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Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and Captain Barbossa group together in a quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow from his mind bending trap in Davy Jones' locker. The East India Trading Company is causing havoc across the Seven Seas.
Action Adventure Comedy - Like the first two films, this is an effects-laden swashbuckling
adventure; also like the first two, the film is very long, and this
is the longest yet at almost three hours. Fans of the first two
won't be disappointed, but fans of new co-star Chow Yun-Fat will be
disappointed by his limited screen time.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average There are memorable moments, to be sure, but the overwhelming sense is that the film is desperately spinning its wheels trying to shock and awe with unexpected plot developments.
USA TodayFull Review Below Average The pirate ship has hit foul waters, and even the sharp wit and charm of everyone's favorite buccaneer can't save it.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 196 moviegoers:As expected, these are OUTSTANDING OPINIONS! Highly Recommended! If you look back at the opinions of the other two films you'll see that the opinions are getting a bit lower each time. I don't know if the movies are getting worse or if expectations are just too high. Maybe the novelty is wearing off and therefore the story has to be better each time and that's not quite happening.
It is a dark time as the Age of Piracy
nears to a close. Lord Cutler Beckett
(TOM HOLLANDER) of the East
India Company has gained control of
the terrifying ghost ship, the Flying
Dutchman, and its malevolent,
vengeful captain, Davy Jones (BILL
NIGHY). The Dutchman now roams
the seven seas, unstoppable, destroying
pirate ships without mercy, under the
command of Admiral Norrington
Will Turner (ORLANDO
BLOOM), Elizabeth Swann (KEIRA
KNIGHTLEY) and Captain Barbossa (GEOFFREY RUSH) embark on a desperate quest to gather the
Nine Lords of the Brethren Court, their only hope to defeat Beckett, the Flying Dutchman, and his Armada.
But one of the Lords is missing—Captain Jack Sparrow (JOHNNY DEPP), either the best or worst
pirate ever, and now trapped in Davy Jones' Locker, thanks to his encounter with the monstrous Kraken.
In an increasingly shaky alliance, our heroes, including Tia Dalma (NAOMIE HARRIS), Pintel (LEE
ARENBERG) and Ragetti (MACKENZIE CROOK), must first travel to dangerous, exotic Singapore and
confront Chinese pirate Captain Sao Feng (CHOW YUN-FAT) to gain charts, and a ship, that will take
them off to world's end, to rescue Jack.
But even if Captain Jack is successfully rescued, the gathering of the legendary Brethren Court may
not be enough to hold back the fearsome tide of Beckett, Davy Jones and their powerful Armada…unless
the capricious sea goddess Calypso, imprisoned in human form, can be freed and convinced to come to
As betrayal piles upon betrayal, it becomes clear that Jack, Will, Elizabeth, Sao Feng, and Barbossa
each have their own agenda, and no one can be trusted. Yet each must choose a side, and make their final
alliances for one last battle, in a titanic showdown that could eliminate the freedom-loving pirates from
the seven seas—forever.