This article was originally published on Ferretbrain. I’ve backdated it to its original Ferretbrain publication date but it may have been edited and amended since its original appearance.
Pirates of the Caribbean 3‘s tagline should be At Wit’s End. Everything about this movie suggests that pretty much everyone involved is just plain tired with the whole thing.
I’m not going to restate Kyra’s points about the film, but I do want to sound off about it, and my rage is too expansive to be contained in a mere comment. That said, there are a few of aspects of Kyra’s review I want to highlight. She is correct that there is not enough swordfighting. In fact, I can only remember two swordfights, one at the very beginning and one at the very end, and they aren’t very good.