Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is worse than overblown, said Stephanie Zacharek in Salon.com. This third installment of the Pirates franchise is 'œa glazed, inhuman, cluttered piece of work, a storytelling mishmash that buries the considerable charms of its actors under heavy drifts of silt.' Moviegoers will surely flock to see it'”the last Pirates sequel, Dead Man's Chest, made a walloping $1 billion'”but it's unlikely that they'll be able to follow the film's multiple story lines. Combining at least 20 confusing plots into a 170'“minute jumble of pirate alliances, daddy issues, and reversals of loyalty, At World's End will have even the most devoted Pirates fanatics scratching their heads. Never mind the plot, said Christopher Kelly in the Fort Worth Star'“Telegram. 'œThe only way to get through to the end is to surrender to the CGI spectacle.' There are some moments of stunning beauty and imagination here, including one scene in which Jack (Johnny Depp) sails a ship manned by his hallucinatory clones. And even compared with the best action flicks, At World's End has some brilliantly choreographed melees, said Richard Roeper in the Chicago Sun'“Times. 'œIf Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. could see the ridiculously entertaining action sequences in the third Pirates movie, they'd drop their swords in amazement.'
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