Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie Beckett is walking down the stairs of the ship while it's being blown to bits by the cannons from the 2 pirate ships. There's a close up slo-mo shot of the railing being destroyed as he walks down. The railing is consistently being blown up RIGHT behind his hands. The shot cuts away to a view from in-front of him and there's a good 3 feet between his hand and where the railing is broken.

Nick Bylsma

Correction: That's right, there is a slow motion SIDE shot of the upper part of the stair railing being blown up *right* behind Beckett's hand, and then it cuts to a slow motion FRONT shot and the upper part of the stair railing is getting blown up once again. ALL of the action is seen from multiple angles and in dramatic slow motion. This is a deliberate and common filmmaking technique to show a single action or sequence repeatedly from several different angles, by 'turning back time' very slightly in some cases, to show the action from a different perspective. The railing being blown up is one of those cases. Another example is in 'LotR: The Two Towers' when Legolas surfs the stairs.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: Near the beginning where all the people are being hanged, when the young boy is singing, you can see he has braces on his teeth.


Correction: No, it's just dirty teeth.

Correction: It's definitely braces on his teeth and they were made to look dirty.

I believe the webmaster clarified that his teeth are just dirty. No braces.

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: It is definitely braces. watching it now.

Corrected entry: When the civilians are hung [beginning of film] the drop through the trapdoor is significant. All, however, have a length of rope attached to the noose, which is simply too short to allow such a drop. Furthermore, they all move up and down after the drop, suggesting an almost springlike flexibility of the rope. Their bodies would probably bounce sideways, but not up and down.

Correction: Newton's third law: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. When the bodies hit the bottom of the noose's length, that's a lot of kinetic force going in the opposite direction, so a brief up-and-down bobble would be natural. As for the length of rope, there is clearly significant slack when the prisoners are noosed, which would be enough to warrant the short-drop method shown.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Barbossa retrieves his piece of eight from Ragetti, it pops out of his left eye. However in the scenes following he wears an eyepatch on his right eye and his left eye is normal.

Correction: Ragetti's wooden eye "pops out" of his right (viewer's left) eye socket and is consistent with the rest of the film.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: Just after Davy Jones kills Mercer, he descends the stairs to the main deck of the Flying Dutchman to find Jack Sparrow. As Jones comes down the stairs a gold chain can be seen hanging from his belt, but when he draws his sword (and in all following scenes) the chain is gone. It's not the string on the hilt of the sword because the string is too short.

Correction: Actually, it IS the cord with tassle that is dangling off the hand guard on the sword hilt. There is no "gold chain" hanging from his belt.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Cutler Beckett is sitting at his desk behind him there is a world map. On this map only the south coast and nothing else of Australia is marked. In Dead Man's Chest, on a different map behind him, the west coast is drawn and not the south coast. Although it's obvious not all of Australia would be discovered by that time, but there shouldn't be one and not the other, with a change over in the next film.

Correction: In Dead Man's Chest, that map was being painted even as we were viewing it. It's a reasonable assumption that the map in At World's End was also unfinished.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene nearing the end where they join up on the small island where Jack gets traded for Elizabeth, Davey Jone's shadow is the shape of a human.

Correction: On the sand pit, when Jack is traded for Will, not Elizabeth, the shadow that Jones casts on the sand has absolutely no distinctive characteristics that reveal it to be human or otherwise.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Pintel and Ragetti find the dead kraken on the beach, Ragetti calls it a "cephalopod", even though the word "cephalopod" was not in use during that time period.

Correction: How do you know? If you know when the word was coined, mention it in your submission. Without some backup this appears to be purely opinion-based. Regardless, it's standard practice in historically set films to use present-day terminology for the convenience of the modern audience; as a rule, the use of such conventions is not considered a mistake anyway.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: During the scene after the credits we see Elizabeth has brought her son to meet Will, implying that he is Will's son. However, Will was dead when they consumated their marriage so there is no way he could have impregnated her.

Correction: Since this is some magical law about being dead, but yet strangely living and walking and talking.I don't think conventional conception rules apply.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: When Beckett tells Norrington that "The pirates know they face extinction," you can hear the sound of a sword being pulled out of its scabbard, but Norrington only removed it from the box so the sound should not have been there.

Correction: Norrington opens the box, the scene cuts away and we hear the noise of it being removed from the scabbard. When we cut back, Norrington has the sword, unsheathed, in his right hand, with his left, we can see him replacing the scabbard within the box. While the lighting and surroundings make the blade look dark in colour, similar to the scabbard, he's definitely unsheathed it.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Pieces of eight were Spanish coins cut into eight pieces (when cut into four they were called quarters). The coins shown in the film are full coins but are still referred to as pieces of eight.

Correction: This was only true in the US after 1792, when the US mint started printing their own money. The original Spanish coin (that would be te one in use at the time of the movies) "real de a ocho", AKA "Pieces of eight", was named so because it was worth 8 reales, not because it was cut into smaller pieces regularly. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_dollar.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack Sparrow has hallucinations of himself in Davy Jones' locker when he walks along the ship it is perfectly level, but in the shot where he falls down on the rope, the Black Pearl in the background is on a huge angle which would not have been possible for him to walk along normally.

Correction: As you have said, he was hallucinating. Jack may have thought he was walking normaly, we were after all seeing this from his point of veiw.

Corrected entry: Despite what seems to be indicated in the film, the captain of the Dutchman is not cursed to do that job for eternity. The scenes about the specifics of the curse were cut from the final version. The captain of the Dutchman must do the job for 10 years at a time, coming ashore on his one day every 10 years. If the captain's true love is waiting for him when he returns, his bond to the ship is severed and he can leave being captain and live with his love on land. (all of this is confirmed by Mr. Elliott and Mr. Rossio in the forums at wordplayer.com).

Correction: It seems this is wrong now. In the Special Edition 2 Disc DVD of POTC:AWE, it has a booklet that has the top questions that were asked by fans after watching the film. One of the questions asks if Will is to be the captain of the Dutchman forever, even if Elizabeth has waited for him, and it says that yes, in fact he is forever doomed to captain the ship (unless someone stabs his heart and takes his place).

Corrected entry: Singapore was not formed until the mid-20th century. And that area was not crawling with Chinese people yet.

Correction: Certainly posession of the island transferred from Britain to Japan and back to Britain throughout WW2. But Singapore was established as a trading post by the British East India Company in 1819. There was already a settlement on the island dating back to the 2nd century. And the name "Singapore" dates to the 14th century.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film a British soldier who picks up Norrington's Sword (Davy Jones then takes it from him and stabs him with it) is one of the soldiers who is later seen with his mate in pirate dress on the Black Pearl - completely uninjured.

Correction: Yes, Murtog and Mulroy have changed to pirate garb on the Pearl. However, the British soldier, who is stabbed by Jones on deck, is not Mulroy, though the man does resemble him.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: It's a leather sole, and there's nothing out of place about the buckle. This shoe style has been worn in China (and the surrounding Asian countries) since long before this film was set.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: In the maelstrom scene where the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman are firing at each other, the ships are listing at nearly forty-five degrees, but they are firing at each other and scoring hits. In reality the cannons could not possibly be elevated this far.

Correction: Simply put: Yes they could. The Black Pearl is shown to fire at angles in excess of 45ยบ throughout the entire series. The cannons pivot, so there's no reason they couldn't fire higher or lower.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The song "Hoist the Colours" was actually composed by Hans Zimmer (the films composer) and Gore Verbinski (the director) years before they even started making the Pirates series.

Correction: Not exactly. According to the liner notes for the soundtrack, "Hoist the Colours" was written before they started to score the soundtrack for Dead Man's Chest.

Corrected entry: The East India Trading Company's flag actually looked a WHOLE lot like a US flag - red and white stripes, with a field of blue in the upper left corner. See the Wikipedia article for "British East India Company" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_East_India_Company) for several examples.

Correction: The East India Trading Company in the movie is fictional. It is modeled on the real-life Honourable East India Company that was based in Britain. Therefore, the flags would be different. Also, the Honourable East India Company's flag is red and white with a red cross in the corner, although earlier versions had the British Union Jack in the upper corner, which contained blue.

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: In the first scene where everyone is about to be hang, isn't it a bit odd that they are all patiently queueing up to die? None of them seem in the least concerned or disturbed by what is going on. Also, when they get to the gallows, the nooses are at head height, meaning they drop about a foot when the trapdoors opens. Isn't the idea that you drop six feet or more so that your neck breaks? And another thing, there were about eight trapdoors, all of which were released by ONE man pulling ONE lever with ONE hand. Hmm.

Correction: They are despondent and facing armed men: what *should* they be doing? They die by suffocation because Lord Beckett is cruel. Yes, normally the condemned would drop far enough for their neck to break, but Beckett hates pirates so much that he wants these people to suffer before they die. As far as the trapdoors are concerned: a rope tied to each latch holding the door up, and then to the lever, would allow one man to open all eight or so doors at once.

Phixius Premium member

Continuity mistake: At the front door of Sao Feng's, after Elizabeth removes her hat, it cuts to the removal of her decorative vest (totally skipping her jacket), revealing her weapons' holster harness underneath, and she then tosses her vest at Sao Feng's man. Problem is the man doesn't catch her vest, he actually catches her empty weapons' holster harness. But, in the next few shots she's still wearing that holster harness, as she removes her lovely weapons. (00:08:35)

Super Grover Premium member

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Jack Sparrow: I have no sympathy for any of you feculent maggots and no more patience to pretend otherwise. Gentlemen, I wash my hand of this weirdness.

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Trivia: When Keith Richards is looking up the rule in the pirate code book, the skull ring on his finger is not a prop; he has worn it since receiving it for his birthday in 1978 from a famous London goldsmith, who used a real skull when modelling the design.

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Question: Can anyone explain why Calypso caused the maelstrom to appear? Other than provide really cool visual effects for the movie, it didn't serve a purpose. I would have thought she'd do something against Davy Jones and/or his ship in particular for betraying her in the first place.

Answer: It's suggested that, as she's pretty much equally annoyed at the pirates (for originally imprisoning her, even if it wasn't specifically those pirates) and at Davy Jones (for showing them how to do it), that she creates the maelstrom to make it an even fight - effectively telling them that she no longer cares for either side. The conditions within the maelstrom hamper the Black Pearl, the turbulence making it difficult to bring her superior speed into play, but the angle and extremely damp conditions also make it harder for the Flying Dutchman to bring her superior firepower to bear.

Tailkinker Premium member

Wrong. As the Black Pearl was meant for speed, she would have a lighter weight than the Dutchman, and would require a pushing force to stay even. Furthermore, she was not hampered by the wind-she was aided, as Gibbs stated, "The wind's on our side, boys!"

Don't think weight had anything to do with it. The Pearl was heavier than the Interceptor, but had no issue catching up with it. The maelstrom took the Pearl's superior speed out of play because they were forced to circle one another. There was no advantage to be gained by outspeeding the Dutchman around the whirlpool, and coming up on its rear. Remember, the Pearl had no forward cannons.

The other side thought they had a favorable wind as well. All the air was being pulled toward the maelstrom in the middle so both sides thought it was at their back allowing them to control the engagement.

Both sides did have favourable winds but for a different reason. It's mentioned in Dead Man's Chest that against the wind the Dutchman is faster but with the wind the Pearl is faster. The Pearl had a favourable wind because it was blowing her sails from the back whilst the Dutchman had a favourable wind because she is faster against it.

The Dutchman is faster against wind because it uses oars to row. They menton to go deeper into the maelstrom to get into faster waters. Thats how they outran the Dutchman and got broadside. It's got nothing to do with the wind.


No, the Dutchman doesn't use any oars, you are thinking back to the first film when the Pearl is chasing the Interceptor and they use oars to go faster. Neither ship is fitted with a diesel engine so it has EVERYTHING to do with the wind.

Oh, you're right. I got confused in the 2. Not sure about the diesel engine though. May have one hidden in the back.


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