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The Pirates Are Back and They Worry About Their Souls!

by Dr. D ~ July 23rd, 2006

Pirates of The Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest, Disney Studios, 2006, 140 min., Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira knightley.

The religious content in this movie is interesting and diverse. The cannibals worship Jack, a Voodoo lady is sought out for counsel. Davy Jones is a demonic character who offers an extra hundred years of life in exchange for ones soul. However, serving him for a hundred years leaves a lot to be desired. One sailor is offered the ‘hundred year bargain’ and wisely chooses to go to his death instead- making the sign of a cross. Davy retorts: “life is hard, why should the after-life be any better?”.

In another interesting scene, two sailors are coming toward the shore in a row boat, one picks up the bible and attempts to read it, even though the other sailor points out that he doesn’t even know how to read. The first one replies that you get credit for trying, anyway since they are no longer immortal (as in the first movie) they should be concerned about their souls and the after-life. Souls and the after-life are referred to repeatedly in this movie. However, not necessarily from a Christian perspective. …To continue and see full review…


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