Film Screening 27th July, 2007

Poster for Dog Watch

Dog Watch 

8:00 PM, 27th July, 2007

  • G
  • 8 mins
  • 1945
  • Charles A. Nichols
  • Eric Gurney

The silhouetted profiles Pluto sees near the stash of bones are those of Hitler and Mussolini.The cookie jar in the mess hall alternates between being full to the brim in long shots and having no cookies visible from the outside in close

Poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End 

8:08 PM, 27th July, 2007
No Guests

  • M
  • 168 mins
  • 2007
  • Gore Verbinski
  • Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

A fitting conclusion to the trilogy, with few unanswered questions, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End has done it again.

I went into this film expecting to be entertained for two and a half hours solid, and boy was I. You will not be bored. However, if you're looking for depth, or a character driven plot, then Pirates 3 is not for you.

Suitably formulaic, this final instalment works hard to tie up all the existing subplots as well as open up room for a fourth movie, should box office figures allow. The action was well paced, the sets and costumes were once again amazing, and the story line was fittingly frivolous. I particularly enjoyed the extended pirate world in this sequel (with many other pirate captains, played by Chow Yun Fat and Keith Richards amongst others, making appearances). The special effects are, of course, cutting edge and make for a truly immersing experience. As you can tell I am a big Pirates fan, but don't allow that to let you discount my opinion. I went to see this film with people who were pretty much dragged there at gunpoint, and even they enjoyed it far more than they expected. One of the must-sees in this semester's program, this is the perfect film to bring your friends along and show them the Film Group's great atmosphere. It's worth it just to see Captain Jack Sparrow running down the beach arguing with himself. A warning, however: if you didn't like the first two, this one isn't going to change your mind. One last note: you'll want to remember the first two very well when you see it.'

Kirsten Gottschalk