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Movie Details

Title:   Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Director:   Gore Verbinski
Year:   2007
Genre:   Adventure
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   05.25.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- The Lone Ranger
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- The Weather Man

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
05.25.07Galaxy Highland the next in the summer's huge blockbuster mega-budget action movies. spoilers below but short synopsis: eh. too excessive and big and long and indulgent.


It reminded me a lot of the third Matrix movie. There's scenes that are two long of the hero stuck in his own mental-ish prison, ultra-huge final battles that someone has to convince the others needs to take place in order for them to save their existence, and multiple copies of a main character running around talking to one another. There's also chunks of really clunky scenes filled with heavy lifting to get the audience to where they need to be to understand what's going on but I don't think that's exclusive to The Matrix franchise (unfortunately).

Kind of typical sequelitis, getting crushed under the weight of characters and plotlines and a need to resolve everything in some gigantic epic way. Plus it's also bound by all the little things that have to appear since it's part 3 of a trilogy - lines, characters, the dog with the key in his mouth, etc. - so you have to go through a lot of layers of the onion before you get to anything that smells fresh.

Maybe not a bad thing... I can't really say I hated this movie or even disliked it... but I'm not a huge fan either. It's just very expected. It's weird to be looking at some huge CG spectacle and thinking "yeah yeah... big surprise." oh well.
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