Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
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as Jack Sparrow
as Will Turner
as Elizabeth Swann
as Davy Jones
as Captain Barbossa
as Gov. Weatherby Swann
as Bootstrap Bill
as Cutler Beckett
as Mr. Mercer
as Captain Bellamy
as Short Sailor
as Large Sailor
as Sunburned Sailor
as Tia Dalma
as Fisherman (Montage)
as Frightened Sailor
as Very Old Man
as Cannibal Warrior
as Irish Man
as Crippled Man
as Cannibal Boy
as Shrimper's Brother
as Edinburgh Cook
as Carruthers Guard
as Turkish Guard No. 2
as Turkish Guard No. 3
as Torch Native
as Scuttled Ship Helmsman
as Native Bridge Guard
as Black Pearl Pirate
as Turkish Prisoner
as Cannibal Woman
as Cannibal Woman
as Turkish Prison
as Drunken Cantina Pirate
as Turkis Prisoner
as Turkish Guard
as Pirate Musician
as Tortuga Pirate
as Skinny Man
as Crippled Man
as Parrot Voice
as Jamaican Pirate
as Shrimper (Montage)
as Jimmy Legs/Dutchman
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Critic Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
The new plot has all the appeal of a seaweed sandwich, being dark, salty, and indigestible.
It ought to sink from the weight of the cargo, but it's buoyed by another high-wire performance from Depp.
This second film is pretty much all thrills, special effects and nonstop action -- but with virtually no cohesive or compelling story line.
'Complications arose, ensued, were overcome,' Jack says at one point. Not entirely, but Dead Man's Chest is worth weighing anchor for, regardless.
In every other way -- as adventure yarn or as satire on that form or merely as an enjoyable entertainment featuring a wonderfully sly and subtle actor -- it is not merely a loser. It is a disaster.
For the most part, Dead Man's Chest stands on its own and even makes a few halfhearted attempts to say something.
Audience Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
'Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!' Who'd of thought a movie based on a theme park and pirates would be so successful that it would garner a sequel. A sequel that was so so so utterly huge in production values it makes perfect sense that it would fail to live up to its predecessor. The old lesson Hollywood never learns, making things bigger and flashier doesn't always mean it will be better. The plot? oh geez where to begin. This is the main issue with this franchise which begun in this sequel, only to get worse in the third film. The story becomes so convoluted and twisty its hard to keep up, and this is a Disney film!. Put very simply...most of the characters are all after various bit n pieces including 'Davy Jones' heart, 'Sparrow's' compass and the Black Pearl. Each character has their own reason for needing each item and most of these reasons intertwine with each other at some point, oh and old characters come back into the fray. The plot is the first film was pretty straight forward, I'm not saying simple is best but it was easy to swallow. This film kicks off relatively well with the characters we know in trouble for helping Sparrow, a deal is set, a plan underway and everybody knows who is doing what and why. The trouble is as the film progresses sub plots pop up, new characters enter with their own story arcs, old characters come back with more story arcs, plans change and double crossing ensues. I can't deny it becomes tricky but in the end it is decipherable and when you think about it its quite good. So once you've got your head around the plot you do tend to notice how big everything has become. The prison Sparrow escapes from at the start looks very similar to some kind of fortress you'd expect to see in a Tolkien story. The entire early cannibal infested island part of the film really does show how the franchise took a swing for the worst. Sparrow, Norrington and Turner break out into a three way fight over Jones chest which lasts for at least 10-15 minutes, displays way way too much slapstick, completely unbelievable cartoon stunts that detach you from the film and the trio end up covering half the island whilst battling!. In short the whole sequence wasn't needed, it was completely overblown and merely flashy filler, it bared no importance to the plot whatsoever...and this is what you will come to expect from the franchise thereafter. Now of course we know this franchise is a comedy of sorts, a period set comedy action thriller for everyone to enjoy. The first film had a nice balance of that plus some supernatural fantasy that really worked well. This sequel added that horrendous cartoonish hijinx that totally tore you away from any suspension of disbelief because it went beyond that into a pure hokey farce. On top of the ludicrous tomfoolery now on show this film has easily had much more creative influence from the classic videogame The Secret of Monkey Island. If you know the game its quite plain to see really, the cannibal island at the start, the murky, misty, swampy location where the team meet voodoo priestess 'Tia Dalma' and of course that character in her entirety, plus the similarity Jones has to 'LeChuck' in terms of evil behaviour, the supernatural and looks. It is a shame because the film is a good fantasy with some gorgeous visuals both CGI and real time. Davy Jones and his crew are incredible, a real sight to behold, especially Jones squid-like face of course. Its amazing to actually see CGI that looks so good you think its a real makeup job. The other crew members are also so vividly imaginative and well crafted, every scene with these fishy dogs was really great fun, I was always looking out for different types of mutants in the background. I really liked their vessel the Dutchman and the war torn barnacle covered ghost ship appearance it was given (much like the Pearl and its ghostly shrouds of mist n fog), and of course the Kraken was a fun nautical myth to include if somewhat unoriginal and not too good on the CGI front. Its still a fun film which is saved by the British actors and their astoundingly fun well spoken pomposity, that and the excellent effects on Jones and his (undead?) crew. The finale for Sparrow is an exciting cliffhanger even though you know he will be back, its interesting to see a group of heroes bickering and double crossing each other instead of simply fighting together as one unbeatable team and that supernatural spice is just right. The plot difficulties do mire proceedings but Verbinski just about pulls it off and manages to provide decent escapism.
Gore Verbinski takes his adventurous swashbuckler into darker tides with Dead Man's Chest. The film is visually captivating but does falter on its loosely-incoherent storyline. Johnny Depp doesn't fail as usual with his rendition of Captain Jack. The second film of the Pirates' saga is dark, long and out of control. 3.5/5
Not necessary or particularly self-sustaining, but still fun.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Quotes
|Jack Sparrow:||Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you want to watch out for, 'cause you can never predict if they're going to do something incredibly stupid.|
|Jack Sparrow:||We're not free yet, love.|
|Cutler Beckett:||No doubt you've discovered that loyalty is no longer the currency of the realm, as your father believes.|
|Elizabeth Swann:||And what is?|
|Cutler Beckett:||I'm afraid currency is the currency of the realm.|
|Elizabeth Swann:||Then perhaps we can come to some sort of understanding. I'm here to negotiate.|
|Cutler Beckett:||I'm listening. [Held at gunpoint]... I am listening intently.|
|Jack Sparrow:||No, no! More wood! Big fire! I am chief! Want big fire!|
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