Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ★★★★

Look, I’m as wary as the next guy of placing significance on blockbusters, but there’s no denying that they are weighted with a huge amount of expectations and obligations. The degree at which this one exceeds both is astonishing. You can criticize it from any number of angles, but hardly anything feels calculated. If you give it just a little bit of goodwill, it will reward you with countless pleasures. Growing up, this was probably the closest anything came to Spider-Man for me and it is so wonderful that it holds up. Forget Disney. This one defies context. Have a little fun. Give it another watch.

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