Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

New this week Question: If Davy Jones was part of the Brethren Court once, then why did he not know the location of Shipwreck Cove?

New this week Answer: Davy Jones was not one of the nine Pirate Lords who made up the Brethren Court.


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.

Chosen 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.


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!"

Question: If Davey Jones had already gone against his agreement to ferry souls to the afterlife, why couldn't he walk on shore more often too?

Chosen answer: He agreed to do a job in exchange for eternal life, with a few limitations. If he refused to do that job he'd be cursed until he fulfilled his duties, but that doesn't excuse him from the details of the previous enchantment. He didn't simply choose not to walk on land, he couldn't.


Question: Maybe I'm missing something, but why can't Elizabeth just live on Will's boat at the end? Someone suggested it was because she cannot go into Davy Jones' Locker, but she has been there and got out before so why not again? Also, Will's father isn't dead but he can travel with Will, so why couldn't Elizabeth just join his crew?

Chosen answer: From the point of view of the Dutchman, Bootstrap is dead enough to serve on the ship. The idea is that Jones rescues people who would otherwise simply have drowned and makes them serve on his ship in lieu of death; as such, they can be considered technically deceased. Elizabeth has been into the Locker, yes, but with the demise of Jones, the Locker may not even exist any more. Will's task is to escort the dead into the afterlife, not the Locker - while Elizabeth survived the Locker, the afterlife may be something entirely different. The rules regarding the Dutchman and the duties of her crew are never spelled out, but it seems that, no, Elizabeth cannot live on her.


Question: What made Sao Feng assume that Elizabeth was Calypso? Nobody told him who she was or at least what her human form was/looked like. Did I miss something?

Chosen answer: Sao Feng simply made a mistake. While Barbossa is bargaining with Sao Fen, he tells him that Calypso is bound in human female form and that she is aboard the ship with them. Sao Feng, who appeared to be attracted to Elizabeth's beauty, quickly jumped to a wrong conclusion by assuming that she was the female he was referring to.


Question: Who is Beckett's friend from Singapore, that he mentioned in the conversation with his servant about brethren court?


Chosen answer: Sao Feng became Beckett's man in Singapore, as referenced by a conversation between Will Turner and Sao Feng, which was overheard by Mr. Mercer, during the battle in Singapore. The giving of information was never shown on screen.

Question: Just after Jack's entrance, he yells at one of himselves for tying a knot badly and hallucination Jack says something to the effect of "Perhaps you could give us another chance?" and real Jack says "Shall I?" stabs hallucination Jack and says in his ear "That's exactly the sort of thinking that got us into this mess". What does he mean by this?

Chosen answer: In the previous movie, when Jack abandons the Black Pearl and its crew in a small boat, he has a sudden change of heart and decides to turn back - the second chance hallucination Jack is referring too. The consequences of turning back are that he ends up being handcuffed to the ship and swallowed by the Kracken. When hallucination Jack says that giving people a second chance is what got him in that mess, he is referring to that change of heart and decision to go back.

Question: What is the name of the piece of score that plays when Will says goodbye to Elizabeth at the end? I can't find it on the soundtrack.


Chosen answer: The score on the soundtrack is called "One Day" and is listed as track 12 on the OST.


Question: When Davy Jones stabs Will, Jack looks absolutely devastated. Does he really care about Will, or is it because his plan didn't work, that he was considering becoming the new captain?

Chosen answer: Because he knows that, in order for Will to live, he has to give up his chance at immortality. And the hidden part of him that's a decent man knows that he can't just let Will die. He's seeing his dream of sailing the oceans for eternity die in front of him.


But remember that Will, before he got stabbed by Davy Jones, reminded Jack that he "has to do the duty" by this he mean so.

That he'll have to ferry the souls over to the afterlife, so I believe that Jack did care for Will and didn't want him to die when Elizabeth and him just got married and were expecting a future.

He is a good man, the Wicked Wench became the Black Pearl after Beckett sunk the ship as Sparrow let the slaves go and didn't hand them over, this is when he made a deal with Davy Jones to resurrect the ship.

Question: How exactly was Will resurrected? Did that take place when the ship was able to rise back to the surface? And was the Flying Dutchman still a cursed ship at the end even though Will was resurrected and Bootstrap was back to normal human form. It seemed like it to me because one second Will is on the beach with Elizabeth and the next the ship is already on the horizon.

Chosen answer: Whoever stabs Davy Jones' heart becomes immortal themselves, but that person's heart has to be removed and placed in the Dead Man's Chest. Will does "die" before his heart is removed and placed in the chest. Sometime between then and when the "Dutchman" resurfaces, he is resurrected. It's not exactly a curse, Calypso assigned Davy Jones the task of ferrying souls to the next world. However, Jones abandoned his duty and that transformed him and his crew into monsters. When Jones dies, the crew's humanity is restored. Will is now the Flying Dutchman's captain, and he must assume this duty. He can spend one day on land before he leaves, and one day every 10 years after that.


Question: Is the boy who's singing before he's hanged at the beginning of the movie the same actor who played Elizabeth's son?

Chosen answer: No. The hanged boy was played by Brendyn Bell, Elizabeth's son by Dominic Scott Kay.


Question: As the Black Pearl arrives at Shipwreck Cove, Tia Dalma and Barbossa have a very confusing conversation. Soon afterward, Barbossa has Tia Dalma sent to the 'brig.' Why would he need to lock her up, when everyone knows she wants to be freed from her human form?


Chosen answer: She's showing her power over him, and he doesn't like that, seeing that he used to be immortal, and how she is the goddess of the sea. She also poses a threat, as she is what Davy Jones is really after.

Question: Did Davey Jones corrupt his purpose? Is that why he turned out the way he did? His purpose was to ferry souls to the next world, was he not properly doing that?

Chosen answer: Pretty much, yes. He carried out his duties faithfully for the first ten years, then returned to shore, to find Calypso missing. After that, he refused to continue, leading to his current state.


Question: After Jack and Barbossa see the corpse of the Kraken, Sao Feng's ship arrives next to the Pearl and so does Beckett's. During the scenes that follow, everyone double-crosses everyone else. It moves so fast, I just don't understand what exactly happens. Could someone please explain it to me?

Chosen answer: It's very complicated. Will led Jack and the crew to this island because he had a secret deal with Sao Feng (Jack Sparrow for the Black Pearl). However, Feng has betrayed Will by making another deal with Cutler Beckett, who then double-crosses Sao Feng. Feng then makes a deal with Barbossa to attack Beckett, but he wants Elizabeth as part of the deal, mistakenly believing she is the sea goddess, Calypso. Elizabeth goes with Feng to protect the crew, and Will is thrown into the brig. Jack, who wants Davy Jones' heart so he can become immortal, is taken to Beckett's ship, where he negotiates his own deal with Beckett to lead him to Shipwreck Island and the Brethren Court.


Question: I'm curious as to why Will and Elizabeth didn't both stab the heart at the same time. Wouldn't they then be able to captain the Flying Dutchman together and not have to deal with the whole 10 year separation? And if Davy Jones is able to stand ashore in a bucket of seawater for the parley, why couldn't Will Turner do the same once he became captain of The Flying Dutchman?


Chosen answer: A ship has only one captain and only one person can be the captain of the Flying Dutchman. Will became that person. Davy Jones may have been able to stand onshore while in a bucket of seawater, but by having left the netherworld for the living one, he'd abandoned his purpose in ferrying souls lost at sea. From then on, he was corrupted and became a monster. Will could not re-enter the living world during that ten-year period, otherwise, the same fate would have befallen him and the crew.


Question: How exactly did the dog escape from Pelagosto island?

Chosen answer: It's unknown, although Captain Teague, Jack's father, makes a sly reference about "sea turtles," an obvious reference to Gibb's claim that Jack escaped the island he was marooned on by lashing two sea turtles together. Will uses this same "tall tale" to explain how he escaped from Davy Jones.


Question: Beckett commands Davy Jones to kill the Kraken, and then when we see it, it doesn't appear to be missing any body parts. There's also nothing to suggest frenetic cannon shots. How did Jones kill the Kraken?

Chosen answer: Jones killed the Kraken by beaching it. It being an aquatic animal, it suffocated outside of water. I assume it was due to his magical control over it that enabled it.

Question: In "At World's End," Will asks Elisabeth to marry him, but doesn't Elisabeth say in "Dead Man's Chest" that, "You cost me my wedding night"? Can someone please clarify this?

Chosen answer: At the beginning of Dead Man's Chest, Will and Elizabeth were scheduled to get married. However right before the ceremony, they both were arrested for aiding in the escape of Jack Sparrow in the 1st movie. That was why he cost Elizabeth her wedding night. Because she was arrested for helping him out.


Question: After Jack's meeting with Beckett on board the Endeavour, they have a deal where Jack has to lead Beckett to the Pirates. Then why does Jack fire a canon on the main mast, making them incapable of pursuit? Later, however, he lets Will escape the brig, gives him the compass and lets him go to Beckett. The two actions seem inconsistent.


Chosen answer: It's a little complicated. Jack would never betray the other pirates. He made the deal with Beckett in order to escape and then shot down the ship's main mast to slow Beckett's pursuit (the mast could be repaired fairly quickly) while putting his plan into action. Jack wanted the pirate lords to fight Beckett, so he let Will escape so that he would lead Beckett's fleet to Shipwreck Cove. (Will's motive was to save his father and Elizabeth.) Jack knew the pirate lords would not fight Beckett and were untouchable once they were ensconced inside their floating fortress. Jack voted for Elizabeth Swan to become pirate king because he knew she would declare war on Beckett, forcing the pirate lords into the battle.


Question: Why did the Kraken die (or was it killed)? Does it have anything to do with Jack Sparrow walking into it with the cutlass in the 2nd movie? Or Beckett's conquering Davy Jones?


Chosen answer: Beckett ordered Jones to kill the Kraken. No exact reason is ever specified, although it's suggested that it was, at least in part, to teach Jones a lesson about obedience. It also seems fair to say that Beckett was thinking ahead, depriving Jones of his most powerful weapon in case Jones ever managed to break free of his control.


Question: Why are there so many Jack Sparrows in certain scenes? When Jack is in Davy Jones' locker he may have hallucinations all right, but later - for example when he is on the Flying Dutchman - it just seems a wanton trick so as to make Johnny Depp occupy the screen as much as possible.

Chosen answer: It was the effects of staying in Davy Jones' Locker for so long. It caused him mental problems.


Question: Why did the lady Calipso blow up into crabs?

Chosen answer: There's no definitive explanation, although Calypso seems to have a particular fondness for the crustaceans, as can be seen after she sends the crabs to retrieve the Black Pearl when they're in Davy Jones' Locker. She is seen affectionately holding one that has scurried back to her. When she's released from her human prison, her spirit disperses into crabs and returns to the sea.


Question: So it's my understanding that when Jack made the deal with Beckett, Jack agreed to bring out the Pirates, which he did, and Beckett was to satisfy Jack's debt to Jones. But at the end I don't understand why Beckett let Jack and Will sink his ship. This is because first off why would he even stick to the deal at that point, why didn't he betray Jack? Also did the deal even still exist, because Jones died and Will became captain, thus Jack could no longer be in debt to Jones. So simply, why did Beckett let his ship (along with his life) be destroyed?

Chosen answer: Beckett already was planning on betraying Jack. And yes, Jack's debt to Jones was null and void the moment of Jones' death. And finally, do you think Beckett had any choice in the matter of Will, and Jack destroying his ship?


Question: I'm a little confused about how Elizabeth's father dies. He mentions something about stabbing the heart when they see him in the row boat, but if he had stabbed it, wouldn't he be the captain of the Flying Dutchman?

Chosen answer: He was murdered off-screen by the East India Company because he found out too much about their plans. His comment about stabbing the heart was merely him passing on one of the bits of information that he was killed for having discovered.


Question: At the end of Dead man's chest you see Norrington delivering the heart to Lord Beckett. And you see that Davy Jones opens the little chest just to find out that there's nothing inside. But when Lord Beckett entered the Flying Dutchman (ship of Davy Jones) he had the little chest with him. So how is it possible that they have the little chest with the heart in it?

Chosen answer: By the time of the events of "At World's End" The East India Trading Company has already coerced Jones to aid them. In that time they could have easily got the box from Jones.


Question: We're told that Davey Jones, himself, cut out his own heart, unable to withstand "that which vexes a man's soul, a woman." Will Turner's father, Bootstrap, savagely removing the heart after he is already dead doesn't make any sense. It is repeatedly said that the Dutchman must have a captain, but what about the moments just prior to? And why did the crew come back to life? It is only told that Bootstrap would be free and that Will would sacrifice eternity as Captain. And how did he "honeymoon"? It hasn't been 10 years. He hasn't ferried any souls yet. Right on? Unnecessary. I agree with audience. Confusing. Please explain.


Chosen answer: Will stabs Davy Jones' heart (with assistance), which, as far as can be determined, gives him the captaincy of the Dutchman at that moment. Exactly why Bootstrap has to cut out his heart isn't clear - presumably something about the ritual Jones used years before makes it a necessary part of the role of captain. The crew don't come back to life, because they're technically not dead - their lives are tied to the Dutchman. Their aquatic appearance is because of Jones defying his orders - with a new captain at the helm, one who will do the job properly, they revert back to their human appearance. As for Will getting his "honeymoon", couple of possible reasons. Technically the job hasn't started yet - could be that, as Will's still in the real world, he can get his day on shore before he goes off to ferry souls. Probably more likely is that Calypso wanted him to have his "honeymoon" - he did, after all, take on the captaincy under less than ideal circumstances. While Jones chose to take on the position, Will had no real choice in the matter. Calypso's something of a romantic, so it would be entirely in character for her to allow Will and Elizabeth to consummate their marriage before he has to leave for ten years.


Question: Does anybody know what Calypso's yelling when she's finally being freed?

Chosen answer: She says "Malfaiteur en tombeau, crochir l'esplanade, dans l'fond d'l'eau!" which is an incantation in French that translates roughly to "Across all the seas, find the path to he who wrongfully entombed me!"

Question: What does Lord Beckett mean when he says to tell Davy Jones, "To give no quarter"?


Chosen answer: In this case it implies showing no mercy or clemency, to leave no one one alive and take no prisoners, no offer to retreat for the enemy, the Black Pearl, which Cutler Beckett knows would surely make Jones very happy.

Super Grover

Question: How did Jack Sparrow know they had to sail upside down to return to our world?

Chosen answer: He deciphered a clue on Sao Feng's navigational chart. He realized that "sundown" did not mean "sunset". Rather it meant that what was up had to be down to upturn back into the living world. They had to capsize the ship at sunset to return at sunrise amid the "green flash" that signals when a soul returns to earth.


Question: How could Davy Jones walk on the beach when negotiating with Jack, Will, Elizabeth and Beckett? Was it part of his every 10 years deal?

Chosen answer: He is standing in a barrel of sea water, so technically not on the ground.


Question: What are the seven seas? And why is it a "big deal"?

Chosen answer: The "Seven Seas" is an ancient phrase that came to refer to all the world's seas and oceans, although it was more of a figure-of-speech than an actual description. Beginning in the 19th century, the term generally came to mean the seven oceans: the Arctic Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean, the South Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the North Pacific Ocean, the South Pacific Ocean, and the Southern Ocean. Supposedly, a sailor wore a gold earring after having sailed on all seven oceans (and also for sailing around the Horn), which was a considerable maritime feat in pre-modern times.


Question: How would Jack get his "eternal life" reward if he was able to kill Jones? Is that what will happen, or I misinterpreted things? Was it because he's free from him due to Davey Jones' demise? Why would Jack want Will to kill Jones and have the immortality thingy if his dream was to sail to the sea forever? I thought Will and Jack weren't "friends" at all? Also, Calypso cheated on Davey Jones with whom? If Elizabeth did the same thing with Will after a span of 10 years had passed, would Will have a scary image like Davey Jones' as well? I mean his sort-of-like-an-octopus look? Lastly, if Davey Jones forgave Tia, would the curse be removed from him? Thank you in advance.

Chosen answer: Jack, by killing Jones, would assume his place and become immortal. Jack gave up his bid for immortality to save Will. He cared about Will (and Elizabeth) more than he'd ever admitted to himself, and could not let him die. Calypso didn't cheat on Jones with another man. She simply chose to abandon him because she could not be committed to one person. As she said, it was her nature. Jones' appearance became corrupted because he had abandoned his true purpose of ferrying dead souls to the "other side." This does not happen to Will because he honored the duty that was imposed on him. Also, if Jones forgave Tia Dalma, it would have nothing to do with the curse.


Question: Does anybody knows the song and where I can find it that plays near the end of the movie where the Dutchman's crew are coming to Jack and Elizabeth to make Will the new captain? I'm talking specifically about the song with people singing in it (so not purely instrumental), you can hear it loud and clear in the shot where one of the fishermen holds the open chest for the heart.

Chosen answer: Found the answer on Youtube. It can be found on one of the unreleased soundtracks namely "Part of the Ship, Part of the Crew."

Question: In At World's End, Jack and Beckett are hammering out a deal on the Endeavour, and Jack says Beckett can have Barbossa, Will, Pintel, Ragetti etc. but fails to mention Elizabeth, at which point Beckett asks, 'And what about Miss Swann?' and Jack answers, 'Of what interest is she to you?' Does this mean he still likes Elizabeth (even though she left him to die in Dead Man's Chest, and their relationship in this film is obviously frosty)? Did I miss something? Is Jack pulling some trick?


Chosen answer: Well, Jack has no intention of allowing Beckett to have Will or any of the others, except maybe Barbossa. Elizabeth, he is simply more hesitant to risk the way he is risking the others. He does not "like" her nor have "feelings" for her. However, in Dead Man's Chest, at some point, it was just implied that Jack did have an interest in her at the same time Elizabeth was in denial of her interest in him. That was when they were coming at each other talking about "curiosity." There was one point they were interested in each other.


Question: Can anyone tell me the approximate year(s) during which the trilogy is supposed to take place?

Chosen answer: According to the producers, the films are set somewhere between 1720 and 1750, although, as it's a fantasy, they didn't bother with precise historical accuracy. A tune played in the first film at Norrington's promotion ceremony was written in 1740, so you could consider that as an indication that the trilogy takes place in the 1740's.


Question: Hey, i was just wondering if anyone could tell me what happens after the credits? I went to see it at the cinema and walked out before they were over. Thanks.

Chosen answer: This can be seen on You Tube, but the post-credits "Easter Egg" scene is set ten years later. Elizabeth and a young boy, (presumably her and Will's son) are walking towards a cliff overlooking the sea. A green flash is seen on Elizabeth's face. On the horizon is the Flying Dutchman (fully restored to its full glory) and Will is on the mast. He is returning to his family.


Question: Will's primary motive for rescuing Jack is so that he can trade the Black Pearl for his father. But why would Davy Jones want the Black Pearl at all, he already has a very good ship? Why does Will think this is the best way to rescue his father?


Chosen answer: Will says he needs the Black Pearl to free his father, he's not planning on trading him. The Pearl is the fastest ship in the Caribbean, so chances are he's planning to take the Flying Dutchman by force, and free his father that way.


Question: In the scene where Jack is being rescued he says "Four of you have tried to kill mein the past. One of you succeeded". Barbossa tried, Will tried, Elizabeth tried (successfully) so who was the fourth person in the group that Jack is referring to?

Chosen answer: Apparently it was Tia Dalma, although it's not specified exactly how or why she tried killing him.


Question: Why did Sao Feng keep yelling for more steam in the beginning? Was he trying to smoke out the guys who were underground?

Chosen answer: Sao Feng enjoys his luxury bathhouse and demands that hot steam continually be provided on his command. Barbossa's crew mates, meanwhile, have infiltrated the boiler room directly below and incapacitated the bathhouse workers. When Feng orders more steam, the crew scrambles to figure out how to operate the controls before being detected. Meanwhile, Feng becomes impatient when the steam he wanted has not been provided and angrily yells for more, which the crew is finally able to provide before arousing any suspicion.


Question: In the scene where Jack, Barbossa, Elizabeth meets with Beckett, Davy Jones, and Will on the little island. Beckett tells Jack that he honored their deal to bring him to the Brethren court and lure the pirates out, but then why does Beckett then hand Jack over to Davy Jones? wasn't the deal that he would keep Jack safe from Jones if Jack led him to Pirate's Cove? He even says "come collect your reward." was he just being sarcastic?

Chosen answer: Beckett's ruthless and untrustworthy. He's simply not keeping to the deal. The reference to a reward is entirely sarcastic.


Question: Why is Jack the monkey no longer undead?

Chosen answer: Monkey Jack is still cursed. Note when he was shot out of the cannon he was in flames and still survived unharmed.

Super Grover

Question: At the meeting of the pirate brethren, Jack and Barbossa both were counted as a Pirate Lord. But wasn't Barbossa really Jack's first mate that mutinied against him prior to the events of the first film?

Chosen answer: Barbossa is the Lord of the Caspian Sea while Jack is Lord of the Caribbean. Just because he was first mate, it doesn't automatically follow that he couldn't become a Pirate Lord - Elizabeth was a prisoner aboard Sao Feng's ship before he passed the role onto her.


Question: What I don't understand at the end is the following: 1. Jack wanted to stab DJ's heart and become the immortal captain of TFD. 2. Will did not particularly want to stab the heart, as it would mean losing Elizabeth and consigning himself to being alone as the captain of TFD, but it was the only way he knew of to keep his promise to his dad to release him from service. 3. Elizabeth definitely did not want Will to do the above, because then they could not be together. There is a scene where Jack is holding his broken sword next to DJ's beating heart, threatening to stab it. This is before DJ stabbed Will. Instead of threatening, why didn't he just stab it and get it over with? Everyone gets what they want. He becomes captain, he has the power to release Will's dad, and Will gets to fulfill his promise, and be together with Elizabeth. Why did Jack hesitate and screw up the situation?


Chosen answer: Jack wanted Davy Jones to know that he had the heart and show that he had the most power right before Jones died. He was going to stab the heart but Davy Jones then stabbed Will and Jack had no choice to have Will stab the heart because he knew it was the only way for Will to survive, even if it means giving up the opportunity to be immortal.

Casual Person

Question: What is the significance of the singing in the beginning of the movie?

Chosen answer: When this song is sung, it summons the pirate lords to hold another brethren court. This is why Beckett was hanging them all: to get them to sing, bringing all the pirates to one location where he could exterminate them all in one strike.


Question: With the little boy hanging in the beginning, did it have anything to do with the story line, or were they just showing how they would kill anyone that was associated with pirates?

Chosen answer: Beckett needed the song to be sung to summon the Brethren Court, making it possible for him to destroy them. As a result, they simply started hanging anybody who had any links to pirates, until somebody started the song.


Question: Why did Beckett not fire back on The Black Pearl and The Flying Dutchman when they joined forces against him? Is it meant to be 'artistic licence'?

Chosen answer: Because he was so shocked at the turn in events that he simply froze up. It happens - people simply hit a situation which they can't deal with and freeze up. By the time he finally gets his head around it, it's far too late, the ship's already being destroyed around him and his men are abandoning ship. At that point, giving the 'fire' order would be pointless - there's nobody left at the guns.


Question: Is that man with the pirate code Jack's father? He sure looks like it and Jack asks "How's mum?" but it's a very hard tell/guess.


Chosen answer: Yes, he is. This is Captain Teague, Jack's father, played by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, who was one of the primary inspirations for Depp's performance as Sparrow.


Question: There is a scene that shows nothing but blackness and two people are speaking, one says, "Hoist the colors..." the other says, "Dead men tell no tales." The scene plays right after the crew of the Black Pearl and Sao Feng's crew fall over the waterfall in Sao Feng's ship. What does it mean?

Brittany Renaud

Chosen answer: It's dialogue from the Disneyland ride.

Serious B

Answer: The first sentence is a part of the sea shanty "hoist the colours", sung at the beginning of the movie and reminds about the bretheren court and the reason they are trying to find Jack. The second sentence is a reference to Salazar as a prelude to the 5th movie. They died and went to Davey Jones locker, and thus are dead men.


Answer: It is the transition into Davey Jones' locker. Just a creepy, fantastical way of showing how the place can mess with your mentality.

Question: Why is Barbossa reluctant to hand over Elizabeth while making a deal with Sao Feng while Jack is talking with Beckett on his ship? And why is Beckett interested in Elizabeth (asking Jack about her when he fails to mention her)?

Chosen answer: Barbossa does feel some loyalty to Elizabeth and considers her a comrade, and he would not hand her over to an enemy. Beckett would be interested in Elizabeth for a variety of reasons. She would possess valuable information. Having her as a captive would make it easier to ensure Norrington's obedience. She would also make for a good bargaining chip in his dealings with Jack. He may also fancy her.


Question: In the scene where Beckett, Will, and Jones meet with Elizabeth, Jack, and Barbossa on the island, Elizabeth decides to exchange Will for Jack. Back on the Black Pearl, she tells Barbossa that they need to give Jack a chance. What does she mean by this? Also, why was Barbossa so eager to free Calypso, while Elizabeth and Will were so against it?


Chosen answer: She means for Barbossa to give Jack a chance to locate and retrieve Jones' key and chest aboard the Flying Dutchman. Barbossa is eager to free Calypso because she brought him back from the dead, and he owes her for that; also because only Calypso can keep Beckett from destroying every last pirate in the Caribbean. Elizabeth and Will weren't especially interested in whether or not Calypso was freed. They didn't invest their efforts into the plan because they had plans of their own which working to free Calypso interfered with.


Question: How much time has passed between the ending of the first movie to the ending of the third?

Chosen answer: About a year passes between the first two films, with a gap of a few weeks between the second and third. So no more than about fifteen months total , unless you include the after-the-credits scene in World's End, in which case add on another ten years.


Question: There are mistakes noting Elizabeth's son, but I don't recall seeing her son. Did I miss something?


Chosen answer: After the entire credits' roll (which takes a while) there is a one minute scene which shows the boy. This scene is noted in the MM Trivia section.

Super Grover

Question: I'm curious, when Beckett and his men first board The Dutchman, he says to Jones, 'This is no longer your world. The immaterial has become immaterial,' what's his meaning? Also straight after, we see a load of his men aiming their guns at Davy Jones' heart. What's that all about?

Chosen answer: Beckett is saying that mythological beings like Jones, entities that he doesn't really consider to be part of the normal material world have become irrelevant, that they don't matter any more. Aiming the guns at the heart is purely a threat, telling Jones that if he doesn't do what they tell him to, they'll destroy the heart and him along with it.


Question: Did anyone hear exactly what Gibbs said at the brethren court meeting? He explains why they didn't use the pieces of eight like they intended, but instead used pieces of junk.

Chosen answer: They didn't use pieces of eight because they were all broke and didn't have any pieces of eight to use. In the end, they simply used whatever they had available at the time.


Question: The title of the film 'At worlds end' implies to me that they considered the world to be flat, but in Beckett's ship there is a globe. Am I reading the title incorrectly or is this a mistake? Also, in the scene in which Sparrow goes to retrieve his 'effects' and a cannonball blasts through the brig, how is this possible, because the ship in the maelstrom was at such an angle that it would have been impossible for the Pearl to fire one through there.

Chosen answer: It had already been well known for several centuries that the earth was round. World's End is the end of the living world and the beginning of the netherworld. Also, this is not a normal maelstrom, it was one created by Calypso, so the ship could have momentarily uprighted itself in some manner.


Question: *Spoiler warning* Why does Sao Feng refer to Elizabeth as "Calypso" when in fact Tia Dalma is "Calypso"? Is he guessing, misinformed or knows something to convince him otherwise?

Chosen answer: Just after Sao Feng has been double-crossed by Beckett, Barbossa tells him they have Calypso, who is trapped in human form, aboard the "Black Pearl." He is talking about Tia Dalma, but Feng mistakenly believes he means Elizabeth, and he then barters a deal with Barbossa to take her captive.


Question: What happened to the rest of the armada after The Flying Dutchman and The Black Pearl sank the Endeavor? Did the English all just leave, or do we assume that the Pearl, Dutchman, and the rest of the pirates turned tail and fled?I doubt the armada would have just let them go because they sank one ship.

Julie Wegner

Chosen answer: They fled. Since Lord Beckett would not give an order, they would not fight.


Question: How come the boy in the beginning of the film has one of the nine coins? Who is he? And since Elizabeth was waiting for Will to return to shore, does that make Will a free man and severed from his bonds from the ship? Lastly, how when Will took over as captain of the Dutchman, all the crew members resumed human forms again?

Chosen answer: The "nine pieces of eight" were never actually coins. The boy just has a plain piece of eight, a fairly common coin. No, Will is not freed from the captaincy but he is allowed back on shore for 1 day every 10 years. The crew slowly became part "fish" when Davy Jones stopped conveying the souls of those who die at sea to the land of the dead. Since the Dutchman had a new captain, who had yet to fail in that duty, the "curse" was lifted.


Answer: It was said by one of the producers that Will could return back to Elizabeth and their son (forever) when he finished his first 10 Years on the Dutchman and that a new captain would have been found but for some reason they took this part out.

Question: At the end of the movie, when Elizabeth and Will are on the island, why does Elizabeth have to stay on the island? Why can't she stay on the boat with either the Black Pearl or with Will?


Chosen answer: She doesn't really have to stay on the island. But that is her home, it's where she is raising her son. Living on a pirate boat is not the kind of life she wants for her son, and she can't stay with Will because he has to ferry those who die at sea to the afterlife. Elizabeth and her son can't follow him there or they would risk death too.


Question: Because Will was a good captain on the Flying Dutchman and honoured his destiny, was he allowed to return to land for good after the one decade, unlike Davey Jones, therefore freeing his father and crew? Also, could Elizabeth board the Dutchman whenever she wanted to see Will?

Chosen answer: There is much confusion over this. According to some sources, the film writers claim that Will is freed and can return home after he honors his duty for ten years and if his true love (Elizabeth) remains faithful. It is unlikely that Elizabeth can board the Flying Dutchman during this time as it will be in the netherworld, a place she cannot go. (However it's always possible in a future Pirates film they have a brief reunion.) When Davy Jones abandoned his duty, he transformed into a monster and returned to the living world where he wrecked havoc.


Question: Since Davy Jones is dead and Will new captain of the Flying Dutchman, does The Locker cease to exist?

Chosen answer: It is Will Turner's locker now.


Question: In the scene with Cutler Beckett, Davy Jones, and Will Turner, when they are discussing the brethren court and the first meeting, Davy Jones speaks to Beckett like he was there. Does this mean that Beckett was a former pirate and is this what Jack Sparrow meant by leaving his mark on Beckett?

Chosen answer: No, Beckett is not a former pirate. The first meeting of the Brethren Court, from all indications in the film, was well over a hundred years before the events shown here, long before any of the human characters were born. Exactly how Jack left his mark on Beckett is never explained in the films; given Jack's ability to outwit people, Beckett may be referring to something psychological rather than an actual physical scar.


Question: A few things; first, why is it Davy Jones and his crew, in some scenes towards the end, seem to work along the EIC so readily (for example, Davy Jones launching himself over Mercer to protect him)? I would think it would have been more of a 'following orders grudgingly, because they were forced to'. Also, related to the aforementioned scene, why didn't Jones just order the Dutchman to be taken underwater at the time, then take the chest back? They wouldn't have been able to fire their cannons or shoot guns with wet powder. Finally, was Jones really 'against' the Brethren Court? If he hadn't been fighting for the East India Company, would he have just kinda ignored the whole battle, still perhaps fighting on one side or the other to fulfill his own motives, or maybe even go so far as to fight with the Brethren?

Chosen answer: Jones must keep Mercer alive likely because the soldiers have standing orders to destroy the heart if he comes to any harm. Jones does not submerge the ship because that takes time and it would be immediately apparent what he was doing. At any point before the cannons were submerged the soldiers could destroy the heart. If Jones were not at the mercy of the EIC, he most certainly would have been fighting against the brethren as they sought to free Calypso; something Jones very much did NOT want to happen.


Answer: I don't think the ship can sink with living people on it. When Will was aboard the Flying Duchman in "Dead Mans Chest" it never sunk. And *spoiler* in "Dead Men Tell No Tales" the ship immediately rises as soon as Henry sets foot on deck.

Question: At the end of the movie where Jack is looking at the map for the Fountain of Youth, I'm pretty sure I saw in faint red writing "To Jerry." And then there is some other writing. Possibly a signature? Jerry is the producer's first name. Did anyone else see this? It is on the left side of the map.

Chosen answer: I could see it, but it's simply too faint to read what it actually says, although it bears a slight resemblance to those words. It's not inconceivable that it says that, however, as movie makers sometimes include hidden messages and/or graphics into their films, such as George Lucas inserting icons of C3PO and R2D2 into "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark".


Question: The song that the pirates, Elizabeth and her and Will's son sing - what's its name and what are all the words?

Chosen answer: Hoist the colors.Yo, ho, haul together,hoist the colors high.Heave ho,thieves and beggars,never shall we die.The king and his menstole the queen from her bedand bound her in her Bones.The seas be oursand by the powerswhere we will we'll roam.Yo, ho, haul together,hoist the colors high.Heave ho, thieves and beggars,never say we die.Some men have diedand some are aliveand others sail on the sea– with the keys to the cage...and the Devil to paywe lay to Fiddler's Green!The bell has been raisedfrom it's watery grave...Do you hear it's sepulchral tone?We are a call to all,pay head the squalland turn your sail toward home!Yo, ho, haul together,hoist the colors high.Heave ho, thieves and beggars,never say we die.


Question: Did Tia Dalma bring back Barbossa from the dead for the same reason as Captain Jack - because he was a pirate lord?

Chosen answer: While not explicitly spelled out in the film, it does seem quite likely that that was at least part of her motives.


Question: Who were all the pirate lords and what were their nationalities?

Chosen answer: They are as follows: Jack Sparrow (who would probably claim a different origin depending on which day of the week it was, but is likely of British stock, possibly with a mother of Caribbean origin), Hector Barbossa (whose accent suggests a British origin, although his surname suggests that he may be of Spanish or Italian stock), Ammand the Corsair (Turkish), Capitaine Chevalle (French), Mistress Ching (Chinese), Gentleman Jocard (African, precise nationality unknown), Sri Sumbhajee (Indian), Captain Sao Feng (Chinese), with his position being later taken by Elizabeth Swann, and Captain Eduardo Villanueva (Spanish).


Question: One of the first steps in the defeating of Davy Jones was for Will to find out where the key to the chest was. In order to do that, he had to play that game with Davy Jones. How exactly did the game work?

Chosen answer: The game is called Liar's Dice, and the idea is to bid on the numbers that are rolled among all players. For example, player one might suggest that among all players, 3 sixes have been rolled. The next player can either up the bid (by suggesting there are more than 3 sixes, or he/she can change the number rolled in question as long as they count higher than the previous suggestion, i.e 4 sixes or 4 twos, but they cannot say 2 fives) or they can call the bluff of the previous player. If at least 3 sixes were rolled, then the bid is true and player two loses. If there are fewer than 3 sixes, then player one's bluff has been called and he loses. In the case of the game between Will, Bootstrap Bill and Davy Jones, Bootstrap purposely gave a ridiculous bid in order to spare Will from losing. By making such a bid, he forced Davy Jones into either calling his bluff or increasing the bid himself, in which case Will would have then called Davy Jones' bluff and won the game.

Serious B

Question: When they are all in Davy Jones' Locker, Tia Dalma says to Jack something along the lines of "Don't pretend you didn't enjoy it at the time." What did she mean by this?

Chosen answer: This is never explained, and it can be interpreted any number of ways. It's mostly just meant to be a funny piece of dialogue, as well as hinting that there is a prior sexual relationship between the two that didn't end so well. Although Tia apparently tried to kill Jack, probably in a very unusual way, she still seems attracted to him.


Question: After the 10 years is up and Will can stay on land, what happens to his heart? Does it somehow go back into his chest, does he not need it anymore, or is there some other explanation?

Chosen answer: Will can't stay on land after ten years. He can go on land for one day every ten years. His heart stays in the box because he is still the captain of the Dutchman until someone stabs his heart and replaces it with their own.


Question: Since this is the end, I have to wonder what might happen to all the characters, mainly Will and Elizabeth. Will she wait for Will even though he is the captain of the Flying Dutchman now? Why couldn't she go with him?

Chosen answer: There is rumour of a missing part of the storyline that if, when the captain of the Flying Dutchman returns to land after 10 years, if his lover is waiting for him, the curse is broken and he is no longer commited to captain the Flying Dutchman. Calypso was never there waiting for Davy Jones, (as stated in the movie) which is why Davy Jones remained on the Flying Dutchman all these years.


Question: How did the British manage to populate Port Royal (i.e. What is now Jamaica etc.) by so many ordinary people who were evidently dirt-poor already? Surely they were not all pirates and surely there were no shuttle ships. What was their motivation to move to the Caribbean, compared with the 19th and 20th century immigration waves to the U.S.?

Chosen answer: The British motivation was to colonize areas of the world that could produce the raw resources England needed or could trade (lumber, tobacco sugar, etc.) These were exported back to their own country and traded to other nations for huge profits. Private English citizens could immigrate, obtain land, and sell what they produced to the trading companies that began operating there. The local population provided a cheap labor force to work on the plantations. The Caribbean was also a strategic military location. The Port Royal in the POTC movies is a fictional version of the real Port Royal and therefore, is not an historically accurate depiction.


Question: How does the crew find Jack if he's in Davy Jones' locker?

Chosen answer: Davy Jones controlled the Kraken that pulled Jack and the Black Pearl underwater. The crew knew that the most likely place Jack would end up would be in Davy Jones' Locker. The crew then obtained the map to World's End from Sao Feng. The map led them to the Locker, and once there, they'd search for Jack. Fortunately, Jack found them, though it appears Tia Dalma had a guiding hand in bringing Jack and the ship to them.


Question: Why didn't Jack let Will die? If Barbossa and Jack could have come back from the dead why not Will? That way Jack could have stabbed the heart himself.

Chosen answer: Because, as stated in the film, Jack wasn't dead: He was taken to Davy Jones' locker and he needed to be rescued. As for Barbossa, Tia Dalma was the only one who could "resurrect" someone, and she's freed from her human bonds, so she's out of the picture. And in any case, it's far more dramatic for Jack to give up his chance at immortality to save Will's life.


Question: Barbossa tells Sao Feng about Calypso to win him over to their side. Feng, mistakenly believing that Elizabeth is Calypso, wants Calypso for himself. Barbossa knows that Elizabeth isn't Calypso, so why does he allow her to be handed over to Feng? And what assurance does he have that Elizabeth won't spill the beans that she's not Calypso? Surely, that would just get Feng mad at Barbossa and wouldn't help matters in the slightest.


Chosen answer: They need Feng on their side. Elizabeth and Barbossa are both willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. If Feng is willing to help because he's smitten with Elizabeth, believing her to be Calypso, then that's how they'll play it.


Question: What do the curls on Navy officer's white wigs signify? Some have one curl on each side, while others have two, and so on. Are they an indication of rank?


Chosen answer: They are an indication of rank, however I am unsure what each one represents. But they do represent a rank.

A Demon

Question: Why is it that the Marines wore red in the first two films, but they wear blue in this one?

Chosen answer: It was done to show how much influence and control the East India Trading company had over the Britsh Navy/Marines in the series. To demonstrate how the East India Trading company "owned" the British naval forces.

Bruce Minnick

Question: Why did Bootstrap Bill attack Norrington and betray Will and Elizabeth's escape, when he seemed, to all pursuits and purposes, to be on their side?

Chosen answer: He didn't mean to betray Will and Elizabeth's escape, he did want to help them. But he had been on the Dutchman for so long that he was becoming part of the boat and couldn't help what he was doing.


Question: In Dead Man's Chest Beckett says that he left a mark on Sparrow, and Sparrow left a mark on Beckett, we know that the mark Beckett left on Sparrow was the brand of a P. Was it ever revealed in At Worlds End what mark Sparrow left on Beckett?


Chosen answer: No, but it doesn't necessarily have to be a physical mark, it's more likely to be psychological.




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