I loved Dead Man’s Chest. A couple of things bothered me though.
Ending on a cliffhanger of sorts-
Ugh. Why go The Matrix route? They get a smash first film, and when they decide to go “trilogy”, they say “Hey! I know! We can make the last two films one long film!”. At least the Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions were filmed to come out only a few (six?) months apart from eachother. I don’t believe they did this with the Pirates films. Which means we’re waiting a year for the next one. Correct me if I’m wrong. (I stand corrected. They did film both movies simultaenously, but it will still be a year between release.)
Reusing old jokes-
I liked the bit when Elizabeth shows up and Jack says “Hide the rum!”. That was a cute throwback to the first film. But all the other rehashed jokes were completely unecessary. George Lucas sort of did the same thing with his prequels, throwing in all this shit from the original movies. It’s like “Ok, the audience are all fucking morons, so we have to put in all this stuff from the original films, or they’re going to forget that they’re watching the same series of movies”. Gimme a break.
Other than that, the movie was outstanding. The last bit with Jack gave me goosebumps, and I loved the very end, even if I’m fustrated to be left hanging like that.
Just my $0.02.