I’m telling ya, that Captain Jack Sparrow is a hoot! He’s kooky and he’s floosy and he’s one of a kind. Ain’t nobody like him, that Jack. I have to admit, the only reason I would go watch Pirates of The Caribbean: At World’s End is because of him.
Loved Johnny Depp to bits since his 21 Jump Street era. Loved him even more for Edward Scissorhands. Love him uncontrollably after Pirates of The Caribbean- The Curse of The Black Pearl. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Saw the movie last night, and although I was expecting to come out of it feeling happy and rejuvenated, I’m sad to say that halfway through, I was desperately wishing it would end.
The movie was too long and too complicated. At the end, I was left to wonder who did what to whom and a whole lot of other whys and hows. I wished everybody just stop discussing it and explain to me the whole thing in slow motion because somewhere along the movie, I got really really lost and was more confused than a Masai bushman in hollywood. In other words, I would say as Jack said it, “Nobody move, I’ve drop'd mi brain!”.
I wish At World’s End would have been shortened and simplified. That would’ve made for a much better watch. Scenes like Calypso’s emergence is totally unnecessary unless they expanded on it (which is not a good idea in an already too draggy a movie).
Davy Jones was his usual tentacled self. The attempts to romanticize his relationship with Tia Dalma, although not without merit, were a little bit icky for my taste.
James Norrington redeemed himself, at least to the lovely Miss Swann. But he could have been given a more dignified ending. He is after all, the one character in the movie that is straight as an arrow, both in terms of the law and morality.
Captain Barbossa was perfectly executed by Geoffrey Rush. This is a character we all love to hate.
Sao Feng, Chow Yun-Fatt’s widely publicized role, was somewhat a disappointment. He could do much more than his 15 minutes of fame in here. Under-utilized, that’s all I can say.
The wedding-- both proposal and ceremony -- in the middle of the battle was wayyyyyyy too cheesy. What were hell were they thinking????
The other characters are ok I guess. The cast members were so-so. I’m not crazy about Orlando Bloom. I’m not crazy about Keira Knightley either. But Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, now, there’s the man whom everybody hate to love, but love him they do nonetheless.
And oh, Jack the monkey, he’s fabulous too.
Ratings: * * * * * * * * * *