Genre Guesstimation – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by Richard of Kirkham A Movie A Day and it is Swashbuckler Films

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Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Swashbuckler Films.

“Now we’re being followed by rocks. Never had that one before.” – Captain Jack Sparrow

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Aug 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Jack Sparrow and his allies must travel to the end of the World in order to try and stop nefarious forces from taking control of the world.

My Take on it – I decided that in order to make my guest choices of the Genre for the Genre Grandeur series more personal (and expand my own personal horizons of these genres), I will take a recommendation from my guest for a film to watch for this Genre Guesstimation series.

This entire series was Richard’s choice for me to watch.

This is the third film in this series and this is the point where I believe the series actually “jumped the shark”.

It isn’t as good as the previous two installments and they try to take this swashbuckling storyline into directions that they don’t really need to go which takes away from part of the fun of this series.

The special effects of the film are once again excellent yet the story isn’t as interesting and intriguing as one would hope.

It seems at this point, they were churning out the installments for the sake of money instead of just entertainment factors.

That being said, it was nice seeing the cast return but it’s unfortunate that the story isn’t as good as it could have been had they stuck within the parameter set forth in the earlier installments.

Bottom Line – This film isn’t as good as the previous two installments and instead of trying to further the swashbuckling storyline, they go into so many places that change the genre of the story.  The special effects are great once again, but they have strayed so far from their original ideas, it seems as if they just have continued this storyline for the sake of money instead of entertainment factors. Nice seeing the cast return but the storyline just isn’t as good as it might have been.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The most expensive film ever made (at the time), not adjusted for inflation. The budget ran to three hundred million dollars. That’s more than the budget of all three Lord of the Rings films combined. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Takes the storyline to crazy places that are very far from where this kind of film should be going.

Rating – Globe Worthy (6/10)


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3 thoughts on “Genre Guesstimation – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

  1. The first three Pirates are the kind of movies my family just turns on whenever they happen to be on TV, so we’ve seen them a lot, which did increase our appreciation quite a bit, especially with this one. I agree the whole peanut thing in Davy Jones locker and the multiple Jacks were totally weird and unnecessary, and the runtime should have been way pared down, but it still ended well, I thought. I kind of wish the series had ended here, though.


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