I actually saw this movie a few weeks ago and never posted about it. I did like the first Pirates of the Carribean and was looking forward to Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest.
I had heard a lot of hype about the movie and many criticisms about the decision to open Superman Returns the weekend before PotC2. If it was better than Superman, then I had to see it. I saw Superman twice. And loved it both times.
Yeah... not so much.
While the 154 minute running time for Superman Returns was necessary to set the backstory, the 150 minute running time for Dead Man's Chest was way too much. This would have been a good 90 minute movie. The story seemed good. The characters (most from the first movie) were as good as from the first one. The new characters were OK. But, I was looking at my watch far too often.
Dead Man's Chest finds Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) back on the Black Pearl, but being hunted by Davy Jones.
Wait for the DVD and see how this plays out. Maybe they'll shorten it before you have to suffer through it.
I had seen Fun with Dick and Jane with Holly a night or two before seeing Dead Man's Chest. We felt Fun with... was also too long and not that funny. On leaving Pirates 2, I mentioned to Holly that this should have been called "Pirates of the Carribean: Fun with Jack & Will".
Image taken from IMDB.