Movie number two in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This film takes us onto the Flying Dutchman, a ship that is captained by Davy Jones who must keep his heart in a case for safe keeping. He is tasked with this job for eternity, maintaining and caring for all the souls lost at sea. For one thing, the people manning the ship are disgusting. That’s one thing that I don’t like about this movie, just looking at how they are being portrayed. For the most part – they are one with the ship, barnacles, sea creature faces, etc. Davy Jones is particularly disgusting with his octopus-like head and crab-like claw hands. Upon this ship, we are shown Bootstrap Bill Turner (the father of Will Turner a.k.a. Orlando Bloom). It is in this movie that he finally sees his father again after being separated as a young child. Bill Turner has almost become one with the ship, living in the walls and losing his mind.
The movie starts off with the crew trying to find Jack – and they do on an island where the indigenous people are worshipping him. Quickly we see that they want to eat him and chase scene ensues with numerous parts that make you chuckle. As for the plot, and I’m sure this will be normal for these films, there are different reasons as to why the characters are doing what they are doing. Elizabeth (Knightley) wants to find Will, who has ended up on the Flying Dutchman with his father in hopes to save him. And then there is Jack, who once made a deal with Davy Jones and didn’t repay his debt, so he just wants to get away. But now the scary octopus-like monster in the sea wants to take him to Davy Jones’ locker as punishment or else he can spend the rest of his life serving on the Flying Dutchman.
In the end, Sparrow is sent to the locker by Elizabeth through trickery because she wants to save Will and all the others from the creature. Davy Jones gets away with his heart along with the Flying Dutchman. Will promises to save his father from the fate of the Dutchman and we are left with somewhat of a cliff hanger on that note.
Obviously there are the British sailors that are always after Jack in hopes to stop the pirates, so there is another problem in itself for all the characters. One of them Elizabeth promises to marry if he stops trying to kill Will. And the other is just a horrible man who is trying to obtain Jack’s compass. Overall, this movie wasn’t bad. Not as good as the first one, and definitely more grotesque when you see how the crew of the Dutchman look. I didn’t feel like it flowed as well throughout, but the effects were still good. There were just enough points in the story that were used for comedic effect, particularly Depp, and I’m sure that this will be a constant thing throughout the entire POC franchise. Since I liked this movie a little less than the first one, I’m going to give it an “Okay” rating.
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