Kong, Chow Yun-Fat also got the chance to join the cast as a Pirate Lord of Singapore, along with Keith Richards–The Rolling Stones band’s guitarist–who played the character of the infamous Captain Teague, Keeper of Pirata Codex, who also happens to be Jack Sparrow’s father. Even Jack the monkey looks more adorable than before. I still don’t believe that they used real life monkey and his expression is actually real too. Seriously, Jack the monkey is very adorable and has earned his own spotlight as well.
Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma is astonishing. I barely recognised her! I didn’t even know it was her at first until recently. Her usual British accent is gone, her voice is different, her makeup is extraordinary, everything about Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma is amazing. She is such a great actress, like a chameleon. She can change into any character, like Johnny Depp. It’s just bloody awesome. Seriously. I am amazed at her and with Johnny Depp as well. And it’s not uncommon to hear Johnny Depp speaks in a British accent. But still, my amusement never diminish.
At World’s End is the most expensive film that has ever been made until the record is broken by Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). Everything about At World’s End is excellent, from the setting, costumes, the fights with guns, swords, and cannons. They are all epic. Not to mention it’s funny as well. Trust me, I really laugh through the film. The characters didn’t try to be funny, but their actions and their words made me laugh, especially the first time I watch this film. Even now I still am laughing whenever I watch it again. Don’t forget about Hans Zimmer’s background music from the film as well. Disney really made sure the background songs suited the scenes and actions, so we, as audiences, can watch it with more excitement and laughter. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is perfection!
I give Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 10 out of 10 stars.