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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Johnny Depp , Orlando Bloom , Gore Verbinski    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
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Charming rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back for a grand, swashbuckling, nonstop joyride filled with devilish pirate humor, monstrous sea creatures, and breathtaking black magic. Now Jack's got a blood debt to pay -- he owes his soul to the legendary Davy Jones, ghostly Ruler of the Ocean Depths . . . but ever-crafty Jack isn't about to go down without a fight. Along the way, dashing Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and the beautiful Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) get caught up in the thrilling whirlpool of misadventures stirred up in Jack's quest to avoid eternal damnation by seizing the fabled Dead Man's Chest!


Take the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, add a dash of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and a lot more rum. Shake well and you'll have something resembling Dead Man's Chest, a bombastic sequel that's enjoyable as long as you don't think too hard about it. The film opens with the interrupted wedding of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), both of whom are arrested for aiding in the escape of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the first film. Their freedom can only be obtained by getting Captain Jack's compass, which is linked to a key that's linked to a chest belonging to Davy Jones, an undead pirate with a tentacle face and in possession of a lot of people's souls. If you're already confused, don't worry--plot is definitely not the strong suit of the franchise, as the film excels during its stunt pieces, which are impressively extravagant (in particular a three-way swordfight atop a mill wheel). It may help to know that Dead Man's Chest was filmed simultaneously with some of Pirates 3, so don't expect a complete resolution (think more The Empire Strikes Back) or the movie will feel a lot longer than it really is.

Bloom shows a tad bit more brawn this time around, but he's still every bit as pretty as the tomboyish Knightley. (Seriously, sometimes you think they could swap roles.) Bill Nighy (Love, Actually) weighs in as Davy Jones and Stellan Skarsgård appears as Will's undead father. But the film still belongs wholly to Depp, who in a reprise of his Oscar-nominated role gets all the belly laughs with a single widened eyeliner-ed gaze. He still runs like a cartoon hen and slurs like Keith Richards--and he's still one of the most fascinating movie characters in recent history. --Ellen A. Kim --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars [3.5]--Dead Man's Chest is a good film June 27 2007
By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER
Dead Man's Chest is definitely not a bad film, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed a little. It's always tough to create sequels to successful blockbusters and have them live up to originals name. The first "Pirates" film had a rare charm that most other Hollywood pictures would envy. Fantastic characters, a great story, amazing special effects, and an all-around "fun" feel. It's not hard to understand why it became so popular. On paper, nothing really seems wrong with Dead Man's Chest. It has the same elements that made the first film a hit. Yet at the same time, something was missing.

Two of the "main three" characters (Sparrow, Turner, and Swann) seemed to have experienced a personality makeover. Initially, all three characters are likable and you found yourself rooting for them through both good and bad intentions. That's not the case in DMC. A great amount of the storyline felt like filler, as if they were just there to set up the next action scene. This formula works for B-movies and martial arts films, but for a big budget film like this, it feels awkward. The humor is hit-and-miss. It's impossible not to smile Johnny Depp's performance, even at his most outrageous moments. However, it often feels that the writers tried too hard to squeeze in humor at inappropriate places just so they can meet their humor quota. This sort of bad timing is another element that sets it below the "Curse of the Black Peal" in terms of quality.

Davy Jones and "Bootstrap" Bill Turner are two terrific additions to the "Pirates" cast. They both add to a very dark atmosphere that the overall story focuses on. While far-fetched at times, the action/sword-fight scenes are a ton of fun to watch and help make it an all-around solid film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A decided drop in the "Pirates" fortunes! June 6 2010
By Robert Badgley TOP 500 REVIEWER
Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Man's Chest"(released June/06)returns us to the wonderful world of swordplay and swashbuckling that made the first installment such a hit.However something is amiss in this film and things don't hit the mark like they did in the first;not by a country mile.Let's look and see what happened.
The story this time takes us back to the exploits and troubles of Capt.Sparrow.The EIT(East India Trading Company) now holds sway in Jamaica and their number one man Lord Beckett.He controls the British fleet in the area and has sentenced Will and Elizabeth and ex-Commodore Norrington(in absentia)to die.However he will stay his order if Will and Elizabeth hunt for Sparrow and his errant compass.To buy time they agree and set off.
Their search leads them to an island where the Pearl has run aground and Jack and his crew are indentured to local cannibals;with Jack as the head of a tribe.Will and Elizabeth eventually free Jack and his crew and they head for the sea.Jack persuades Will to help him find the key to the chest which contains pirate Davy Jones'(Bill Nighy)heart.Sparrow's time is now up and he must change places with Jones as its captain.Jack will give Will his compass if Will will help,but a dark priestess Tia Dalma(Naomie Harris)tells him the compass won't work unless the person who possess it really knows what he wants.While at sea however Jones in the Flying Dutchman catches up to the Pearl and captures Sparrow.Jack puts off his purgatory by persuading Jones that he can get 100 souls for his crew within three days.Will is left behind as collateral.
Back in Jamaica a grieving Governor frees his daughter Elizabeth and at gunpoint she retrieves a letter from Lord Beckett which originally was to hire Sparrow as a privateer but she now wants for Will.
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4.0 out of 5 stars less hype,much better movie than the first one Nov. 8 2007
By falcon TOP 1000 REVIEWER
i must say,i quite enjoyed this movie,i think mostly because my
expectations were very low.this is due to the fact that i was
disappointed in the first installment,because my expectations were too
high.how ironic.this entry had more action,better action sequences and
more humour.it was at times also darker than the original and the
acting had more depth.there were also more characters and various sub
plots,but the movie was still easy to follow.the one thing that
irritated me at first was that they made captain Jack Sparrow's
character even more effeminate than they did in the first one Johnny
Depp does somehow pull it off,though,give him credit for that.so this
was only a temporary annoyance and then the character's quirks,or
foibles,if you will,grew on me.i don't perceive being annoyed by this
in the next installment.this movie also had some more suspense and the
action sequences were at times very intense,in a good way.there was an
abundance of CGI in this movie,which was exceptionally well done,the
best i have seen in a long time,possibly ever.the filmmakers did a
great job of balancing humour suspense,action and some darker material
together.the story also had more depth and i cared more for the
characters this time around.i think most of the characters were better
written,for whatever reason.the only minor complaint i have is that the
movie was a bit too long.i did however like the ending.nothing
fancy,just a low key setup for the third installment.basically,this is
a case of the sequel surpassing the original in every way.i haven't yet
seen the third entry,though i have higher hopes(but i've heard mixed
reviews)and it has a lot to live up to.for me,this second installment
in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga is a 4/5
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Published 4 months ago by Justine
3.0 out of 5 stars Bon film
Bon film d'Action avec un peu de suspense
Drole et cocasse avec un soupson d'aimour ...
je vous conseille de voir la serie en ordre
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Published 10 months ago by pat shir
5.0 out of 5 stars Total fun...
...for all ages. It still is one of the most amusing movies I've ever watched. I like the fact I have it and can watch it at whim. The 4th sequel sucked though.
Published 16 months ago by Nikolay N. Anastasov
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Definitely a good watch for people who enjoy gentle comedy and lots of adventure! There are some excellent graphics and who doesn't love Johnny Depp?
Published 18 months ago by Samantha K Krewulak
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun movie!
Great movie, fun and full of adventure!
Kids of all ages will love this pirate romp with Johnny Dep and Orlando Bloom!
Published 19 months ago by Shane M. Jeffrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids loved it.
I bought the whole set for my grandchildren. We all found the movie to be interesting and funny all at the same time.
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