Wandurden’s review published on Letterboxd:
At World’s End is astoundingly, wonderfully cinematic; a feast for the senses whose CGI (impressive in 2007) would hold its own against today’s ‘blockbusters’.
Having watched Pirates 3 and its predecessor back-to-back, it is without question that these films were written as a massive two-parter, ala the Half Blood Prince (hell, Dead Man’s Chest’s cliffhanger was paid off just one year later in terms of theater release). Thus, as a direct result of this story-lining, At World’s End comes loaded with all the clap-inducing plot resolutions absent from the series’ second film.
And, sure, this third film in the series is not without some of the same issues that plagued the second, but these are more easily overlooked here as viewers satisfaction levels are so massively heightened.
Also, in a film so chock-full of high-concept world building, Shipwreck Cove is just so damn cool, man.