, 11 years
ago, was released the third installment in the
Pirates of the Caribbean film series. “Pirates of
the Caribbean: At World’s End”. As usual, premiered at Disneyland in Anaheim, California in May 19 with the tickets costing $1,500, but the proceeds were going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation charity. On May 22 the film sailed to Bahrain and
Kuwait, followed by European and Eastern releases on May 23, and UK and US
releases on May 24 and May 25 respectively. China was the last country to
receive the film, opening on June 12 with more than 10 minutes censored. “At
World’s End” was a box office hit, becoming the most successful film of 2007,
with over $960 million worldwide.
> Synopsis: Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann join forces with
Capt. Barbossa to free Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones’ locker. Meanwhile, the
crew of The Flying Dutchman ghost ship wreak havoc on the Seven Seas. The
friends must navigate through dangerous waters to confront infamous Chinese
pirate Sao Feng and, ultimately, they must choose sides in a battle wherein the
pirate life hangs in the balance.
* It is in the top five of the most expensive film ever made.
The first name of Captain Barbossa, Hector, was accidentally given by Depp. In the commentary for “Pirates of theCaribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl”, he jokingly
said that Barbossa’s name was Hector. This comment was misinterpreted by fans
to be the character’s actual name, and the writers had no choice, but to
include it in the franchise.
As usual, Depp’s agenda was so busy that while filming, he
was practicing his singing for Sweeney Todd.
Depp takes 33 minutes into the film to finally appear.
Originally this should have been the final installment
in the series.
Johnny confessed had cried after the end of filming,
because he thought Captain Jack Sparrow franchise wouldn’t be continued, once there
wasn’t any confirmation of a sequel.
In the multiples Captain Jack Sparrow scene, there are
two little Jacks hanging on his dreadlocks. Both was filmed in a large scale
hanging dreadlock with no stunts.
The Chinese version was censored due to the
“vilifying and defacing the Chinese people.” Chow Yun-Fat’s screen time was
cut to ten minutes. Among the parts taken out was the “Welcome to
Singapore” line, because it hints that Singapore is the land of pirates
Happy 12th Anniversary for the “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”!!!