When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
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
When the pirates bring out the book of the Pirate Code, Ragetti says they are the rules first set down by "Morgan and Bartholomew." This is a reference to the great pirates Henry Morgan and Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts. Henry Morgan was a pirate renowned in his day for the taking and sacking of several supposedly impenetrable treasure towns, including Portobello, which was the Fort Knox of its day. Roberts, though less famous, was on a par with Blackbeard and Captain Kidd for successful ventures, and known for his fondness for fine clothes and jewelry (thus serving as an archetype of the pirate image popular today); he was also one of the first known pirates to develop a code of honour to be followed by his crew on pain of death. The Pirate Code referenced throughout the trilogy features some of the precepts from this article. However, as Roberts was just six years old when Morgan died, the likelihood of their having been acquainted is somewhat small. See more »
The shot that shows Singapore harbor shows a craggy, rocky harbor. Singapore is in fact an island without any mountains or cliffs and it's highest point is 538ft above sea-level known as Bukit Timah, a hill in the middle of the island. See more »
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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There is an extra scene after the end credits showing Elizabeth and her son waiting for Will to return to land. See more »
Only for the most die-hard fans of the previous two
I don't know how anyone, cast and crew included, could think that 3 hours is a good length for this film. The film could be drastically improved--but not saved--by cutting out an hour. Or maybe even an hour and a half. And that is not a complaint that I have too often. I don't mind long movies. But this one just drags and drags and drags. And I don't mind slow movies either. But the "plot"--if you can even call it that--is much too convoluted. There are too many things going on at any given time for you too actually care what happens to any of the characters.
And if you haven't seen the first two films, do not see this one. You will have no idea what is going on. You would think that with 3 hours the writers could properly introduce you to all of the characters. But you would be wrong.
Obviously, this movie will have a huge opening weekend. But look for it to drastically drop off on its second weekend as word of mouth spreads. Just like Spider-Man 3.
This movie epitomizes everything wrong with Hollywood today. There is way too much time spent on over-the-top action. And almost no time spent on characterization. Every year movie theater attendance goes down, and every year ticket prices go up. And this film will only worsen that problem. There will be tons of people who walk out of the theater and say "That definitely wasn't worth my time or money." And it will probably be a while before they make a trip to the theater again.
If the major studios would concentrate on making quality films, every thing else would take care of itself.
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