Captain Jack is Back!

July 11, 2006 5:34 pm

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum ~ The Pirates of The Caribbean (Dead Man's Chest) are back ~ this time the good, bad, and the ugly are in search of the key and chest of the notorious Davy Jones, which safeguards the secret to life and/or death to a multitude of characters.

The fans of the first in the trilogy of pirate adventures (The Pirates of The Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl) will be delighted to see the original main characters revive their roles. Back are: Johnny Depp as the swaggering, mascara wearing Captain Jack Sparrow; Orlando Bloom as the handsome Will Turner; Keira Knightly as the breathtakingly beautiful Elizabeth Swann; along with many of the returning minor characters, including the comic relief of the bumbling duo Mackenzie Crook (Ragetti) and Lee Arenberg (Pintel).

Although action propels the movie … love (found, lost, and deceptive) is the underlying theme that drives the plot. Surprisingly, Dead Man's Chest is not just an action adventure story, but a love-story … the love between father and son, friendship, and the love and betrayal of love between man and woman. Whereas the first movie only touched on the love triangle between Captain Jack, William, and Elizabeth … in Dead Man's Chest their entanglement plays a major subplot.

Of course love takes center-stage to the CGI work! With any movie associated with the Disney Studios, the CGI special effects are expected to be on the cutting edge, and CGI enthusiasts will not be disappointed. The motion capture, and subsequently its computer generated characters, are flawless. The most mind-boggling scene revolved around the three-way sword fight upon the giant waterwheel. During the battle I kept thinking … how did they do that?

Even with a running time of just under two and a half hours there is not a moment that the movie drags. The story is well written, wonderfully edited, and expertly directed. The actors' performances are pure perfection (from the main characters to the minor players). As already mentioned the CGI work was phenomenal. Tons of laughs, thrills, suspense, romance, and a touch of heart-tugging (just a touch).

If you have not experienced the first movie in this series it is imperative that you rent The Pirates of The Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl before venturing to the theatre. Even if you are a fan of the original pirate adventure, a review of Curse of the Black Pearl will make your moving going experience even better, as Dead Man's Chest relies heavily on the plot of the first.

If your movie viewing is limited this summer, you have to put The Pirates of The Caribbean, Dead Man's Chest on top of your must see list!


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Article Comments

markk ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 11 July 2006

I really liked the first one. I am looking forward to seeing this one.

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

If you liked the first one, you will love the second :] Dee-Marie

SndCastie ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

Ohhh now I really have to see this one loved the first one bought it. Thank you Dee-Marie for a wonderful look into the preview of this film.

Paula Sanders ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

Your review makes me think that I am there. Excellent.

drcmaint ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

I did see "Dead Man's Chest" on openning day and it is a must see. And it will help to have seen "The Curse of the Black Pearl". It is definitely a keeper. Now to get on DVD to catch all the CGI stuff and try to catch them acting. Meaning to catch the CGI and other FX that seems to be off just a little bit. I may have to see it a couple dozen times, but it will be worth it.

sapphy ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

I absolutely loved this movie and I didn't even see the first one :-)

didi_mc ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

This one was so much better, cant wait to see the next one.

readymax ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

The first one was great! The second is better!

jlneveloff ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

I saw it opening day and two other times since then :) I loved the first film and I love this film. I'm sure I will see it several more times. I highly recommend it to everyone.

creay5 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

I love the original and the sequel was quite the exciting treat! Thanks for the great review - I was surprised to see my favorite movie being reviewed here on Renderosity! Knew I loved this place. :)

nickcharles ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 July 2006

Excellent review Dee-Marie! The fam and I have soooo been waiting for this movie (we must have watched the first one at least 50 times :D)! My favorite line from the first film was Captain Jack saying: "Now...bring me that horizon."

Ladonna ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 13 July 2006

I loved the first one. Hope the sec. is better.;)

LadyThorne ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 13 July 2006

most important. Before seeing this movie... what the end of the credits on the FIRST one. If you don't see the bit at the very end (after the Dolby Stereo credit rolls) you will not understand why the monkey is undead. Likewise, watch til the very end on the second. There is a very funny last scene.

spetzarv ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 14 July 2006

As sequels go this one is outstanding and everybit as entertaining as the first with a surprise re-introduction of one of the characters from The Curse of the Black Perl. The CG effects of Davy Jones and his crew are amazing rivaling that of Gollum in Lord of the Rings.

Crimmy ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 14 July 2006

I definitely want to see them all.

Gary_P ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 15 July 2006

I saw it last weekend and loved it. I'm going to buy it as soon as it comes out so I can see it again. I have the first one too. Can't wait to see then next one.

originalkitten ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 17 July 2006

Oh it is fantastic....I just loved it as much as the first fact I already had the first one on dvd and went out the day after seeing II and bought the box set of the first one because it had an extra disc.....I can't believe Disney are making us wait until May 2007 to see the 3rd one.......that is such torture!!!!!!!