of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley,
Bill Nighy, Stellan Skarsgard, Jonathan Pryce, Mackenzie Crook
, Lee Arenberg etc. etc.
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Music by : Hans Zimmerman.
Written by: Ted Elliot, and Terry Rossio
be Buyin' it Now
Premiere of the 1st PotC - second generation so it's
not perfect quality
Potc: Curse of the black Pearl Review
Specially priced DVD - PotC: Curse of the Black Pearl
glorious discs of mayhem and merriment await ye! If your order
earlier they have the special "3 -D cover slip" available.
But, even if you delay and be missing the cool edition...they
have oodles of extras - five hours worth - waiting for you.
of the highlights include; Bruckheimer's photo album, a behind-the-scenes
on the Kraken and a look at the development of Johnny Depp's
Jack Sparrow. It reminds you, this guy is a genius - both of
them. And the writers Rossio and Elliot do the audio commentary.
I think this was wise. Last time, with Pirates 1...it rambled
on without the tidbit 'o glee we film nuts have come to expect.
Now , if you love the film, you hear how things went,, and what
some less obvious scenes really meant. Plus legendary costume
designer Penny Rose talks about the minutia of wardrobe - and
it's actually fascinating. And, the whole crew is open about
just how surprised all were at the first film's success. Silly
Disney, "Pirates are for Everyone."
dared to ad a red carpet segment. But, they should have called
me. I didn't know an event that big and bedazzled could come
across as so flat. Holy criminey. And that's NOT sour grapes.
It's great that they actually listened to me when I stalked,
er, requested, Bruckheimer's company use red carpet footage.
But, the missed the boat - it's lame and dull (so there).
you buy the dvd and enjoy all the other extras. Come back to
head over to YouTube ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=3E4HN8EuRR4
) and see if I lie. Film Review Below.
Commentary by: Screenwriters Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
Dolby Digital 2.0
# Commentary by screenwriters Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio
# Bloopers of the Caribbean
# Charting the Return: A preproduction diary
# According to Plan: hour-long production documentary
# Captain Jack: From Head to Toe
# Mastering the Blade
# Meet Davy Jones: Anatomy of a Legend
# Creating the Kraken
# Dead Men Tell New Tales: Re-Imagineering the Attraction
# Fly on the Set: The Bone Cage
# Jerry Bruckheimer: A Producer's Photo Diary
# Pirates on Main Street: The Dead Man's Chest Premiere
# Easter Eggs
Bluntly speaking? Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead
Man's Chest is one of the greatest swashbuckling soirees
ever made. To bold a statement Flynn fans? Get your own review!
PotC:DMC is a smorgasbord of frolicking fun, and a visual
cornucopia to behold.
sure, I'm biased, holy criminey you've got Johnny Depp all decked
out in pirate gear, sporting a libertine-like beard and looking
all circa 1971 Keith Richards'd up - that alone gets a few stars,
based upon the pleasure he supplies to the fickle fountain of
feline fantasies. Added to the overload of ocular enjoyment, you’ve
got that treasure chest of pure man yum, Orlando Bloom being all
noble and chivalrous running about the Caribbean in perpetually
damp (body clinging) clothes. Then, for you chickbabe lovin’
sorts among ye, there’s Keira Knightley, a.k.a. "The
Stunner," back as the damsel who's hardly in distress - kickin'
some pirate booty.
goes... dear Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) is left at the
altar in a rainstorm -- alone. Where is her dashing beau you beg?
Just as we start to get really confused, viola the missing Will
Turner (Orlando Bloom) shows up with a posse of perturbed police,
who have him shackled head-to-toe.
there's a new ominous regime on Ms. Swann's little presently pirate-free
island paradise. They are the guys working for the East India
Trading Company, and they're led by Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander).
And, this Lord Cutler runs his trading company like a Delancy
Street shake-down; intimidation and strong arming with a bit of
bullying for good measure. The fine Lord also has a big huge chip
on his shoulder (the size of a Hummer) that involves Captain Jack
Cutler figures by blackmailing Will Turner into telling him where
Jack sparrow has fled to, he will finally have his revenge on
the sway-step pirate -- who has obviously put a big spiney flying
bug very firmly up this fella's arse. Aargh.
in a darker part of the Caribbean… Captain Jack Sparrow
(Johnny Depp) has his own problems relating to the comfort of
one’s arse. The fair Capt’ has gone and got himself
tangled up in a web of a West of Zanzibarish voodoo tribesmen,
who have decided the evening’s menu includes roast butt
by the time Will Turner catches up to Sparrow, Jack has conjured
up his famous charm (or perhaps, just his sealubber's luck), and
managed to convince an entire tribe of cannibals that he's a living
god in the form of man. The
problem is this particular tribe prefers to celebrate their deities
by dining on them. Perhaps the two are to become literal mankabobs.
faster than you can say, "Now that is a really cool
the two McHotties of the seven seas are framed upon the screen
together, and we all set off in our latest venture.
Ms. Swann is shortly to join them fear not.
you recall from the first Sparrow saga, he’s left a smattering
enemies in his sandstorm, ‘tween his snagging a few doubloons
of cursed of Mayan gold, and bamboozling Capt' Barbossa (Geoffrey
Rush). But, dear Jack also apparently made a deal with the devil
of the sea, one Davy Jones (Bill Nighy). Twas a long time ago
in a prequel we've yet to be privy to. And now scurvy Davy Jones
is here to collect Jack's wary soul... aargh.
our new villain de Jour, Davy Jones. DMC intertwines
the legends of the infamous Flying Dutchman with Davy Jones' Locker,
and folds in a giant mythical squid called the kraken. Aargh.
Tis a squid sixty feet tall, and thirty wide, that swallows whole
ships as an appetizer, and spits out the knarly planks like troublesome
bits of a hangnail - aargh.
also a bit of snogging action tween Capt’ Jack and a certain
filly feline; it’d be a bit of Swann for the Sparrow...
but I shant say more... aargh.
DMC is a big old visual paella of summer blockbuster
fun and gloriously entertaining. And, that is in no short part
due to Johnny Depp, as Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp is a
bona fide international superstar. Pirates of the Caribbean brought
the illustrious thespian extraordinaire a world audience; those
in the know, already knew. Whether Johnny's sporting scissor-like
appendages or mixing up a vat of chocolates, or tripping the light
fantastic with a sweating sidekick, he’s able to infuse
bigger than life characters with a combination of actor’s
intuition, raw talent, and a joy for the job that reads through
to his audience. And to boot, he's edibly handsome in a fresh
-- out -- of -- the -- oven -- drizzled -- with -- full -- fat
-- heavy -- cream -- and -- a -- smear -- of -- butter blueberry
muffin delectable sort of way. Savvy?
while were on delectable dudes... Orlando Bloom just gets better
looking with every sword he picks up. Rrrrrrrrrr. He
doesn’t need to even act, he’s so beautiful. He does
act - and well - of course; especially as Will. But, truly he
needn't bother, as one is so struck by his charms, you hardly
hear what he's saying anyway...
of beautiful, Keira Knightley, who has permanently proven herself
to be one tough chickbabe that can absolutely hold her own with
any of the biggest and baddest boys of film, is back as Ms. Swann,
giving little girls at tangible truth that beauty doesn't have
to be synonymous with wimpy. Hurrah!
DMC is no hokey hootenanny of rubber sea monsters and
spray-painted one eye patched Pirates wielding plastic swords
with a Sinbadian budget. No siree Bob. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
and his well-harvested motley crew of minions in front and behind
the show, have topped themselves visually, and excitement-wise
in this, the second installment of the trilogy. Granted, there
is a tad too much swashbuckling thrown in, but that's
probably to get guys to go to the theater with their Depp-n-Bloom
blinded babes. Yet, silly extended sword play included, the two-hour
plus movie flies by.
are you still doing here mateys, ships ahoy! Aargh – aargh.
ye breeders: Wee ones may be a tinge green with fear
from the Flying Dutchman and his snarly treacherous scallywaggin'
recommendation: Fried calamari, black ink infused linguine
tossed with prawns and mussels, with a side of Sepia Amb Trempo
or Jamaician-style conch salad
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