A Review of the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” by Film Critic John Hartl:
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, 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 “,” the third installment in the franchise that began four years ago with Disney’s surprise smash, “ .”