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Not much rum, but lots of fun!
on November 20, 2012
Ahhh, my favorite of the three original movies! Very, very, very mild spoilers below, nothing you wouldn't find in the IMDB description.
Dead Man's Chest once again chronicles the adventures of Elizabeth Swann, blacksmith/pirate Will Turner, and of course the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow. Davy Jones, the sea creature hybrid who rules the seas with an iron tentacle, has come back to settle his debt with Jack Sparrow. People who get in depth with the series know that Davy agreed to raise the Black Pearl, then known as the Wicked Wench, in exchange for one hundred years of service after Jack had been captain for thirteen years. Jack, in the process, gets Will involved and subsequently causes him to become part of Davy's barnacle encrusted crew. Elizabeth, of course, sets out to find her betrothed and becomes part of Jack's rag-tag crew in order to find the Dead Man's Chest, which contains the heart of Davy Jones himself, and whoever controls the heart controls the man.
I tend to sympathize with the anti-hero (villain, you say? Bah!), and I can't help but adore Davy Jones. Because of the character or because of Bill Nighy's fantastic acting? A little of both, undoubtedly. Jack's wacky attitude is endearing as usual, and c'mon, Will Turner's swashbuckling, as well as his drive to free his father, is so passionate, it's hard not to swoon a little, even if you, like me, came for the pirates, not for the romance.
Definitely a worthy sequel!