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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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Arrr this be Captain CupOfCake reporting on the new movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. So have you scallywags seen this movie? The drama, the romance, the excitement, the comedy? If you haven't, set sail for the movie theater and hold on . . . it's about to get bumpy.

Cast: Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow), Orlando Bloom (William Turner), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Bill Nighly (Davy Jones), Geoffrey Rush (Captain Hector Barbossa), Chow Yun-Fat (Sao Feng), Naomie Harris (Tia Dalma), and Tom Hollander (Lord Cutler Beckett.)

Jack Sparrow: the last we saw him he had a debt to pay to Davy Jones, he was chief of the cannibals, he was captain of the Black Pearl, and he was kissing Elizabeth Swann before he was claimed by the sea. Now Jack is back, thanks to the help of the voodoo priest Tia Dalma and the crew.

William Turner: the last we saw him he was trying to save his father from the Flying Dutchman, trying to be with the woman he loved, and trying to get Jack's compass.

Elizabeth Swann: the last we saw her she was trying to get married to William Turner, find the chest of Davy Jones, and handcuffing Jack Sparrow the the mast of the Black Pearl.

Where are the characters now you ask? Well they are fighting in a massive whirlpool made by Calypso.

At World's End: Davy Jones is trying to get back his chest from Lord Cutler Beckett. Beckett controls the sea, with the heart of Davy Jones. We find an island made completely of ship parts called Shipwreck Cove, where we meet Jack Sparrow's father played by the Rolling Stones lead guitar player Keith Richards. We also see Barbossa trying to find the green flash known as the other side, where we see the dead floating in the water. Davy Jones is supposed to help those who have died at sea get to the other side, until he was betrayed by his one true love. We find out he wasn't always a monster. We see all the Pirate Lords getting their sails raised to fight Port Royal. Sparrow, Barbossa, and Swann meet with Jones, Beckett, and Turner on a small sandbar. Where Beckett assures them that if they fight all of them will die. What happens next you will have to find out on your own, matey.

Behind The Camera: Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Directed by Gore Verbinski, and writing by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio. What do all of these people have in common? All of them have been behind the camera in all 3 Pirate movies. Jerry Bruckheimer now 61 years old and has produced over 37 films. Gore Verbinski now 43 years old and has directed 8 films. Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio are partners in the writing business and have written 10 movies together. Ted Elliot is 47 years old and Terry Rossio is 46 years old.

Fun Facts: Together all of the Pirate movies have made over 2 billion dollars. All three films premiered at Anaheim, California, where the Pirates of the Caribbean ride was made. They first thought about making pirate movies in 1990. The movie is based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland. You can find Jack Sparrow three times in the ride. Every scene that Keith Richards was in, in At World's End he got the nickname "Two-Take Richards." The premieres at Anaheim, California started with the cast coming in on a pirate ship. The make-up the cast put on took over two hours to make it just right!

Ending Interview: At last I interviewed chocoboi.

CupOfCake: Have you seen Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End, matey?
Chocoboi: Aye.
CupOfCake: What were your thoughts on the movie?
Chocoboi: It was well directed and the acting was fabulous as always. However the ending was somewhat loose.
CupOfCake: They said in the ending there is a hint of where they could make a fourth movie, did you see where they could?
Chocoboi: Yes, I did. Although, it was very vague. I don't know how good of a plot line the fourth movie could present.
CupOfCake: Would you recommend this movie to somebody?
Chocoboi: I would recommend this movie to anyone who loved or enjoyed the previous POTC movies.
CupOfCake: Well thank you for your time, be safe on the sea.
Chocoboi: Haha ok.

The third time's the charm. This movie is by far the best one. It's unpredictable and it will keep you on the edge of your seat. The movie is two hours and 45 minutes. So make sure your popcorn is extra-large! And sit through the credits because there is a scene at the end :) In the words of Jack Sparrow . . . "Now bring me that horizon and really bad eggs. Drink up me hearties, Yo Ho!"



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