Pirates of the Caribbean II
Posted by isilanes on August 31, 2006
Yesterday I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, as it was a must-see for me, after the first part, which I liked very much.
I have to say I liked it much (my critic[es] at FilmAffinity), but it lacks originality (this was to be expected). The special effects are superb, and the setting, the script, the costumes and acting all join together to make the story believable (meaning that just the fights and chases are incredible, not the development of the events) and easygoing. Ten points for that.
However, the movie is little more than a clone on steroids of its predecessor Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: it repeats the “success recipe” of the first part shamelessly. Bad boy, Gore Verbinski!
All in all, very funny and a good pastime, but not as good as the first one.