This being cheap Tuesday at the cinema, I decided to take my $4.20 and go see the third version of the Johnny Depp pirate franchise PIrates of the Caribbean: At World's End. To start off, let me say this is a satisfying way to end the trilogy, at least we think it's a trilogy. While some have complained that there is too much happening at once and some have said it may be a bit too long, don't bother with that, it's a great movie. It has everything we want, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow the swishiest pirate to ever sail the Seven Seas. There is Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and of course Captain Hector Barbossa, back from the dead. As we know from the second movie, Jack was swallowed up by something nasty that was under the control of Davy Jones, the captain of the Flying Dutchman. Remember those nasties.
This movie does have everything, there is intrigue, convoluted plot, sea battles, cannon fire, cutlass and lots of all that we love about Pirate movies.
Okay, here are the spoilers: Captain Jack is alive and yes some did rescue him just because he is he. He brings with him the Black Pearl. At the end, Will and Elizabeth get married, Captain Barbossa regains the Black Pearl and everything he wants, or so he thinks. Those two British soldiers, you know the one's from the first movie become pirates, like they should have and everybody lives happily ever after.
Right? Well, let's just say I've given to you about have the spoilers, there's a few things I missed out and you will just have to go and see the movie for yourself. There's all this and more. Plus we meet Captain Teague, who is played by Keith Richards. Captain Teague as we know is Captain Jack's father, what you don't hear about is the fact you get to meet Captain Jack's mother, well sort of.
Any movie that has all this, Keith Richards and a great soundtrack, is worth the time, money and popcorn.
One point, stay to the very end of the credits, there is a nice Easter Egg.
This movie does answer the question, which is cooler, Ninjas or Pirates.
Let me say, okay Ninjas may be cooler, but Pirates have way more fun.