Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest—second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series—uses the talents of Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley, Bill Nighy, Stellan Skarsgård, Johnathan Pryce, and Martin Klebba to make a re-watchable piece of entertainment. The special effects and presentation are well done. It’s a ‘best work for all involved’ film.


A search for the Dead Man’s Chest begins with stopping a wedding and an assignment to find Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) magic compass.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Gore Verbinski for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Bruce Hendricks, Eric McLeod, Chad Oman, and Mike Stenson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Norrington (Jack Davenport), Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), Governor Weatherby Swann (Jonathan Pryce), Pintel (Lee Arenberg), Ragetti (Mackenzie Crook), Gibbs (Kevin McNally), Cotton (David Bailie), Bootstrap Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander), Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), Mercer (David Schofield), Captain Bellamy (Alex Norton), Scarlett (Lauren Maher), Short Sailor (Nej Adamson), and Large Sailor (Jimmy Roussounis).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?                                                                                  

Yes. The makeup department deserves special kudos for the work on Davy Jones and the crew of the dead. The film’s novel special effects drive the story into a worth watching film.

Ben Meyers

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