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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  25 May 2007 (USA)
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Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.


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After Elizabeth, Will, and Captain Barbossa rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from the the land of the dead, they must face their foes, Davy Jones and Lord Cutler Beckett. Beckett, now with control of Jones' heart, forms a dark alliance with him in order to rule the seas and wipe out the last of the Pirates. Now, Jack, Barbossa, Will, Elizabeth, Tia Dalma, and crew must call the Pirate Lords from the four corners of the globe, including the infamous Sao Feng, to gathering. The Pirate Lords want to release the goddess Calypso, Davy Jones's damned lover, from the trap they sent her to out of fear, in which the Pirate Lords must combine the 9 pieces that bound her by ritual to undo it and release her in hopes that she will help them fight. With this, all pirates will stand together and will make their final stand for freedom against Beckett, Jones, Norrington, the Flying Dutchman, and the entire East India Trading Company. Written by J. Curcio

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At the End of the World, the Adventure Begins

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence and some frightening images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

P.O.T.C. 3  »

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Box Office


$300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,412,294 (UK) (25 May 2007)


$309,404,152 (USA) (28 September 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hans Zimmer composed eight new motifs including a new love theme for the film's soundtrack. He scored scenes as the editors began work, so as to influence their choice of cutting to the music. See more »


When Lord Beckett boards the Dutchman with Davy Jones's heart, he has stubble on his face. When he walks towards Jones, he is clean shaven. See more »


[first lines]
Officer: In order to affect a timely halt to deterioriating conditions, and to ensure the common good, a state of emergency is declared for these territories by decree of Lord Cutler Beckett, duly appointed representative of His Majesty, the King. By decree, according to martial law, the following statutes are temporarily amended: Right to assembly, suspended. Right to habeas corpus, suspended. Right to legal counsel, suspended. Right to verdict by a jury of peers, suspended. By decree, all...
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene after the end credits showing Elizabeth and her son waiting for Will to return to land. See more »


References The Play House (1921) See more »


Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)
Words by Xavier Atencio
Music by George Bruns
Performed by Sam Bower
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I wanted to like it, but...
28 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was very disappointing.

I adored the first movie to pieces. I own the DVD and regularly play it on movie nights with my friends. It's great unexpected fun, quotable, and a visual spectacle. The characters are surprisingly likable, and Depp comes roaring in like a breath of fresh air as Capt. Jack.

The problem with the third movie (as well as the second) is that it lost touch with it's roots. The first movie, while heavy with the supernatural stuff, was still pretty grounded in a fairly accurate real world. The characters were over the top, yes, but still believable, and above all, relatable. Their motives and predicaments all made a great deal of sense (i.e. Elizabeth wanting to marry Will, Barbossa wanting to be free of the curse, Jack simply wanting to get a boat so he could live his life of freedom). Unfortunately, in the new movies, the writers have lost touch with the first movie's charm. The plots are so convoluted it's difficult to decipher, much less remember, a character's desires and motives. It's much less emotionally grounded. It has also become so thick into this supernatural fantasy land that it has hardly any link to the real world at all. This would not have been a problem were the filmmakers not so intent on special effects and visual spectacles that they forgot to tell a good, solid story.

I believe this movie would have been better if the writers had kept to a more straightforward plot and toned down much of the "grand spectacle" stuff which really dominated the movies.

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