Sue wrote us earlier yesterday to give some insight on the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End and, due to the fact that early reviews are still scarce, I asked for some additional comments on the film itself.
Sue (and grandson) seem to agree with the me on how important Geoffrey Rush is to the Pirates franchise as well as with the early buzz that Keith Richards is an awesome addition to the third installment.
Screening Report for Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
Before reading the report from the Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End premiere, be warned that there are some light spoilers.
We were four of the 2000 guests at the Premiere of At World's End. Disney went all out and we were all treated like VIPs. Games rides, good food and a special concert of the music of Pirates 3 directed in person by Hans Zimmer. Of course we were thrilled to see the stars, director and producer but the music began to play and the Logo went up on the screen and everyone in the audience was so excited, yelling and clapping, we were finally getting to see the much anticipated movie....Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End. Suddenly there we were at Port Royal with Beckett and everyone was still as could be as we watched the shocking dark beginning and heard the song sung. The song that would eventually affect the whole pirating community.
It moved into and through Singapore and onto World's End where we found Jack who was delightfully delusional.....you'll love him and so will you also appreciate his grand entrance to those who were searching for him. Shades of the Curse of the Black Pearl. Returning to reality was a challenge well met with intrigue amongst everyone. At time you don't know who is with who. I will say that the bad guys (anyone associated with the East India Trading Co.) are not exactly the winners and pirates still rule! Some things happen that we anticipated and others that we had no idea would occur. We have resolution to unanswered questions and a hint of things to come? Pirates 4..........a good possibility.
Barbossa was a touch of spice that enhanced the whole movie...he and Jack playing off of each other was enjoyable. Keith Richards is a hoot and the question of where is Jack's Mom and Dad is answered as is the last little tidbit from Dead Man's Chest. No hint, you had to watch to the end of the credits for that short little scene. The battle scenes are spectacular and yes it seems a little dragged out at times but I felt that way on the second movie too and that it was better the second time I saw it because I could concentrate on catching the little innuendos that we all love. Dusty and I will be inline to watch it again at the 8:00 showing on the 24th and maybe the 25th.
Sue and Dusty Legare
Thanks Sue and Dusty!
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End opens to theatres on May 24th.