When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Once again we're plunged into the world of sword fights and "savvy" pirates. Captain Jack Sparrow is reminded he owes a debt to Davy Jones, who captains the flying Dutchman, a ghostly ship, with a crew from hell. Facing the "locker" Jack must find the heart of Davy Jones but to save himself he must get the help of quick-witted Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan. If that's not complicated enough, Will and Elizabeth are sentenced to hang, unless will can get Lord Cutler Beckett Jack's compass, Will is forced to join another crazy adventure with Jack. Written by
The crew of The Flying Dutchman was originally conceived by the writers as ghosts, but Gore Verbinski disliked this idea. See more »
At the beginning of the movie when Master Gibbs is telling the tale of the Kraken, Masters Pintel and Ragetti appear to have no knowledge of the Kraken, but later in the movie, when they are rowing the boat ashore, they have a heated discussion as to the proper pronunciation of the Kraken, as if they had known it all along. See more »
Near the end of the credits, the instrumental music fades out and is replaced by the music from Davy Jones' music box. As the credits come to an end, the music box can be heard winding down, and finally running out just as the credits stop. See more »
I will make my comments without spoilers so that people who haven't yet
seen the movie can read it.
One of the worst things that can happen in a sequel to a successful
movie is that audiences will feel like they're seeing the same movie
again with slight variations on the theme. Dead Man's Chest gives us
all the characters we loved in the first movie, but puts them in a
refreshingly original movie. The action sequences will keep you on the
edge of your seat. And there are more laugh-out-loud moments in this
movie than in most comedies. I felt entertained from the beginning
right through to the special scene after the closing credits. In fact,
I enjoyed it so much that I and my entire family will be going to see
it again today.
For parents with young children: This movie is more violent than the
first movie. There is a lot of killing, though none of it is shown
close up or in a grisly manner. Davey Jones and his gang are very
gross. In the screening I attended, there were a lot of "Ewwww!"s from
the audience. If you have sensitive young ones, you should probably
leave them at home.
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