So the second movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) left off with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) locked up in Davy Jones' (Bill Nighy) locker and William Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and Sparrow’s crew planning to head to World's end to bring Sparrow back from the dead. The third (and hopefully final) movie, Pirates of the
Quite a lot to keep up with and I think that's where the movie fails. There's just too much packed into the storyline and the movie seems to go on and on. There is much less action in this movie compared to the previous two and the real fight only comes towards the end with Hans Zimmer's stunning background score providing a zest that is incomparable.
Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow is brilliant once again and reminds us why this franchise became such a hit. He has created a character so amazing that even when Sparrow does something conniving and selfish, you just can't hate him. Bloom as William Turner was a disappointment. His character has become boring and it’s just tedious to keep up with his storyline. He didn't infuse energy into his character at all. Knightley was good as Swann and she got a decent amount of screentime. It was nice to see a special appearance by Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones guitarist whom Depp based his character on.
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My verdict: 5.5/ 10