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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.

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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.

SAZOO1975

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.

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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.

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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.

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Question: Could someone please explain the goat in Xerxes' 'sex room' (for lack of a better word). The scene before Xerxes offers the hunchback Ephialtes everything, this scene begins with a shot of a goat with human hands playing an instrument and (I believe) smoking something. Does Xerxes have a goat fetish or something? Could someone kindly explain this for me.

Chosen answer: The scene is meant to show that Xerxes has exotic creatures/slaves from every corner of the world. In the reality of the film, a goat-headed musician would certainly qualify.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why would Gabriella even audition for a musical if she knew from the start that she is afraid to sing with people staring at her? Doesn't she realize if she gets the part an entire audience will be watching?

Chosen answer: Well at the start she was just doing it for fun and because Troy was doing it. But as they went on she just wanted to get the role because it would have showed the school that she wasn't the freaky geeky nerd girl. So she put out all the thoughts of the audience till they actually had to be there.

Movieman123

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.

Disney-Freak

Question: Did anybody who saw this movie understand anything about it? If so can you explain it to me so I can understand?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: There is a detailed plot description of this movie on Wikipedia -[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug_%282007_film%29]Bug, the Movie[/url].

OneHappyHusky

Question: Something I didn't quite understand about the locations of the places in Middle Earth. In FOTR when the group is trapped on the mountain Boromir suggests that they turn around and take the road to Gondor but Aragorn says it will take them too close to Isengard. In this film however we only see that Mordor is (also?)close to Gondor (Minas Tirith). I don't remember that Isengard was close to Mordor. If all this is true could that mean that Saruman knew that the group was either going to take the road to Gondor OR go through the Mines of Moria, knowing that he could catch them if they went through Gondor?

Chosen answer: Isengard isn't particularly close to Gondor, but it is very close to the road that leads there. If the Fellowship abandon their attempt to cross the Misty Mountains and head south, then the only option that they have to reach Gondor is to pass through the Gap of Rohan, a narrow opening between the Misty Mountains to the north and the White Mountains to the south, then head eastwards all the way through Rohan until they finally enter Gondor. Isengard was originally constructed to guard the Gap, so any attempt to travel that way will take them straight past Saruman's front door, which is far too much of a risk. Saruman knows full well that the Fellowship only have a few options regarding their route, so he's keeping an eye on the possible routes.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

raywest Premium member

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.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

raywest Premium member

Question: Just before Michael shoots Sollozzo and McCluskey, what are Michael and Sollozzo saying to each other in Italian?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: Solozzo: (indicating Michael's broken jaw) I'm sorry.Michael: Are you serious?Solozzo: You must understand that what happened between me and your father was a business matter. I have great respect for your father, but your father is an old-fashioned man. He doesn't understand that I am a man of honor.Michael: Don't tell me these things. I know them.Solozzo: You know? You know, I have helped the Tattaglia family. I think, we can come to an agreement. I want peace. And let's stop all that nonsense.Michael: Do you want to play...umSolozzo: What?Michael: How do you say..? What I want, what is most important to me is that I have a guarantee.

ChiChi Premium member

Question: At the beginning of the movie, what is the name of the song playing during the opening credits and who is the artist?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: The song is "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult.

Damian Torres

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?

sadie

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

Disney-Freak

Question: Has there ever been a mention as to why John Ashton and Ronny Cox didn't reprise their rolls of Taggart and Bogomil for this movie?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Both men chose not to participate in this movie after reading the script but have not stated publicly what the specific issue was. Anyone who saw the movie can probably venture a guess!

OneHappyHusky

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.

Dedderbot Premium member

Question: During "Cool, Considerate Men," what does John Hancock mean by "British half-crown" when he says, ". . . traitors to what? The British crown, or the British half-crown"?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: By "the British Crown" he meant the king. By "the British half Crown" he was just referring to the money in use by the British at the time.

papajim

Question: At the beginning of the movie at S.E.T.I. ,while the Asian guy is hitting the golf ball, what is the name of the song playing and who is the band?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: "It's the End of the World As We Know It" by R.E.M.

Stephen Edmonds 1

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