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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)


Johnny Depp
Geoffrey Rush
Orlando Bloom
Keira Knightley

Directed by Gore Verbinski

After the very good ending of the first film with Disney seeing such huge returns in the box office and with positive critical reviews for the film and it’s cast, they decided to add two more movies.
This time, they were not going to cut corners, they were ready to up the production cost and make this movie a CGI masterpiece. I just wish they focused more on making the movie’s story instead a masterpiece. The movie was dull, long and consisted of numerous fight scenes that were too long to be enjoyed. The only good thing the next two movies had, were the new characters they had.
The next two movies could have been a financial positive to Disney, but there were annoying, and I wish I never took the time to see them.

Now the next two films will be focused on Davy Jones. A character who fell in love with a sea goddess named Calypso. His tale has him cut out his heart and place it in a chest called the Dead Man’s Chest after he believed that Calypso didn’t return his love. In anger he and other pirates imprisoned her in a human form.
Davy Jones is the Captain of a ghost ship named the Flying Dutchman. Jack made a deal in the past before the first film to serve Jones for 100 years on the ship if Jones helped him bring back the Black Pearl from Davy Jones’ Locker.

Now the time has come for him to serve and Jack is not ready, for he was only Captain for two years on the Black Pearl before the mutiny. But Jones was not having it and Jack struck a new deal. 100 souls in replacement for his own and he gave prepayment assurance. All of these merges with many things happening on the other side of civilization.

On the other side, Will and Elizabeth were getting married when it was stopped by a certain Lord Cutler Beckett and arrests them.
Meanwhile, Jack is visited by Will's father, Bootstrap Bill Turner informing Jack to come join Jones' crew or be dragged to Davy Jones' Locker by the Kraken. While Lord Beckett promises to free Elizabeth if Will brings him Jack's magic compass which points to whatever the holder wants most.
So Jack and Will meet up both with different motives on what they want to happen.

A commercial success made Disney sure that a third part was a good idea and the completed that and released it a year after this useless film. Lastly, other than the other nominations in the Oscars for Best Art Direction, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, it went on to win the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.


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