Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

I wanted to see this a second time before I posted my review but, alas, that isn’t going to happen.

This movie has become a box office monster, above and beyond what everyone expected, but was it any good? Box office doesn’t always equate to quality.

I think the movie was good. It had some problems, but it was good. It was not as good as the first one, but what movie is? OK, maybe Empire Strikes Back.

This movie had a few scenes that were fall down hilarious. And yet, for a small stretch of the movie, I was bored. I can’t explain it. Maybe there was too much in the movie and I had to disconnect myself from the film to recharge, because they try and throw alot at you.

Alot of it is good too. But there is still a little too much. When Johnny Depp played Captain Jack in the first film, his character came out of nowhere, surprised people and stole the entire movie.

Now, with Jack basically expected to lead the movie, it might not work as well. Jack works better running around with things happening around him. Not leading the way. And it may have backfired a little here.

Storytelling-wise. Obviously not box office-wise.

The biggest complaint I hear about the movie is about the ending and the cliffhanger. I guess I pay just a little too much attention to movie news, but people in the theater did not know that there was going to be a third film next summer.

Much like the Lord of the Rings, the film just ends and many people, even people I was with, let out a few “What the…?”’s. Almost leaving angry that they had to wait another year to see the finale.