Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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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.

Trivia: A deleted scene describes Jack's debt with Davy Jones and the hatred between Jack and Beckett in greater detail: Jack used to be the captain of the Wicked Wench, a ship owned by the East India Trading Company, and so it indirectly belonged to Beckett. When Jack had to carry a cargo of slaves, he set them free instead of deliver them as he was ordered by Beckett. Beckett branded Jack as a pirate and burned the Wicked Wench so that it sank. Jack managed to escape and struck a deal with Davy Jones to raise the Wicked Wench in perfect condition except for the permanently blackened hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl. In return, Jack would give Davy Jones 100 years of service after he had been captain of the Black Pearl for 13 years. This served as the main plot device of the second film.


Trivia: The 'Hoist the Colours High' song, sung at the start of the movie, tells the story of how the first Brethren court captured Calypso.

Trivia: In the battle at the end of the movie when all ships are told to "Raise their colours" and each ship raises its flag. A number of the flags raised are the historically documented flags of famous pirates - Calico Jack Rackham, Thomas Tew and many more.

Trivia: When Norrington dies, and stabs Davy Jones with his sword, Davy Jones takes his sword from him. Then, at the end of the movie, Davy Jones stabs Will in the heart with that same sword. This was the sword that Will made for Norrington in the first movie.

Trivia: While normally Johnny Depp's real tattoos are covered or hidden somehow, in the scene with the numerous shirtless Jack Sparrows, watch closely. On some of them, they let his real tattoos show.

Trivia: After the ship goes over the falls (essentially the 'edge of the world') to Davy Jones's locker and the scene blacks out, a montage of sound clips is played. These clips are actual sound clips from the park ride itself. This is because the Pirates of the Caribbean ride begins with the boat-shaped cars making a trip over a small waterfall, similar to the boat going over the falls in the movie.

Trivia: For those of you who don't have the first DVD, when Jack considers "The immortal Captain Jack Sparrow," it's a reference to a deleted scene in the first film, in which he looks at his stolen medallion and considers the same thing.

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Continuity mistake: When Beckett boards the Dutchman and speaks to Jones, he has very noticeable dark facial stubble, but bizarrely, in his next close-up he is actually clean shaven, his wig curl has shrunk and his eyebrow hair is neater.

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Lord Cutler Beckett: You're mad!
Jack Sparrow: Well if I wasn't, this would probably never work.

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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.

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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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