Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

G 2 StarYou might need a bottle of rum to make it through this flick.

In parts – it was hilarious.

In parts – it was scary.

In parts – it was boring and disconnected.

About halfway through the movie – when the one-liners were great…”Look! An undead monkey!” and “Elizabeth Swan! Hide the rum” – I thought to myself…

This is funny but moving slow. In fact, it’s almost like it’s a prequel…setting us up for another movie after it.

I hate it when I’m right.

It’s a fun movie – don’t get me wrong. But’s it’s not up to the standard of the first one. In 1, Depp had Geoffrey Rush to play against. Rush’s performance in 1 almost stole the show from Depp – which made Pirates 1 one delicious movie to watch.

In Pirates 2 – it’s all Depp, all the time. If Depp’s not in the scene, you can feel the energy just sapping away. Even the drop-dead gorgeous Keira Knightly falls flat in her scenes.

Effects were great. One-liners and inside jokes abound.

But….when it’s all said and done, you’ll feel somewhat cheated – but interested enough to see the 3rd one next summer.

If you liked 1 and you enjoy Depp – go catch a matinée. Otherwise – rent it on DVD.

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