Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Rated 4.0

Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is rescued from Davy Jones’ Locker, along with his beloved Black Pearl—but only after Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) elicit the help of (who else?) Chow Yun Fat, who plays one of the pirate lords, living in Singapore. Lost yet? Don’t feel bad. This is one of those movies you can watch over and over again because of its beauty and, of course, action—so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to figure out what’s really going on. In the end, what we have is a very long (almost three hours) glorified fight scene during which nobody is quite sure who is on whose side. The confusion would ordinarily bother me, but with this film, I didn’t mind so much. Kudos to director Gore Verbinski for making both a film for hardcore fans who will know the first two by heart as well as a film for the casual viewer (though the experience is better with background knowledge).