The newest hyped movie to hit the theatres is Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. This movie is the third installment in the series and features all the prominent cast members from the first two films. Pirates is predicted to rival the record setting box office numbers made by Spiderman 3 just a few weeks ago. I went to see the movie at The Majestic Theatre in Silver Spring, MD tonight, a beautiful theatre that would rival any non-IMAX experience, and here are my spoiler-free impressions of the film.
I feel the need to preface this review by mentioning that it may be a little bias due to my overwhelming love for pirates in general. However, I do not believe anyone in their right mind could dislike pirates (of the fictional variety, or perhaps otherwise). To those of you who hate pirates, this is my subtle way of claiming that you are in some way unfit to be alive. I am kidding, of course, but you get the drift. This being said, I believe that if I were neutral to pirates I still would have immensely enjoyed this movie.
Yes, per the title of this article, I believe this movie to be a hit. In fact, I would say it is the best movie since Return of the King. I know that is quite a bold statement, given the number of movies that have come out since that time, but I am going to stand by this claim. If you like pirates, you are going to like this movie. If you like comedies, you are going to like this movie. If you like action flicks, you are going to like this movie. If you like the fantasy genre, you are going to like this movie. If you liked the other two Pirates movies, you are going to like this movie. If you have a pulse and are not overly critical when it comes to movies, you are going to like this movie! I think I have made my point.
I found myself sucked in by the movie from the very beginning as the conflict between the East India Trading Company and the Pirates resumes just from where it left off. The humor interjected in the first two movies is back, and I believe more funny then either of the previous films. I was awestruck at the beauty of some of the scenes, on the edge of my seat for the action sequences, and actually somewhat surprised by the ending. I was excited by this movie, and unlike Spiderman 3, in this reviewer’s opinion, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End exceeded the hype!
Score: 5 out of 5
Making sense out of drscotto’s five point scale:
1 – This movie is horrible. Do not bother.
2 – Only hardcore fans of the genre or type should consider this movie.
3 – Pretty good movie. Several flaws make it difficult to give a higher score, but fans of the genre will love it, as well as some others.
4 – Great movie! A fabulous film that either has one or two minor flaws, or a superb title that just would not appeal to everyone. In addition, movies may fall into this category because they just do not quite live up to the level of a 5.
5 – Spectacular movie, as it is excellent in content, creativity, and expectations. Everyone, no matter the genre, can also enjoy this movie.