Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

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(out of 5)


Hackneyed sequel to the successful original is only worthwhile as a continued showcase for ‘s immensely likable Captain Jack Sparrow. ‘s Will Turner is arrested along with his beloved fiancee Elizabeth (, constantly jutting her lower jaw to honour the Empire) for having aided Sparrow in his escape at the conclusion of the previous film. Their only way to be released of charges is to find Sparrow and retrieve a compass in his possession that leads to the whereabouts of an unearthly treasure connected to phantom pirate Davy Jones. Meanwhile, Sparrow himself owes the debt of his soul to Jones, a nasty villain with an octopus face and a crew of terrifying ghouls, but Sparrow in his traditional prankishness tries to get Turner to honour his debt in his place. What should have been a light and brainless adventure combining the styles of the old Errol Flynn movies with modern day fantasy films is hampered by leaden direction and a script that just never knows when to stop. The film is hopelessly overlong, a convoluted mess that is lifted only by impressive visual effects and a sterling performance by  as the creepy Jones.


USA, 2006

Directed by 

Screenplay by , , based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio,

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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Academy Award
Best Visual Effects (John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson, Allen Hall)

Nominations
Best Art Direction (art direction: Rick Heinrichs; set decoration: Cheryl Carasik)
Best Sound Editing (Christopher Boyes, George Watters II)
Best Sound Mixing (Paul Massey, Christopher Boyes, Lee Orloff)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Johnny Depp)

British Academy Award
Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

Nominations
Best Costume Design
Best Sound
Best Make Up & Hair
Best Production Design


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