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Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann's wedding plans are interrupted once again when they find themselves thrust into Captain Jack's misadventures. Captain Jack owes a blood debt to the Ruler of the Ocean Depths and will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation in the service of Jones. Escalating confrontations with sea monsters, unfriendly islanders, a soothsayer and even the mysterious appearance of Will's long-lost father.
Action Adventure - Like the original film, this is a swashbuckling swordplay action-
adventure with a fair deal of humor--and also like the original, it
is a bit overlong at two and a half hours. This film is a lot
heavier on the special effects work than the first. Those looking
for a tidy ending won't find it here, though, as there is a
cliffhanger leading to the third film, due out next year. Some
scary images may be a bit much for younger children, though.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 249 moviegoers:Lots of "Fantastic" and "Excellent" opinions from all ages, both male and female, with very few low opinions makes this Pirates adventure a sailing you don't want to miss! Great Fun for the Whole Family!
The decidedly eccentric Captain
Jack Sparrow is caught up in another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. Although the curse of the Black
Pearl has been lifted, an even more terrifying threat looms over its captain and scurvy crew: it turns out
that Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones (BILL NIGHY), Ruler of the Ocean Depths, who
captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman, which no other ship can match in speed and stealth. Unless the
ever-crafty Jack figures a cunning way out of this Faustian pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal
servitude and damnation in the service of Jones. This startling development interrupts the wedding plans
of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who once again find themselves thrust into Jack's misadventures,
leading to escalating confrontations with sea monsters, very unfriendly islanders, flamboyant soothsayer
Tia Dalma (NAOMIE HARRIS) and even the mysterious appearance of Will's long-lost father, Bootstrap
Bill (STELLAN SKARSGÅRD).
Meanwhile, ruthless pirate hunter Lord Cutler Beckett (TOM HOLLANDER) of the East India
Trading Company sets his sights on retrieving the fabled "Dead Man's Chest." According to legend,
whoever possesses the Dead Man's Chest gains control of Davy Jones, and Beckett intends to use this
awesome power to destroy every last Pirate of the Caribbean once and for all. For times are changing on
the high seas, with businessmen and bureaucrats becoming the true pirates…and freewheeling, fun-loving
buccaneers like Jack and his crew threatened with extinction.