Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney hit, which re-teams original director Gore Verbinski with original screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. As Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) prepare to exchange vows at the altar, their wedding plans hit rough waters with the arrival of sea-bound scallywag Jack Sparrow. It seems that Sparrow owes a substantial blood debt to half-octopus sea captain Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), and that the only way for the flamboyant sea rover to elude the wrath of his otherworldly pursuer is to seek the aid of mysterious and powerful voodoo priestess Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), whose ability to resurrect the dead and gaze into the future may provide just the advantage needed to avoid a waterlogged fate in the locker of his legendary nemesis. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Although I am not a fan of the Pirate of the Caribbean movies, I ordered this one more for my husband to enjoy than me. I honestly tried to watch it with him, but it just didn't hold my interest at all, and I thought that the Davy Jones segment would be terrifying for young children. I finally gave up after two hours because the plot was going in all directions with no end in sight. I definitely will avoid the next movie -- my husband can go to the theatre if he wants. However, he agreed that it was not as good as the first movie and that he wouldn't bother to go to the next one. But one's person's poison is another person's dessert. Perhaps my age and gender were a factor in my taste--I'm 60+ and a female.
I enjoyed the first POC movie, so I expected a lot from this one. Major disappointment. Not so much a pirate movie as a movie about ghosts, curses, and revenge. It was spooky with some cool special effects, but did NOT hold true to the upbeat, action packed, and humorous first episode or the Disney ride on which it was based. Not worth the time to watch it.
This movie was waaaay to long, hard to follow the story line and did not develop the plot line very well. Graphics were great so was Johnny Depp - I couldn't think of a better actor to play the part. He did the best with what he had. Excited to see the next with a return to some of the original characters.
I hadn't heard any reviews before watching this movie, so I was expecting it to be as good or better than the first. I definitely don't feel it was better than the first one though, mainly because of the fact that it started out slow and made you wait to long to set you up for the next sequel. I really enjoyed Johnny Depp in the first movie and the fact that it revolved around his character as Captain Jack, but this movie didn't seem to do that and after it was over I felt they had him in there just for one-liners and a few laughs to break up the monotony. Orlando Bloom definitely got a lot more "attention" in this one.
The grand continuation of the epic Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. With the legendary ending of the Curse of the Black Pearl and the loss of Geoffrey Rush as a lead role I was concerned about the future of Pirates of the Caribbean, but the trilogy loses no steam as it brings Bill Nighy on board as the villainous Davy Jones. If Pirates of the caribbean was a sandwich, the best sandwich ever created, Dead Man's Chest is the delicious meat between two slices of flawless bread.