This shot of the gun scene in Pirates of the caribbean shows the look of all the characters. The shot lets us see what is going on and it immediately shows the tension.
Whereas this shot from The good the bad and the ugly has more effect than pirates of the caribbean even though the production was much smaller and cheaper. They way this is achieved is by the slow build up of cut shots and close ups. The establishing shot in this is more dramatic than POTC. The music of TGTBATU makes it more dramatic, also the way the shots are cut together, it makes you want to keep watching.