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

This was a fitting conclusion, even if it still wasn’t up to the first part. I think to really enjoy it, you have to watch Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End in a row, they are really just two halves of one movie. The thing I found off about the second part surfaced here as well, but much less pronounced.

The characters sometimes behave like they were forced to act out of role to further the script, and the plot is too convoluted for its own good. A betrays B, gets then betrayed by C, and all together get betrayed by D. A bit ridiculous. But if you want pirate action, you probably won’t get anything better than this.

While watching the movie the thought popped in my head that it’s funny (or maybe not) how we idealize murders, thieves and general the scum of past times, while those who actually stopped them are always portrayed as villains. I know it’s not as black and white, but pirates aren’t nice people, haven’t been in the past and still aren’t today. And yet, in every movie with pirates they are characterized as heroes. I wonder what future generations will makes out of the scum of today.