Pirates of the Caribbean may have a rocky road to the next sequel or possible reboot, but the previous entries in the franchise have been favored by viewers since their original release. The first Pirates of the Caribbean was only the introduction to the intense swashbuckling world of magic, myth, and piracy upon the world’s seas, and the rest of the franchise has built upon that lore ever since. While there have been a total of five Pirates of the Caribbean movies, a sixth has been gaining attention with constant rumors regarding casting and more, but to some, the earlier movies with a younger Jack Sparrow were more exciting, such as the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Below, we’ve detailed the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, including its cast, plot, and other details of the general Pirates franchise.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean has been a franchise owned by Disney for quite some time as it started as a theme park ride, and then the general story was adapted to create the first film with Johnny Depp and other notable cast members. From the first film, the sequels mainly expanded upon the stories that the pirates within the franchise considered tall tales or myths, while others had firsthand experience with such legends. These tales and apparent myths included the plot of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie and the curse of a beloved pirate ship and its skeletal CGI crew.
Curse of the Black Pearl
The first Pirates of the Caribbean, Curse of the Black Pearl, was only the introduction to the Pirates franchise, and its success ultimately determined the franchise’s future and if more sequels would be created. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl introduced supernatural elements when the ship that Jack Sparrow had been searching for was occupied by his old crew, who had become cursed by stealing the Mayan-cursed gold of Hernan Cortes. Stealing the gold as greedy pirates made the crew rich after they abandoned Jack Sparrow on an island but left him unaffected by the curse as he had no hand in its theft. The Curse of the Black Pearl was that the crew had become skeletons in the moonlight and couldn’t honestly eat, drink, or spend the gold without consequence. Ultimately the curse was ended with the return of all 882 pieces of stolen and cursed gold returned to their place of origin. Still, the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie only introduced the likeliness of more curses and legends appearing in future installments. As the lore of legends has filled the world of Pirates of the Caribbean, and the first film introduced such legends, the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie was even more filled with such legends, as fewer introductions were in order the second film.
The Second Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Detailed
While the story of the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie was filled with as much pirate, swashbuckling adventure, the magical items of Jack Sparrow’s compass and the Dead Man’s Chest became the objects of objection within the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie. With the additional information about Jack Sparrow’s compass and its true purpose, familiar characters from the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie were also brought into the second Pirates movie as well, such as the obvious Jack Sparrow portrayed by Johnny Depp, as well as Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, members of Jack’s crew and new additions. The newest additions to the second Pirates movie were Tom Hollander and the long alluded to Davy Jones, portrayed by Bill Nighy. In terms of the overall plot, the second Pirates movie revolving around Davy Jones and the Dead Man’s Chest was due to the pirates of the seas’ discovery that the Dead Man’s Chest was natural and indeed contained the heart of Davy Jones himself. While earlier in the film Jack was informed that his debt to Jones must be paid, he decided to try to control the heart himself and avoid his debt, thus aligning him with Will, who was sent to steal Jack’s compass to acquire the Dead Man’s Chest for the Royal Navy. It was stated that anyone that held the chest controlled Davy Jones, and as seen throughout the film and after, that was the case. As Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End were shot back-to-back, they were released a year after each other, in 2006 and 2007, so it made sense for the plot of one to lead into its sequel so heavily.