Posted: August 26, 2006 in Movie Review
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“Dead Man’s Chest” (to use the “Pirates” sequel’s subtitle) is the summer’s most anticipated film, and it gives fans what they want

The film picks up more or less where the first one left off.
Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) have their wedding interrupted by a British kinda cop (Tom Hollander), who blackmails Will into retrieving a magic compass owned by Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).

The film is far too long. It takes ages to get going and there are long stretches in the first half where nothing is happening and the comedy isn’t working at all. In addition, the plot is needlessly confusing and poorly thought-out in places.

It’s also fair to say that the film suffers a little from being the second part of a planned trilogy.

Worth seeing?

Not quite as good as the first film, but it pulls it all together for a thoroughly enjoyable final act.


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