I went to the midnight opening screening of Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End. You all know by now that Adelaide isn't the most vibrant of cities, but nevertheless it was a full house at the cinema. Ben and me were even condemned to some pretty bad seats! When I was scanning the audience I came to the conclusion that it was full of bogans (probably all unemployed, who else is able to go to the midnight screening of a 3-hour movie besides students and people with no jobs!) throwing popcorn and burping (not kidding)
But we were there for the movie, so how was it?! Unfortunately it was "mwah". Of course it was actionpacked, an exhilarating roller coaster ride, but with too many bumps and weird jumps. This third installment introduced around a dozen new characters which were not really important and instead of adding to the plot, they obscured it. With a solid 3 hours it had way too many almost-endings and climaxes and around two-thirds in the movie you start to think: "I can't take more! For the love of God - kill the dramatic music, put those swords away and silence those cannons!!" but then the amazing end battle starts and you admit: "Alright, just a little bit then"
Pirates 3 is definitely the weakest of the 3, but if you want swashbuckling spectacle it is still a must. Not in the least because Jack Sparrow is still, well.. Jack Sparrow (and wait till you meet his family ;)