Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Hello, hello!
After a great start with the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, I’m back to talk about the next installment of the franchise: Dead Man’s Chest. Let’s see if it lives up to the original film!

The Plot (as found on RT):

When ghostly pirate Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes to collect a blood debt, Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) must find a way to avoid his fate lest his soul be damned for all time. Nevertheless, the wily ghost manages to interrupt the wedding plans of Jack’s friends Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).

The Rating:

This was a nice one. It’s not quite as good as the first film, but it will completely dazzle you with stunning shots and amazing CGI that still holds up. There are a lot of funny moments that still make me giggle years after watching this for the first time. Granted, it does drag on at times and the runtime of over two hours might have been cut down – especially when you consider that it ends with a cliffhanger setting things up for another almost three hours long film.

To a large degree, the franchise really lives off of Johnny Depp’s performance. As intriguing as Bloom and Knightley are, his performance is what makes or breaks these films. He surely pulled it off, manages to keep the audience entertained and amused. The film includes many a scene that is iconic by now.

As I mentioned before, another selling point of Dead Man’s Chest is how amazing the visual effects are. I mean, would you please look at Bill Nighy as Davy Jones. Tell me that doesn’t look impeccable. It’s obvious that an insane amount of money must have gone into producing this. I mean, how else would the CGI still hold up after so many years? They really went all out on this, and it paid off.

That being said, the film is a little all over the place and tries to do a million different things at once. Somehow the whole picture channeled the chaotic energy of Jack Sparrow in that regard. It’s not really something that bothers me while watching. To be honest, you kinda expect it to be like this, so I’m not mad. But I can definitely see why people might get annoyed and dislike the film because of it.

Overall, this is a fun movie that’ll keep you entertained. The acting performances are great and enough to tide you over any weak spots in the script. It’s a fun time, and what else would you want from a flick like this?

Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!

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