The most common standpoint on the Pirates of the Caribbean series seems to be the belief that the first movie is the only good one, and that they deteriorate from thereon. This might be true, but the 2nd movie is close behind. Depp is at the top of his game. Bill Nighy's Davy Jones is a menacing and worthy villain, partly in thanks to the unbelievably good special effects. The special effects are great all around, especially those surrounding the Kraken.