Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review: At World's End

Director: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Year: 2007

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Length: 169 min.

IMDB Summary: Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

Although packed with action and suspense, At World's End does not do its predecessors justice--mainly, because the audience spends too much time goofing off with Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa, whose infantile bickering accounts for a significant portion of the film. The jokes are overdone, the intensity level is meaningless and the idea of a pirate federation is too ridiculous to work for these movies, resulting in a film that takes itself far too seriously. The ending also wasn't satisfying, as were the endings of the previous two movies. The screenwriters of At World's End may well have been on vacation when they wrote this script, which does not have the same well-constructed plot and swashbuckling spirit as do the previous two movies. Despite its action and suspense, At World's End falls short of reaching its potential, because--as shown by the lack of a solid plot and characters--it takes itself far too seriously.

For Parents:
Some action/adventure violence, including hand-to-hand combat, cannon fire and guns.

My Rating:
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