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Pirates of the Caribbean 2 DVD


The Diva's review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest DVD

Pirates 2 Rated PG-13; running time of 2 hours and 35 minutes
Genre: Adventure
Written by: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Stellan Skarsgård, Jack Davenport, Kevin McNally, Naomie Harris, Jonathan Pryce, Tom Hollander


The Digest

Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) are about to be married when the nuptials are rudely interrupted by Lord Beckett who has charged them with abetting the escape of the notorious Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). A crime punishable by death - unless they can find Jack and convince him to give up his enchanted compass in exchange for their lives.

Meanwhile Jack is on the high seas using the compass to save his own life. He is searching for a special key that opens up a special chest. It is what is in the chest that everyone wants. The owner of the chest, Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), a half-human half-octopus, guards it fiercely, He roams the seas collecting crew members who eventually become hybrids such as himself. He also will unleash the powerful Kraken at a moments notice.

Will and Elizabeth eventually meet up with Jack and try to convince him to help them and as usual Jack wants something in return and they spend the better part of the task trying to outwit each other rather than working together.

What should they do? Return the chest to Davey Jones; Give it to Lord Beckett to save themselves from the gallows, but let him control the entire ocean; or keep the chest and use it on their own terms. But they don't have time for foolishness; their very souls are in peril.

The Dish

You know, not being at the theater at 11 pm. on a Friday really can change how you view a movie. Gone was the stress of having worked all day and having to catch the last show. My opinion is largely the same, but I don’t think they missed the mark as I said in my theatrical review. I also found more humor in it than the first time. That said, during the first hour I was still bored In fact, first hour was almost a monumental waste of time. I can't even tell you much about it. And I was still a bit confused. I really didn't get what the deal with Davey Jones was. Why is he terrorizing the 7 seas and turning sailors into human/sea creature hybrids? What exactly does he want from Jack? What exactly does Beckett want?

Truthfully there were two parts that I really enjoyed; the 20 minutes spent with the cannibals and the last 5 minutes when a character from the first one makes an appearance. I found myself sadden that this person wasn't in the previous 120 minutes.

My biggest surprise was the blatantness of a sequel set up. I know they are doing a number 3, but this was a cliff hanger akin to a television series. There was no subtlety to it. No beating around the bush. In fact it was one of the only things that was very clear and concise....and we have to wait 2007.




Number of Discs: 2

Subtitles: French, and Spanish
Languages: English, Spanish, French


Disc 1
•Feature Film Presentation
•Audio Commentary with Writers Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
•Bloopers Of The Caribbean Disc 2
•Charting The Return (Pre-production documentary)
•According To Plan: The Harrowing and True Story of Dead Man’s Chest
•Captain Jack: From Head To Toe
•Mastering The Blade: Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport
•Meet Davy Jones: Anatomy Of A Legend
•Creating The Kraken
•Dead Men Tell New Tales: Re-Imagineering The Attraction
•Jerry Bruckheimer: A Producer's Photo Diary
•Fly On The Set: The Bone Cage
•Pirates on Main Street: The Dead Man’s Chest Premiere

The Directive


I just loved the extras on this disc! It really gives us a nice behind the scenes look at how it was made and on top of that, it really seems like everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The insight into the special effects and the various characters was fun and informative.

3BC Ratings

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Bottom line, this is well worth a purchase.


Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2006
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