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.
After Elizabeth, Will, and Captain Barbossa rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from the the land of the dead, they must face their foes, Davy Jones and Lord Cutler Beckett. Beckett, now with control of Jones' heart, forms a dark alliance with him in order to rule the seas and wipe out the last of the Pirates. Now, Jack, Barbossa, Will, Elizabeth, Tia Dalma, and crew must call the Pirate Lords from the four corners of the globe, including the infamous Sao Feng, to gathering. The Pirate Lords want to release the goddess Calypso, Davy Jones's damned lover, from the trap they sent her to out of fear, in which the Pirate Lords must combine the 9 pieces that bound her by ritual to undo it and release her in hopes that she will help them fight. With this, all pirates will stand together and will make their final stand for freedom against Beckett, Jones, Norrington, the Flying Dutchman, and the entire East India Trading Company. Written by
When the pirates bring out the book of the Pirate Code, Ragetti says they are the rules first set down by "Morgan and Bartholomew." This is a reference to the great pirates Henry Morgan and Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts. Henry Morgan was a pirate renowned in his day for the taking and sacking of several supposedly impenetrable treasure towns, including Portobello, which was the Fort Knox of its day. Roberts, though less famous, was on a par with Blackbeard and Captain Kidd for successful ventures, and known for his fondness for fine clothes and jewelry (thus serving as an archetype of the pirate image popular today); he was also one of the first known pirates to develop a code of honour to be followed by his crew on pain of death. The Pirate Code referenced throughout the trilogy features some of the precepts from this article. However, as Roberts was just six years old when Morgan died, the likelihood of their having been acquainted is somewhat small. See more »
At the final scene in Tortuga, Master Gibbs is seen to be holding a teddy bear while in his sleep. But teddy bears were not invented till 1902. See more »
In order to affect a timely halt to deterioriating conditions, and to ensure the common good, a state of emergency is declared for these territories by decree of Lord Cutler Beckett, duly appointed representative of His Majesty, the King. By decree, according to martial law, the following statutes are temporarily amended: Right to assembly, suspended. Right to habeas corpus, suspended. Right to legal counsel, suspended. Right to verdict by a jury of peers, suspended. By decree, all...
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Scene appears at the end of the credits to show how two pivotal characters meet again in ten years' time. See more »
The plot thickens.... into a cement like mixture that is impossible to wade through.
I think the one thing that actually made me angry about this movie is the way it insults our viewing intelligence. Throw a lot of special effects, big stars, and some clout produced by the first movie and what do you have? Well... not a whole hell of a lot. The plot is convoluted from the get go, the story lines become inane, and the special effects
actually those are pretty good. Let's just say that in three hours
time a person could nearly make a trip from London to New York and they would still see more entertainment were they to look out their window. Half way through the film I asked those sitting to my left if they were as confused and disappointed as I was. They were and so I was somewhat vindicated in my response. Among my points of contention are these:
I have not seen such a complicated and unbelievable love story since Pearl Harbor. Davy Jones is suddenly not the scary sea monster/pirate but more of a cuckolded seafaring diplomat. Captain Jack Sparrow, who nearly carried the first film, is reduced to a supporting character. Why are we suddenly learning that all of these pirates to whom we were introduced in the first movie are part of a Lord Council?
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