Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is one of my all-time favorite movies, so of course I rushed to see the sequel, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”

Is it as good as the original? Well — no. It’s very fast-paced, with more focus on stunts and special effects than the characters. Still, it’s entertaining. I probably won’t buy the DVD this time, but I enjoyed the movie, and if you liked the original, you’ll probably like this one, too.

One of the best things about the second Pirates movie is the way it incorporates old sea legends like the Kraken and the Flying Dutchman.

As for Davy Jones… I had hoped to write this blog entry without consulting the ubiquitous Wikipedia, but as usual Wikipedia is too useful to ignore: Davy Jones’ Locker

Ask Yahoo! also has some interesting info:
What is the origin of the phrase “Davy Jones’ Locker”?

The movie’s subtitle, “Dead Man’s Chest,” comes from… well, you might as well just go to Wikipedia again: Dead man’s chest

Here are the lyrics to the theme song from the Disney ride that started it all: Yo Ho (a Pirate’s Life for Me)

And here’s the movies’ official website:
Pirates of the Caribbean

UPDATE: “Dead Man’s Chest” is now available on DVD.

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