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'Pirates' worth the wait

May 29, 2007|by DARCY SHULL

I have been waiting for "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" since I saw "Dead Man's Chest" last year. So my friends and I lined up with other hardcore "Pirates" fans to see the first showing of "At World's End." And for about 168 minutes, five teenage girls were completely silent.

Well, maybe not completely.

In the movie, there are more than several stories going on at once. As they entwine and weave a masterpiece of fantastic cinematography, the once-confusing plot is made clear. In a nutshell, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Capt. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and the rest of the Black Pearl's crew try to reunite a council of the world's most powerful pirate lords, set free the sea goddess Calypso, stab the still-beating heart of the captain of the Flying Dutchman, and save the seas from tyranny. But Davy Jones and his master, the British admiral of the world's oceans, want to keep their control.

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Overall, I gave "At World's End" two thumbs up. It was an amazing movie, even if it was a little confusing at parts. How could you not love a movie that has ever-lovable Johnny Depp and an undead monkey wearing a hat and pants?

I also liked how the director slipped a little Greek mythology into the plot. It really added to the movie and made for a great couple of scenes.

Highly recommended to anyone who simply wants to see a fabulous movie.

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