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
This is the only 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie that does not reference the fictitious pirate code 'Parley' (root: "parlée"/"spoken" from the French verb "parler"/"to speak"). See more »
When Will and Jack are looking out on the Flying Dutchman (Will holding a lantern) two people walking behind them are cut in half by the green screen background. In other words, their heads float by on air. 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 »
Better than the first, and that's saying something
I will firstly say that after seeing the trailer and previews for this film I had serious doubts. I was afraid that the producers would just try to cash in on the original's success, and forget about any content.
I was pleasantly proved wrong.
This is the most fun I've had in the cinema in the longest time. I can't remember the last time I was so entertained.
Although it is a bit slow at times, and a bit predictable (although fun in it's predictability), it hardly lets up and continuously entertains.
If you loved the original, you will DEFINITELY love this film. The ending not only makes you laugh, it makes you think "What the hell?" and will make you eagerly anticipate (major understatement) the third installment.
There are some great lines, the same fun characters, an inventive and fun story, and some brilliantly staged action sequences.
In summation: SEE IT! See it on the big screen. If you miss it, you will surely regret it.
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