Continuity mistake: At the front door of Sao Feng's, after Elizabeth removes her hat, it cuts to the removal of her decorative vest (totally skipping her jacket), revealing her weapons' holster harness underneath, and she then tosses her vest at Sao Feng's man. Problem is the man doesn't catch her vest, he actually catches her empty weapons' holster harness. But, in the next few shots she's still wearing that holster harness, as she removes her lovely weapons. (00:08:35)
The nine pirate lords decide to free the sea goddess Calypso from her human prison, Tia Dalma, so that they have some advantage over The Flying Dutchman and the massive fleet of the East India Trading Company. But Calypso, angry because she was imprisoned, doesn't choose a side in the war and unleashes a massive storm and maelstrom. Jack (Johnny Depp) is held captive in the Dutchman, escapes the jail cell and gets the Dead Man's Chest. He fights with Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) and gets the key to the chest. Just as Jack is about to stab the heart, Davy Jones kills Will (Orlando Bloom). But then Jones dies because Jack uses Will's hand to stab Jones' heart in order to save Will (the person who stabs Davy's heart becomes his replacement as guide to souls who go to the other world). Bootstrap Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) removes Will's heart, Will becomes the new captain of the Dutchman and the crew no longer look like monsters. The Dutchman and the Black Pearl fire at Lord Beckett's (Tom Hollander) ship and it sinks. The East India Trading Company fleet sails away. Will tells his father that he is now free and no longer has to serve in the Dutchman but his father tells him that he has no objection to serving him since they've been apart for many years. Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) and Will consummate their marriage, say good-bye to each other and promise to see each other again in 10 years. Elizabeth promises to keep Will's heart safe in the chest. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and the crew of the Black Pearl sail away in search of the Fountain of Youth, leaving Jack and Gibbs behind... again. But Barbossa and the crew realize that Jack has the most important piece of the map. The last scene is Jack in a small boat with the piece of the map and using his compass to go in search of the fountain. After the end credits, it's ten years later and Elizabeth and her son see Will and the Flying Dutchman approaching...
Trivia: A deleted scene describes Jack's debt with Davy Jones and the hatred between Jack and Beckett in greater detail: Jack used to be the captain of the Wicked Wench, a ship owned by the East India Trading Company, and so it indirectly belonged to Beckett. When Jack had to carry a cargo of slaves, he set them free instead of deliver them as he was ordered by Beckett. Beckett branded Jack as a pirate and burned the Wicked Wench so that it sank. Jack managed to escape and struck a deal with Davy Jones to raise the Wicked Wench in perfect condition except for the permanently blackened hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl. In return, Jack would give Davy Jones 100 years of service after he had been captain of the Black Pearl for 13 years. This served as the main plot device of the second film.
Question: Maybe I'm missing something, but why can't Elizabeth just live on Will's boat at the end? Someone suggested it was because she cannot go into Davy Jones' Locker, but she has been there and got out before so why not again? Also, Will's father isn't dead but he can travel with Will, so why couldn't Elizabeth just join his crew?
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