Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Review: Dead Man's Chest
Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Length: 151 min.
IMDB Summary: Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.
The second installment of the Pirates series does not bring the same charm and freshness as its predecessor, but it keeps the swashbuckling spirit alive. Depp shines as Captain Jack Sparrow, who is the quirkiest character by far and a large part of the movie's success. This Pirates film introduces some new settings--rainforests, a cannibalistic tribe's island, a haunted pirate ship called the Flying Dutchman--and some new characters--Davy Jones, Bootstrap Bill, Tia Dalma. The Pirates crew was well-prepared for this movie, the sequel to The Curse of the Black Pearl, and now takes the time to delve into Will Turner's past, explaining the significance behind his name and why it drew so much attention in the previous movie. Although a little bit rough around the edges, Dead Man's Chest is still a fun, adventurous watch.
Some action/adventure violence, including men covered in barnacles, faceless people, hand-to-hand combat, cannon fire and guns.
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