If you enjoyed Curse of the Black Pearl because you loved the characters, then Dead Mans Chest is a must see. If you liked it because it had skeleton pirates, then you'd better like fish men as well.
Lets face it, Depp and Rush held the first film together because Bloom and Knightly were fairly new to the acting game but this time they're much better. All the supporting cast return to play their part in another thoroughly enjoyable swashbuckling adventure.
Admittedly i thought there were a few ridiculous moments in this film (depp fruit fight mainly) but overall the action, the story and the jokes are all top knotch. The new characters bring a touch of conspiracy to the proceedings, and Squidfaced captain Davey Jones is a CGI Masterpiece.
Its always good to see a giant sea monster of course, and this film delivers it in the form of the mighty Kraken.
At first you think the film is too fantastic to follow Black Pearl, but then... undead pirates were pretty fantastic in the first place.
An Empire Strikes Back Type Ending Leaves the characters lost and their ship destroyed... but most importantly leaves the film rolling straight into it's concluding sequel. Which you will want to watch right afterward.
Dont go into it expecting a groundbreaking sequel, go into it expecting an enjoyable romp. And as an enjoyable romp it will definetly provide a healthy and exiting continuation of the Black Pearls Epic Pirate Adventure.
Get the Popcorn in.