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Published:August 14th, 2006 07:18 EST
Captain Jack is back looking for the Dead Man's Chest

Captain Jack is back looking for the Dead Man's Chest

By Garrett Godwin


The summer of 2003 was more than just the summer of The Matrix.  It was the summer of roguish pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which became a critical and commercial success, raking in over $300 million dollars in the United States.  Thanks to Johnny Depp, Captain Jack became one of the most unforgettable characters onscreen.  And he`s back again, along Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and his love Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead`s Man Chest.

In the sequel, Will and Elizabeth are arrested for helping Jack escape capture, and the only way for them to gain their freedom and get married is to find Jack, who has his own troubles.  Our captain has a debt to pay to the late Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), which is being part of his crew for all eternity.  So, for Jack, the only way out of this deal is to find the Dead Man`s Chest.  But when he meets up with old friends Will and Elizabeth, it becomes just like old times for the trio.

I wouldn`t say Dead Man`s Chest completely picks up where the Black Pearl left off, but like any sequel, this film has set the bar higher with action, adventure, and humor.  Another is the writers staying true to the main characters--especially Captain Jack Sparrow--while developing them and their relationships a little bit more.  The movie is exciting and fun for the whole family-- including girls of all ages who love both Johnny Depp and Captain Jack.  Dead Man`s Chest has a shocking yet surprising climatic ending that will set the stage for the third and final Pirates that will come out next summer.

If you love the first one and love the second one even more as well as in love with a certain pirate named Captain Jack Sparrow, then you won`t be disappointed with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man`s Chest.

Rating: 5 stars