the Jolly Roger! The movie world's most popular pirates are back on the big
screen for a third adventure inspired by a ride at the Disneyland theme parks.
Alan Silverman has a look at Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
The original Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl was a
surprise hit in 2003. The saga of tipsy Captain Jack Sparrow, naive Will Turner
and daring Elizabeth Swann continued in 2006 with a sequel; but that one had a
cliff-hanger ending and so the story
had to continue with this third film, "...At World's End."
Get him back? Well, it seems he did not exactly die, but went to a sort of
purgatory known as Davy Jones Locker. So that's where Will, Elizabeth and the
rest of the motley crew must go, led by the Jack Sparrow's nefarious nemesis
That's about as much sense as the plot makes in Pirates of the
Caribbean: At World's End; but that should not bother the legions of fans around
the world anxious to see Johnny Depp back in character one more time as Captain
"What I love about Captain Jack is what I love about being Captain Jack,
which is the irreverence," says Depp. "You can be so irresponsible and
boisterous and loud and wrong and kind of get away with. There is no
responsibility and you're in a position to do the most ridiculous things you can
come up with and it's fun.
Crossing verbal swords with Depp's Sparrow:
Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa. Hong Kong action star Chow Yun Fat plays
a Singapore pirate warlord; but the saltiest of them all turns out to be
rock-and-roller Keith Richard, in a brief cameo as Captain Jack's father. Depp
has explained that he originally modeled the Sparrow character, in part, after
the Rolling Stone guitarist, so he was pleased that Richards agreed to take the
small part in this third film of the trilogy.
"The funny thing is I felt so comfortable as Captain Jack acting opposite
Keith that it was as if these guys had known each other a lot longer that Johnny
has known Keith," says Depp. " It was very strange and a very interesting moment
when Keith and Captain Jack met.
Meanwhile, Orlando Bloom gets bolder as
young Will Turner determined to win the heart of Elizabeth Swann, who, by now,
has become something of a pirate herself.
"It feels like I've been doing a Pirate movie most of my adult life, so it's
definitely a bittersweet feeling," says Bloom. "It's going to be sad to say
goodbye to the character of Will because I love him. He's completely fearless
and he has become a pirate by the end of this. Just as I was starting to get
excited about being a pirate, it's come to an end."
Is this it? Is At World's End the final Pirates of the Caribbean adventure?
Johnny Depp says if the Black Pearl again sets sail on the bounding main, he
might be on board.
"Oh, I'd definitely be open to it. If all the right elements were involved
and there it would be great," he admits. "I would say Captain Jack is a
character, because he is so much fun to play, that I can certainly see other
situations that would be fun to explore as that character."
international cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End features Keira
Knightley again as Elizabeth Swann. Bill Nighy returns as Davy Jones with
squid-like tentacles covering his face. Stellan Skarsgaard plays Will Turner's
father, condemned to an eternity of servitude on Jones's ship, the Flying
Dutchman (unless young Will can save him). Like the first two Pirates
adventures, At World's End is produced by veteran action filmmaker Jerry
Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski.
"What did we do the first time that worked? Well, we took risks and were
willing to fail. Trying to recapture that spirit was what it was all about," he
Most of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was filmed on location in
: A cliffhanger ending is a plot device in which a movie, novel, or other work
of fiction contains an abrupt ending, often leaving the main characters in a
precarious or difficult situation（留有悬念的结尾）