Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 6.9/10 (201,075 voted)
Critic's Score: 50/100
Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
After Elizabeth, Will, and Captain Barbossa rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from the the land of the dead, they must face their foes, Davy Jones and Lord Cutler Beckett. Beckett, now with control of Jones' heart, forms a dark alliance with him in order to rule the seas and wipe out the last of the Pirates. Now, Jack, Barbossa, Will, Elizabeth, Tia Dalma, and crew must call the Pirate Lords from the four corners of the globe, including the infamous Sao Feng, to gathering. The Pirate Lords want to release the goddess Calypso, Davy Jones's damned lover, from the trap they sent her to out of fear, in which the Pirate Lords must combine the 9 pieces that bound her by ritual to undo it and release her in hopes that she will help them fight. With this, all pirates will stand together and will make their final stand for freedom against Beckett, Jones, Norrington, the Flying Dutchman, and the entire East India Trading Company.
Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Captain Hector Barbossa
Governor Weatherby Swann
(as Kevin R. McNally)
At the End of the World, the Adventure Begins
Release Date: 25 May 2007
Filming Locations: Bahamas
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: €302,863
(24 May 2007)
(25 November 2011)
Did You Know?
The toy soldiers seen on Lord Beckett's desk were specially ordered from King & Country, a Hong Kong based company that deals in military miniatures.
When Jack Sparrow is in Davy Jone's locker, he makes a comment about there being no wind at all, but in the shots right after that, some of his hair can be seen blowing in the wind, showing that there actually is wind.
In order to affect a timely halt to deterioriating conditions, and to ensure the common good, a state of emergency is declared for these territories by decree of Lord Cutler Beckett, duly appointed representative of His Majesty, the King. By decree, according to martial law…
robbed by pirates 🙁
(contains spoilers… but trust me, that won't matter).
it's safe to say that Johnny Depp single-handily made the 'pirate'
series a success. if not for Depp telling interviewers Keith Richards
inspired his captain jack-isms, Keith Richards would certainly not have
appeared in the 3rd movie. in between the excessive amount of canon
balls/sword fights scenes, i couldn't wait to get home and tear this
movie to shreds.
it's such an easy formula: three parts jack sparrow, eleven parts
talking about jack sparrow, two parts love stories, six parts pirate
ships emerging from water, five parts capturing, five parts rescuing
and ten parts action/violence/sword fights. mix haphazardly against
elaborate sets and computer graphics. let set for three hours until the
the movie could be broken down into FOUR major flaws:
POOR WRITING. it seemed the writers were very aware that audiences were
only going to see 'Pirates' for Jack Sparrow, so they thought… "hmmm,
if people love Jack so much… they'll love THREE jacks, or FOUR jacks,
or even MORE Jacks!!" so they made scenes reminiscent of Alice in
Wonderland where Jack hallucinates and sees many of himself. the mood
and overall appearance of these scenes drastically contrast with the
mood and overall appearance of the film. for a minute i thought i was
watching an Oompa Loompa scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
TOO MANY CHARACTERS: accompanying poor writing was the addition of too
many characters. in a nutshell: jack's crew (which was two crews
combined), the British crew, the squid's crew, and a new Asian crew all
have different agendas that (of course) require the other crews to be
killed. Elizabeth (Knightly) becomes captain of the Asian crew, Orlando
bloom becomes captain of the squid crew and Jack bounces between every
crew as he is traded and captured for deal-making. Orlando bloom's
character wants to free his father, Jack wants to be immortal, Kiera
Knightly's character wants to be with Orlando Bloom again, the squid
wants the sea goddess, Elizabeth wants to kill the British captain for
killing her father, the British crew wants jack dead and the Asian crew
wants to be a part of whichever crew is getting the treasure. but is
there even treasure?!! the object they're all after is a beating heart.
and yes, it's as confusing as it sounds.
OLD JOKES. just like the second, all of the "comedic" moments in the
third movie relied on recycled material from the first movie. the humor
in 'pirates' can be attributed to six subjects: 1) the wooden eye:
kudos to whoever thought to give that guy a wooden eye because you
added 30 pages of plot to each film!! 2) jack, the monkey: the only
character whose acting improved by the third film. he's also in a lot
more of the scenes in the third movie. my boyfriend thought he was the
best part. and he was right. 3) rum jokes: the first movie relied
heavily on rum jokes. since the third movie didn't know what the hell
it was doing, it hit up the booze too. 4) the sexual tension between
jack and elizabeth. the cliché "trust me, it would have never worked
between us…" lines return again. 5) jack getting slapped: yes, women
love to slap jack sparrow. we got that one already, thanks. 6) sheer
stupidity/slapstick humor: the other nanoseconds of anticipated (but
unreceived) humor relied on the dumb antics of the fat guy and the
skinny guy with the wooden eye.
CONFUSING PLOT. it felt as though the writers made this movie up as
they were filming it and when they were running low on plot someone
said, "i know, let's make one of the crew members turn out to be a sea
goddess!!" and since there are only two female main characters (one
being Kiera Knightly), the Jamaican-sounding chick landed the role of
sea goddess. this made the plot entertaining for about 20 seconds when
the Jamaican chick turned into the 50 ft. woman and started talking
like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and then exploded into millions of
crabs at which point i leaned over to my boyfriend and said, "haha, she
had crabs!!" needless to say, i don't plan on seeing the 4th or 5th or
6th Pirates movie. but i will be curious to see if Depp stays aboard.
bottom line: if you were planning on seeing pirates, go see Waitress
instead. written by: Jena Ardell