Big Screen

Wed., May 23, 2007

I was invited to an advance private viewing of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.’ Alas, this installment of the franchise turned out to be a sinking ship. The action adventures of the movie didn’t keep up with the 2 hrs. 45 min. length. The impressive cinematography effects of ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ were simply recycled. About mid-way through the movie was a significant “dead air” spot when the screen went blank from black to white. Instead of being effective to the scene, it came across as if something had happened to the film reel. Predictably, Keith Richards appearance was brief and towards the end. Creative makeup and costumes were the only treasures to be found. Disney should order the director, Gore Verbinsk, to walk the plank for this one.

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