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What’s up!   Yes, we will again venture into the great adventure of the Pirates of the Caribbean.  But this time we will discuss the strange place called DAVY JONES LOC-CKER as it was called by Tia- Dalma a.k.a. Calypso the Goddess of the Seas!  

 We last saw our “dear”  Jack Sparrow as he stood face to  the teeth and mouth of Davey Jones Kracken, in “Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest.”  Jack Sparrow stood with one arm up with sword in hand and said, “Hello, Beastie!” AT that the Kracken enfolded Jack and the ship the “Black Pearl” and took him and the ship to Davey Jone’s Locker.

  Although the 3rd and final movie (I wish not) opens with the resurrected Captain Barbossa and Elizabeth attempting to enlist the pirate lord of Sinapore,  Jack is totally unaware of the plot to save him from his prison and “punishment”–as it was called by Tia- Dalma.

Jack is in his personal hell living with himself—literally!  It is strange when the movie takes this turn from real time…to no time….to see Jack talking to multiples of himself!   I  did not like this part at first when I was in the movie theatre.  It just did not seem to fit the type of movie that I have gotten accustomed to.

It was stretching from the simple Disney story with magic…into something else.  Seeing Jack  Sparrow trying to ingest a peanut….or I should say half of a peanut…was a little weird.  Because  the scene opens up with  Jack’s nose only sniffing….what a way to open up a scene from  a movie! 

 It was strange!  Jack finds the peanut and gets shot trying to put it inside his mouth which was gaped open.  He falls to the ship deck and lets out a tiny voice a plea for “help!”  Suddenly another Jack is chirping like a chicken. 

 Then another Jack runs forward and has buckets of water to clean the ship, I would suppose.  It was all very confusing when I first saw that scene.  I have grown to love it though.   Jack a.k.a. Johnny Depp,  was showing his various tattoos and was being humble to  himself regarding the problems on the ship. 

 However, it twists to where Johnny, or Jack I should say, stabs himself  because he is fed up with the problems on board his ship while he is in prisoned there in Davy Jones Locker.  It turns from slightly humorous to lead heavy when Jack Sparrow stabs his other self and says, “That’s what got us into this mess.” 

 At first it would seem that Jack was unaware of the chaos that he is living in—i.e. having multiple selves,  staring at a goat ..for unknown reasons etc.—But at that point…the adults watching would have realized that Jack was fully aware of his problem and in his own limited way…trying to work out a solution. 

Finally he repremands his multiple selves and jumps ship to walk around on the hard  bright white ground of Davy Jones Locker.  He sees what appears to be a rock and has several interactions with it.  He throws it, and licks it. He tosses it again. 

He then attempts to pull the ship away from the Locker.  While he is involved in this problem,  Tia-Dalma’s little “babies”—the rock crabs…are there such things?  Anyway,  they start to organize themselves and begin to move the ship.  Jack was laying on the ground exhausted from his activities. 

 Suddenly the blinding sun of the Locker was blocked by the shadow of the  Black Pearl and Jack opens his eyes to see the ship rolling away from him.  He stands with a look of shock, and awe.  He then runs after the ship and the crabs. 

 What I loved about this scene is how the music plays with the action to the point of it looking like a crazy type of dance that our “dear” Jack ((with his wobbly walk /run)) did in effort to catch up to The Black Pearl.  The commentary and  directors discussion explained that the music was taken from oriental instrument, and a electric saw instrument. 

 It was great….although strange.  It took you into another realm altogether!  And the best part was how Jack Sparrow a.k.a Johnny Depp handled his problem.

  He was frustrated and bewildered! When he finally comes upon the motley crew,  (who just pulled themselves from the ocean after the loss of the Chinese loaned vessel that had just capized over the largest  waterfall I had ever seen in a movie),  of Will Turner,  Elizabeth,  Captain Barbossa,  and the crew from Singapore,  and Tia- Dalma; Jack thinks it is all a dream.

  They have to convince him that he is really being saved.  However, since Jack has the boat and they do not—he realizes that he has the upper hand—or so he thinks until his compass does not work in the Locker!  He then has to submitt to Captain Barbossa who has the great map that takes “you” to fantastic places and can get them out of the locker as well!

  Finally they all make off in the Black Pearl  and begin the next journey out of the locker.  I enjoyed this part of the movie, because Jack tells the group that “Four of you tried to kill me,  one of you  succeeded!”  Elizabeth looked quite guilty and Will Turner looked shocked!  That issue was addressed later on of course. 

 They  had come to get Jack…but the truth of how he actually ended up in the locker came out!  I loved that part too.  Jack was not about to let the smiles  fool him.  He also realized that they needed him as him being a pirate lord to help solve the  problems with Lord Cutler Becket. 

It was funny and enjoyable to watch the actors and their various characters interact.  There was no need for special affects at that point.    We   quite enjoyed it!

Next time a summary on the animals in the Pirates of the Caribbean!

See ya!

Jay Jewels and his MOm Riveroflifelisajoy!

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