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Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest: everything you need to know about the movie

Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest: everything you need to know about the movie


When we talk about adventure films, we easily end up citing works that have pirates as protagonists and the context in which they move. The films belonging to this genre, in fact, fully represent the sense of adventure that every lover of this genre is looking for. With exotic settings, daring situations and characters as bizarre as they are iconic, these films have always aroused a great fascination with the public and the 2003 film The curse of the first moon helped reawaken a love for pirates and their way of life. In 2006, then, the first sequel arrived: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest.

Directed again Gore Verbinsky, this second chapter carries on the adventures undertaken with the previous feature film, however introducing characters and situations that will then also be the basis of the third chapter. We therefore begin here to build a more structured story, still remembered today as the most exciting and memorable of the entire saga. In addition to the many new features, however, there are also those that were the distinctive elements of the first film, i.e. a lot of adventure but also a lot of comedy, elements that have therefore made this a saga suitable for adults and children.

Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest, however, is mainly remembered for the impressive special effects used, both in computer graphics and in a concrete way on the set. Not for nothing, these were later recognized with the victory of the Academy Award. Before embarking on a vision of the film, however, it will certainly be useful to delve into some of the main curiosities related to it. Continuing here in the reading it will in fact be possible to find further details relating to the plotto the cast of actors and ad even more. Finally, the main ones will also be listed streaming platforms containing the film in their catalogue.

The plot and the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest

After freeing the Black Pearl from the terrible spell of the Aztec chest, Jack Sparrow receives a visit from ‘Spitfire’ Bill Turner that, commissioned by the damned David Jones, invites him to honor the pact made thirteen years earlier and to join the crew of the Flying Dutchman, if he does not want to be persecuted by the Kraken. The only way to avert this situation is to stab Jones’ heart, contained in his ghost chest. Only in this way can the pirate be killed together with his curse. To succeed in the enterprise, however, Sparrow will need again Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and a whole new crew. In addition to Jones, however, the new Commodore, the ruthless, will also stand against them Lord Beckett.

In the role of Jack Sparrow naturally finds himself Johnny Depp, who plays the same character on more than one occasion for the first time. Loving this role very much, Depp has in fact agreed to act in the sequel without getting lost twice, contributing again to the character’s aesthetic and characterization. Keira Knightley, who has become a worldwide star following the success of the first film, also returns as Elizabeth Swann. The actress, however, agreed to participate in the sequel on one condition: being able to kiss Johnny Depp in a movie scene. Orlando Bloom in turn he reprises the role of Will Turner here.

The actor Bill Nighy instead, he enters the saga as Davy Jones, the most beloved villain of the saga. To portray him on set, Nighy wore a motion capture suit and dots on his face to provide guidance for the character’s CGI build. Several actors later admitted that it was often difficult to play against Nighy wearing the suit and the dots on his face without bursting into laughter. Jones’s crew is remembered in particular Stellan Skarsgard as “Sputafuoco” Bill Turner, a character for which the actor had to undergo four hours of makeup. Jack Davenport plays Commodore Norrington, while Naomie Harris she is the voodoo priestess Tia Dalma.


Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest: the ships, the locations and the special effects of the film

Once again, of course, the big stars of the film are the pirate ships. The iconic Black Pearl was created starting from a real ship that bears the name of Sunset, while theFlying Dutchman it measures 50 meters in length and weighs 420 tons. For its creation, the employees were inspired by the Vasa, a huge Swedish warship now housed in Stockholm’s Vasa museum. As for film locations, once again the production made use of Jalisco (Mexico) e Barrouallie (Saint Vincent), as well as some Bahamas. The island chosen by Gore Verbinski to make all the scenes on land is called instead Sundayand is located between the French islands.

Of particular importance was the work done on the special effects. Most of the effort was required for the creation of the character Devy Jones and his crew (for which some preparatory drawings were made by Tim Burton) but also for that of the fearsome Kraken. To create the scenes with the latter (for the first time entirely produced in computer graphics), each shot took months to create. Davy Jones, on the other hand, was originally designed with chin growths, but the designers later opted for full-blown tentacles. Furthermore, the texture of her skin incorporates, among other elements, the consistency of a coffee-stained Styrofoam cup.

The trailer of Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest and where to watch the film in streaming and on TV

You can enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest thanks to its presence on some of the most popular streaming platforms on the net today. This is in fact available in the catalogs of Chili Cinema, Google Play, Disney+ And Amazon Prime Videos. To see it, once the reference platform has been chosen, it will be enough to rent the single film or subscribe to a general subscription. In this way you will be able to watch it in total comfort and at the best video quality. The film is also present in the television schedule of Wednesday 10 May at 21:20 On the canal Italy 1.

Source: IMDb