Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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

"The immaterial has become... immaterial."

Right after the Disney logo the film opens with a public hanging of anyone associated with piracy including a child. That's just the beginning of this bold, beautiful and surreal finale to the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. As he did with Dead Man’s Chest Verbinski and team craft one of the most visually stunning and technical marvels of blockbuster filmmaking to ever exist and the VFX especially for Davy Jones and his crew have not aged a day. Frankly it's rather sad that over ten years later most action blockbusters look so drab and lacking in life in comparison I mean just compare the colorless and dull finale of Endgame to the maelstrom battle in this and you'll know exactly what I mean. Dead Man’s Chest will always be my favorite Pirate's due to its collection of crazy action setpieces spread throughout but this is certainly my runner up. Special mention to the surrealist introduction of Jack Sparrow in Davy Jones Locker where Jack hallucinates a bunch of other Jacks, kills two of them then witnesses the Pearl get carried by a bunch of crabs. "Gentlemen... I wash my hands of this weirdness."

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