Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, is the first of two sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Both “Dead Mans Chest” and “At Worlds End” were filmed back to back developing a story arc that would span both films, and retroactively turn The Curse of the Black Pearl into the first of a now going to be a saga of movies. Now all that background stuffs done onto the movie!  First of all… what a beginning, no mucking about with a back story or any of that nonsense just straight in there with the action and allowing us to trust that all will be explained as the story unfolds. The action is even more intense than the first the sword fights more insane and all topped off with the amazing special effects of Davy Jones and his crew.

Johnny Depp, is back again as Jack Sparrow, sorry Captain Jack Sparrow and he is doing his drunken, savvy rock and roll pirate thing. Not doing anything new but why mess with what works in my opinion. Less of a scoundrel maybe this time around but  flailing his arms around during his even more fantastic crazy escapes and running to get down to good old-fashioned pirating! Yearrr! Orlando Bloom returns also and is better than he was in the first, finding himself a stronger role than last time. Keira Knightley is also stronger this time around getting a bit more action leaving the soft and delicate Miss Swan behind her and grabbing a sword.  A mention for Bill Nighy as Davy Jones as his performance is amazing, the special effects truly make him one slithering creepy bad guy.  As for the rest of the old pirate gang they also return with the same skullduggery and sailing under no colours but their own!

Why did I choose this movie, Its Pirate Appreciation  Month! I had watched the first one last week so I like to keep it all close together. It follows on perfectly from the first kicking right into the action like I said without bothering too much to introduce the first movie, because simply put you should have went and watched it!  I have the soundtrack to this one too! Also I have been pondering a tattoo, my skull and cross bones is again calling me.  Lastly its Pirates! Yearrr!!

 My Rating: A
Format: DVD
I Own This Movie
Artwork By: H. Svanegaard


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