Remember how in DMC Beckett was desperate to lay his hands on the Chest because if the Company controls the Chest, they control the sea? The second and third films make it perfectly clear that claiming authority over the heart of the captain of the Flying Dutchman gives you authority over the sea because the captain of the Flying Dutchmanis the sea – hence the conundrum in AWE. Since all the rules of Jones’s curse apply to Will, there is no reason to assume that this is no longer the case once he’s taken over, and so the logical conclusion is that whoever has Will’s heart also rules the sea. And we all know what happened at the end of AWE.
So yes, what I’m saying is that Elizabeth Turner can stay on land waiting for her husband to come home and still be the most powerful character in the Pirates universe because it just so happens that the love of said husband granted her authority over the sea.
Beckett organized a search for the mythical island of Kerma, hoping to find its legendary treasure. However, the quest for Kerma didn’t succeed because he was betrayed by Captain Jack Sparrow, the man he trusted enough to place him in charge of his own ship, the merchantman Wicked Wench. Not only Sparrow didn’t bring him the bearings of Kerma, but he also liberated a cargo of slaves which Beckett’s patron Lord Penwallow needed for his plantation in the Bahamas. Since Sparrow’s act ruined his chance to join the British nobility, Beckett ordered his men to burn the Wench and personally branded Sparrow as a pirate.
Insightful AWE memory of long ago which came to me this morning:
My two friends and I were sitting in the theatre – packed to the gills. We were all watching AWE, when halfway thru the movie, my one friend leaned past the other stuck in-between us and whispered to me:
“WTF is going on?”
The obvious pot holes in the plot regarding Elizabeth and Jack’s relationship was mind boggling. First they were at odds in the Locker, then sentimental when Elizabeth’s dad is deceased. Then being at odds; then Jack making her Pirate King. Jack was contriving with Beckett to have Elizabeth conveniently sail away with him…although he was not talking to her at the time (we were not yet privy to the deleted scenes, natch)….so, on and with head spinning au nausea — you got the overall gist. We were bounding all over the damned place!
At the end of the film, the three of us were standing there after the Easter Egg scene of Elizabeth on the hill, and then the lights came on. We three stood up and remained there in place, unmoving with the exiting crowd blocking the aisles, poised there like deer frozen in the oncoming headlights. We were stunned. What the hell did we just watch? We were drowning in a flood of intense feelings running gamut of being ripped off, upset, feeling pissed, and duped…..when………
Suddenly, in the row of theatre seats in front of us, there had been a mid-twenties something couple. This girl and obviously her date/boyfriend had been viewing the movie together. They were waiting to leave too. They’d been pretty quiet thus far during the ordeal, when THE GUY turns to his girlfriend, genuinely upset, had burst forth in a very loud voice and said: I quote:
“No! That cannot be right……but Jack LOVED HER!!” he lamented loudly. His girlfriend looked just as shocked as we three were at hearing his passionate reaction to the movie, but she had no explanation for him. So, while her paramour stood there shaking his head, he said it AGAIN, “Jack loved Elizabeth! I thought that he was in love with her???” He was clearly suffering from a Sparrabeth anxiety attack!!!! LOL!
And just short of laughing out loud at his expressive string of expletives following that announcement of how lame the movie was because of that reason, I remember thinking to myself: *(and no offence guys, but generally you all are not really that swift when it comes to the love/romance department)
Even a fucking GUY could see that Jack and Elizabeth were in love, and given the royal romantic shaft in AWE!! That one lone guy, whomever he was, had put it all into sharp perspective for me that very second — what had been done to Jack and Elizabeth in AWE! (not to mention where they stuck Elizabeth and left her….don’ t get me started, a separate rant there)
But the point is: The impact from that experience in the theater reflected by that one guy’s remarks, are still felt to this day! The Sparrabeth debacle which occurred at the end of that POTC trilogy will forever be a profound memory!!
bro i was watching pirates of the caribbean “the curse of the black pearl” and cotton’s parrot said (exact time 1:05:23) “dead men tell no tales” AND I AM COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY LIKE WAS EVERYTHING PLANNED OR WHAT I NEED ANSWERS I’LL LET THIS CONSUME MY SOUL
edit: bROOO I AM NOW WATCHING AT THE WORLD’S END AND JUST BEFORE WE GET TO SEE JACK AT THE WORLD’S END THERE ARE LIKE A MIX OF SOME VOICES, WELL ONE OF THE VOICES SAYS “DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES”. LISTEN IS THERE SOMETHING I AM MISSING HERE???
THERE MUST BE A CONNECTION.