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

The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by Richard of Kirkham A Movie A Day and it is Swashbuckler Films

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Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Swashbuckler Films.

“Ah! A heading. Set sail in a… uh… a general… that way! direction.” – Captain Jack Sparrow

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Aug 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Jack Sparrow must try and get a hold of the dead man’s chest containing the heart of Davy Jones before anyone else ca get to it and use it for their own agendas.

My Take on it – I decided that in order to make my guest choices of the Genre for the Genre Grandeur series more personal (and expand my own personal horizons of these genres), I will take a recommendation from my guest for a film to watch for this Genre Guesstimation series.

This entire series was Richard’s choice for me to watch.

This is a film that manages to continue on with the fun of the previous installment while still keeping the character of Captain jack Sparrow as a great anti-hero.

The story itself works through most of this film but towards the end it goes in directions that work to make things even more convoluted in order to expand the entire storyline.

They probably should have stopped the story at this point, but alas due to wanting to make more money, they continued the storyline.

It;’s great seeing the characters from the previous film return for this film and they even mange to give us a few new fun and interesting characters.

The special effects of this film are great once again and I am still amazed at the way that they are able to animate the face of Davy Jones the entire time.

Bottom Line – Story that manages to continue with the fun of the first film while still keeping Sparrow as a great anti-hero.  The story gets a bit convoluted towards the end and it seems as if the story should have been ended at this point. Great seeing the main characters return and see some new and enjoyable characters appear here. The special effects are once again great and I’m quite amazed how they managed to animate Jones’ face the entire time. Recommended

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The dice game that Will Turner plays with Davy Jones is called Liar’s Dice, a gambling game where each player has to make consecutively higher bids based upon how many of each die they claim are on the table (two threes, four fives, etc.), until a player is called a liar, in which case, all the dice are shown, and it’s seen if the bid is correct. Normally, a player only loses a die when caught in a lie, and is not out of the game, until he has lost all of his dice. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Still remains fun, but it’s easy to see how things are slowly spiraling downward with the storylines.

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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3 thoughts on “Genre Guesstimation – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

  1. Glad you liked the first one best, since it works well as a stand-alone adventure, but I think this one might be my favorite. I had to see it a couple times to fully appreciate all the storylines (even moreso with the third one), but Dead Man’s Chest boasts some of the coolest action scenes ever, IMO. And that cliffhanger at the end!


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