Posted by: Bevs | May 25, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

A Review of the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” by Film Critic John Hartl:

Cliffhangers aren’t what they used to be. Did anyone really consider that Johnny Depp‘s Capt. Jack Sparrow might NOT survive his battle with a ferocious sea monster at the end of last summer’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest“?

Did we really have to wait a year to find out if the next “Pirates” film would be Depp-less? Could the many-tentacled villain, Davy Jones, played by Bill Nighy, be triumphant, kick Depp out and take over the franchise?

(That’s actually a pretty cool idea but . . .nah.)

The low-budget, Saturday-matinee serials that inspired those last scenes in “Dead Man’s Chest” were often more suspenseful and worrying because the B-movie actors who appeared in them were more expendable than Depp. They weren’t top box-office draws appearing in blockbusters expected to hit the $1 billion mark.

For that reason, there was never much question that Depp would rise again, if somewhat worse for wear, in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” the third installment in the franchise that began four years ago with Disney’s surprise smash, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”

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