Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Gore Verbinski directs Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in this pirate adventure romp where a desperate Jack Sparrow tries to outwit and outrun a curse with the East India Trading Company also plotting his downfall.

Not as boring as I remember in the cinema. It goes on for way too long but Depp’s Jack is still fine value and the set-pieces he is actively involved in have a cartoonish physics to them. A threeway sword duel on a runaway miller’s wheel is particularly inventive. Every fifth or sixth scene seems to be a forced recap of the plot… almost as if Disney was already well aware the drooling masses who embraced this franchise were too dull eyed to keep up with all the triple crosses and mystic macguffins.

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