I think the third installment was my favorite. Its mostly because Keira's character goes through a lot more emotions, and shes not just standing in the corner screaming.Plus, she got tons more screentime. I dont understand why she couldnt be on the boat with will. It would have made the ending so much happier, like every other disney movie.
and i did stay to see the ending scene. It shows Elizabeth with a child aged at 10, and Will is sailing into the town for that "one day"