Well, we made it; the end of one of the better all around trilogies out there. I personally believe that it should have ended with this movie, mind you I liked hearing a fourth was on the way, but with its failure, it’s clear that merely bringing back Jack and Barbossa out of the nearly eleven regulars is simply not enough. And not only that, but the beginning of At Worlds End had a key line-during the song in fact, right before the coin splashed on the screen- “…never shall we die” which would have actually meant something if the Pirates trilogy just ended on this movie.
It was supposed to be figurative…
Again, I really liked the story here for two reasons:
1. The story arc for Elizabeth. She went from the daughter of a governor who was the last person expected to become a pirate to the wife of the captain of the Flying Dutchman with her fair share of pirating under her (becoming a pirate lord and king of the pirates will also help).
2. How interwoven everything was. If you try to follow everything you will get confused, so take things as they come and you should grasp an understanding of why it is going on even if you don’t keep up with the excellent back and forth dialog had between all sides (pirates and the EIC). The best part is all of the clashing of the multiple people who seemingly want the same thing but for their own reasons.
While all three Pirates movies told their stories well for their various lengths, there is no excuse for any movie to go 2 hrs and 46 minutes. It’s one of the strikes I have against The Dark Knight and God knows the world loves that movie, so if I hit TDK for doing it, no movie is safe. Yes, it does tell the story well, but it just takes too long to do so. I bet if it was made this year they’d have made it At Worlds End, Part 1 and Part 2.
Like any good movie in a good trilogy, all of them told a great story individually and then told a great story as a whole. Pirates 3 is a worthy ending to the trilogy and a pretty decent movie in and of itself (even though 1&2 are widely considered the better films).
Take a drink: for the awesome death of an admiral right in the face of Davey Jones
Take a Drink: every time the plot loses you
Take a shot: for King Swan!
Take a shot: for everything being “just good business”