Posted on 7/09/06 08:05 AM
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is in no way a bad movie, like some of the people are making it out to be. It has amazing special effects decent to great acting (depp once again was amazing), and some very exciting scenes. However, it is too long. They could have easily made this into a 2 hr. movie, which would have also made it alot better, because some scenes are drawn out too much, and other scenes are just pointless. For example one sword fighting scene must have been almost 30 min long, and it could have been half that and still be very exciting. Also the plot was not the greatest, with too many subplots, going back between jack, elizabeth, and will. Also it can get somewhat confusing at times, and younger kids may not understand it. Plus the cliffhanger at the end leaves soo many questions to be answered that you wonder how they can answer them all completely in under 3 hours. Well this was all the negative things now for some positive stuff.
The scenes with davy jones were amazing, because he looked soo real and the actor that did his voice did such a good job at making him sound erie. These scenes alone are worth the price of admission. Also the battle scenes were amazing aswell, especially the ones with the krakon. Also the last 40 min or so were the best of the movie which led up to a very big cliff hanger, that makes you upset but excited at the same time. Though i did not love this movie, i still cant wait for the 3rd one to answer soo many questions. The movie wasnt as funny as the first but it did have some funny scenes, especially when jack was on this island and the inhabitants there believed he was a god. The music was also great. It really added a creepy tone to the movie, especially the music played by jones on the piano.
The best way i can describe wat the dead mans chest was like is by comparing it to watching action pacted movie, with a ok plot, and then in the middle of the movie when a big twist just happend, turning it off and waiting a year to see the rest of it. Dead mans chest is basically the first part of that action movie, seting everything up, adding some twists in there, and then just leaving you wanting to know wat is happening next. Basically to fully rate this movie, one whould have to watch the third part aswell, because it is like rating a movie that you have only seen half off. This is why i think so many people had problems with this movie. Dead mans chest by itself, isnt really a movie, and if there was not another movie coming out, dead mans chest would earn a much lower rating. I gave it a seven with the asumption that the third one, at worlds end will tie everything together, and once that movie comes out, dead mans chest hopefully will make more sense, therefore making it a better movie. All in all, this movie was still entertaining, and there is nothing like it out there (except for the first one), and if you enjoyed the first one, i recommened that you see this one, even though i wont gaurentee you will like it. It will atleast set you up for the third one, which i hope will be great. Also there is a scene at the end of the credits, but trust me it is not worth waiting for, cause it has nothing to do with the story, and is less than 30 seconds long.