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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

October 8th, 2006 · No Comments

Maybe its Maybelline.Writing little about this behemoth shouldn’t be too tough, considering that in the weeks since viewing the film, the experience has almost entirely evaporated from my memory. What remains is purely visual: some spectacular, if not ridiculous, set pieces (most notably the sword fight on the giant rolling wheel) and some tremendous, if not creepy, computer effects (yes, if really is Bill Nighy and Stellan Skarsgård under all of that CGI sludge). All that is wrong with this picture can be summarized in two words: Jerry Bruckheimer. If memory serves, his name did not appear under the trademark lightning bolt splash before Dead Man’s Chest’s opening sequence. Perhaps that is to keep people like me from gritting their teeth.

Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Comedy · Drama · Popcorn · Romance

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