Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006

Posted By: mramor123
At first glance, it seems like a pretty good deal. You put down your money and in return you get two and a half hours of spirited swashbuckling, with an all-star three-way battle of the cheekbones (Orlando Bloom vs. Keira Knightley vs. Johnny Depp) and some extra-slimy computer-generated imagery thrown in at no additional cost. But there's a catch, as there usually is. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" is not just a movie. It's a glistening, sushi-grade chunk of franchise entertainment, which means that maximal enjoyment of it comes with certain obligations. It is the second episode in what will be at least a trilogy, and full appreciation of its whirligig plot will depend on thorough acquaintance with the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" picture, conveniently available for purchase on DVD. And since "Dead Man's Chest" brazenly dispenses with the convention of an ending — it's pretty much all middle — you will have committed yourself to buying another ticket if you're the least bit curious about how the whole thing turns out. The question is: Is it worth it? By a rational calculation of time and money, the answer is probably no. But hey, this isn't about that, right? It's about fun. You're there to have fun. Fun for the family. Fun for the kids. Fun for everyone. So shut up and have fun. And you probably will, even if it's hard to shake the feeling that you've been bullied into it. — A. O. Scott , The New York Times

Johnny Depp …. Jack Sparrow

Orlando Bloom …. Will Turner

Keira Knightley …. Elizabeth Swann

Jack Davenport …. Norrington

Bill Nighy …. Davy Jones

Jonathan Pryce …. Governor Weatherby Swann

Lee Arenberg …. Pintel

Mackenzie Crook …. Ragetti