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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann have their wedding day rudely interrupted by getting themselves arrested and sentenced to hanging for aiding and abetting a certain Captain Jack Sparrow. Shortly thereafter, Will gets an offer to win Elizabeth’s pardon if he finds Sparrow and returns with his compass. Meanwhile, Captain Jack is having trouble of his own deciding what he really wants and keeping his soul out of the clutches of Davy Jones and the Kraken.
Meandering but largely fun midpoint for the Pirates of the Caribbean with plenty of ambitiously conceived and brilliantly executed action, some truly outstanding special visual effects (Davy Jones is one of the landmark visual effects) and agreeable performances but no real forward momentum and, frankly, not enough Captain Jack or sense of an underlying good. By the time the climax rolls around (and it takes a while, this feels long) we finally get the sight of Jack being a hero but it’s hollow. It still builds anticipation for Part Three, though, and there’s a little tidbit for those who sit through the end credits which I always appreciate. Overall, it’s better on second viewing and, while it’s only eye-candy, it’s enough.
This movie contains adult dialogue, Violence, extremely unpleasant scenes
Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.