Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

15 07 2006

Surprisingly, for a sequel, Disney delivers more swashbuckling good times with this familiar band of pirates. 


The movie retains the original cast, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, among others.  Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is still as tipsy and comical as he was in the first Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.  Jack Sparrow’s offhanded comments, knack for getting into trouble, and lack of impulse control when it comes to rum, keeps the mood on the lighter side, even when the tone is eerie and more suspenseful.   


Since the movie does take place in the Caribbean, there is some voodoo in it, so I personally won’t recommend it without a disclaimer.  The majority of the voodoo in the movie is brief, and comes up as references.


If you decide to see the newest Pirates of the Caribbean, keep in mind that this is the second of a trilogy.  This movie gets right into the story without the character introduction of the first one, and because it isn’t the final one, either, it won’t answer every question you may have before the credits begin to roll. 


Overall, I found Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest to be a very entertaining, funny, pirate adventure.  I wasn’t about to set sail under the Jolly Roger, but I did feel like I definitely got my money’s worth. 




2 responses

12 12 2006

I hated this movie with a burning passion. It didn’t just leave some questions unanswered, it left them all unanswered. It also drove into the fantisaical realms a wee bit much, unlike the careful balance of the first. Walking out of the theater, I remember thinking “Nice trailer. Where’s the movie?”

12 12 2006

LOL… The fist one was great, the next one was not-so-great, and now they’re going to make two more! I don’t think they can, or should keep it going that long, and four is such a strange number for movies to come in.


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