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:: Pirates Of The Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest

In this sequel, Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow and is caught in yet another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. It turns out Captain Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davey Jones, ruler of the ocean depths and captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman. If Jack can't figure a crafty way out of this one, he'll be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation.

Along the way, dashing Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and the beautiful Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) get caught up in the thrilling whirlpool of misadventures stirred up in Jack's quest to avoid eternal damnation by seizing the fabled Dead Man's Chest!

It's a swashbuckling ride of devilish humour. Admittedly, the plot is a thin one, but who really cares when a movie is this much fun to watch. Not only are there squid-men and leviathans, there are cannibals, a voodoo priestess, jungle chases, swordfights, and Davy Jones playing a pipe organ with his tentacles.

It will be interesting to see where it goes in the third film, to be released later this year. This film ends on a surprising note, wrapping up an adventure film that meets every expectation. This series will become a classic, and Dead Man’s Chest is certainly deserving of great accolades.

There is a huge number of extras that Disney has included. They range in quality from fabulous to totally lame. Two behind-the-scenes documentaries are included, the first being a 30-minute preproduction diary (“Charting the Return”) and the second a 60-minute chronicle of the film's production (“According to Plan”). Both are interesting (the casting and brainstorming sections are fascinating), and it's pretty cool to see how a big blockbuster like this comes together, from the initial idea to the film's premiere.

DVD Extras

Commentary by: Screenwriters Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio Dolby Digital 2.0
Commentary by screenwriters Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio
Bloopers of the Caribbean
Charting the Return: A preproduction diary
According to Plan: hour-long production documentary
Captain Jack: From Head to Toe
Mastering the Blade
Meet Davy Jones: Anatomy of a Legend
Creating the Kraken
Dead Men Tell New Tales: Re-Imagineering the Attraction
Fly on the Set: The Bone Cage
Jerry Bruckheimer: A Producer's Photo Diary
Pirates on Main Street: The Dead Man's Chest Premiere
Easter Eggs