Monday, May 28, 2007

The third installment in this blockbuster series. It picks up where Dead Mans Chest left off in Singapore where Elizabeth, Will and Barbossa have been charged with finding Captain Jack Sparrow by sailing over the edge of the world. All the old faces are reunited with the addition of Chow Yun-Fat as one of the Pirate Lords Captain Sao Feng.

The plot thickens when the pirate song is sung and the nine Pirate Lords are called to meet up bringing the nine Pieces of Eight. Davy Jones is under the command of Lord Cutler Beckett and he has neglected his job to ferry the souls of those who die at sea to the next life, Beckett also has command over Norrington and Governer Swan (Elizabeth's father). The Pirate Lords have to decide whether to free Sea Goddess Calypso bringing her chaos back to the seas after Davy Jones imprisoned her in a human body. Can Jack be trsuted to help them or is he (as usual) working towards his own end?

Yes the film was stupidly complicated. I gave up somewhere in the middle trying to figure out who was being a traitor to who and why and what was going on. It suffered a little from Spiderman 3 syndrome with too many villians spoiling the broth. There was still lots of cheesy moments but a couple of darker twists and turns kept it from being too sappy. They could have done more with Calypso who looked scary and then disappeared. There were some good fight scenes and some very funny bits (mixed in with very surreal...) especially with Jack "hang on I've dropped me brain".

Worth seeing in the cinema to get the full impact of the sound and screen, but take a cushion as it's very long. Better than Dead Man's Chest, but still has nothing on Black Pearl.

*** out of 5

3 comments:

Melody said...

Hi Rhinoa, I'm still debating whether or not I should watch this movie...and the hubs is not so keen in it. LOL. Looks like we will wait for the DVD to be released.

Daisy Cat said...

I agree with the complicated "who's selling who" plot! Did enjoy it though.

Margo. said...

I agree, worth seeing in the Cinema for the experience, but if I was watching it for the first time at home on Dvd, I would give up within an hour.