Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Reviews
Plot: Captain Jack Sparrow is the most daring pirate I've seen in any movie. He has a lot of trouble with kings and his ship crew is not the best. He does what he can with his resources and it makes the movie quite interesting. Running around in the movie, he meets a tribe in the forests of an island, he meets a crazy lady who thinks everything is special and gets kicked out of every crew he meets. Another man named Will, is very passionate about his fiancÚ, Elizabeth. In order to get his dear Elizabeth out of prison, he must embark on a journey to find Capt. Jack Sparrow and follow his across the seas. Everything Will says goes through one ear and out the other to Jack. He knows nothing about Elizabeth and frankly is jealous of Will, since Jack can't find a bride of his own. During their journey, they have encountered something called the The Kraken, if you don't know what this is, it is a killing octopus that is enlarged by 100's. This worries Jack so he sends Will to make things right with the controller of the kraken, Davey Jones, before everything gets out of hand. Jack is in debt from Davey Jones and Davey wants his money and he wants it now. But Jack's attempt to make Davey forget the debt makes everything worse and Davey decides to meet Jack with an even worse punishment: The Kraken. Jack now has to set things right and save Will from the imprisonment of Davey Jones before it's too late.
Themes: The theme of the movie was never leave a friend behind. Ever since Jack left will in the first movie, everything in his life has gone wrong. Leaving Will to sacrifice him was wrong because now he has to face the challenges of a lost crew member, feeding away at the enemy. If stayed with Will in the first movie, they would have never been in as much danger as they are in now.
Technical Elements: This movie had a lot of camera shots and angles to create different moods throughout the movie. During the movie, the camera was at an eagle eye view of the ships when they were taken down by the kraken. It shows just how bad the scene really is. They also showed an extreme long shot of the tribe chasing Capt. Jack Sparrow to show how angry they are and what's going on. Then they switched to a close up of his face to show the worry in his face. This shows the viewer exactly what he's thinking at the moment. It makes you feel bad for him and get worried about what will happen. They used extreme close ups to explain how nervous the character is. Like when they showed a sailor holding a cross in his hand, it showed he was fearful and that the item gives him hope.
-EM (8th Grade Student)
The action is just as good and in some cases better than The Curse of Black Pearl, but this movie doesn't fully compare to. I did like the adventure taken in this movie, the stunts looked great, the cast seemed to be settling a bit more in their characters.
Now as the film progresses into the Flying Dutchman scenes the movie stands up to it's predecessor with better graphics, amazing costume work and makeup. From this point in the movie which is almost half way, the film is amazing. Dead Man's Chest did seem to be a slow starter but in the end succeeded nicely.
Watch it for Jack Sparrow or leave it.