Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Director: Gore Verbinski Year: 2006 Run time: 2hrs 31m
I love the first Pirates film and I know a lot of people don’t like the sequels, particularly as each one goes by. However, I’ve only seen the second and I want to see them all just so I can judge for myself. I remembered just one thing about this film so it was almost like watching it afresh.
1:42 - Hehe, horse on a boat. 2:50 - Rev! 6:10 - If those coffins don’t sink, then throwing them to sea seems like an inefficient way of getting rid of them! 8:24 - “Much more better.” 11:32 - Big ol’ clock face being hauled up a tower. It’s very Back to the Future, I approve. 16:58 - Oh dear. Black spot is no good at all. 23:40 - Argh, people should not be allowed to paint themselves the same colour as their surroundings! 31:04 - “It’s the bible, you get credit for trying.” 37:54 - Tribes are so interesting. Communication with what seems to be very few words. 39:23 - It’s like Atlaspheres! 42:41 - Who came up with that entire sequence? Utter madness. 47:30 - Surprisingly curvaceous pirate! 56:51 - It rains a lot in this film. 1:01:35 - It’s a funny accent that Davy Jones has. Slightly Scottish, sometimes French. It must be the accent of the sea. 1:10:15 - I like that all the Tortuga scenes end in a drunken brawl. 1:19:26 - “Unique here having the meaning of broken.” 1:23:13 - The man that is also a hammerhead shark is very well done. 1:26:10 - I don’t understand this game at all! Did they explain it? 1:35:47 - It dispatched the last boat a lot quicker, they didn’t have a chance to even think about weapons. 1:37:42 - Boat sinks, survivor climbs aboard a bit of floating wood. Titanic! 1:39:42 - I like that alcohol is the answer to all Jack Sparrow’s troubles. 1:43:05 - “It’s a mythological creature, I can call it what I want.” 1:46:27 - It is most fun when they are all together. 1:49:46 - Kicking sand in the eye seems very unsporting behaviour. 1:53:48 - This choreography… it’s like a dance. 2:01:59 - Oooh, three gun twisters! 2:05:41 - They are already in that married zone where they don’t have to actually say things for them to know what each other are thinking. 2:15:29 - It’s always a shame knowing there is a sequel and that the person is okay. 2:21:14 - So, this is a mega long film, and also a two-parter. Jeez louise.
It is really annoying that this is a two-parter film that signs you up for five hours commitment of watching, particularly as we weren’t aware of that before we signed up.
If we ignore that, though, the film is okay! Some of the sequences are completely preposterous, but great to watch nevertheless - just waiting to see what an earth they can come up with next! Johnny Depp gets to play around with his character continually, and we get yet more bravery from Orlando Bloom, with his over-the-top earnestness.
It’s not the best film, and not a patch on the first. By the end, it gets a bit tiresome, but there is some fun to be had along the way.