Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Soundtrack

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Soundtrack Music Poster Image
Swashbuckling, orchestral, and instrumental.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 9 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Tie-in to the movie.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there are no lyrics to be concerned about, but some of the haunting, moody music might be scary to very young children.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTron April 9, 2008
Adult Written bycommon_sense_user_12 April 9, 2008

Beautiful orchestra music for all ages

My kids and I love this soundtrack! We listen to it on long car rides or whenever we're bored on a rainy day. I guaruntee that you and your kids will love... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byLeoWilson April 23, 2019

Awesome, But Han Zimmer did better soundtracks like Inception and POTC On Stranger Tides

Hans Zimmer is better at the Pirates of the Caribbean music than Klaus Badelt.
Teen, 15 years old Written byhayden0501 May 12, 2009


i play this on the cello and it has good rythemes and the movie is outstanding so get off ur kister and go buy the movie and cd!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

What's the story?

The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST SOUNDTRACK is all instrumental, with swashbuckling orchestral swells that result in a moodier sound than on the first film's soundtrack. Compare the two: What are the instrumental components that make this one so much darker-sounding than the first? How could you change the mood of the movie by changing the music? Jack Sparrow's theme gets a waltzier treatment, for example, and the use of synthesizers and electric guitars may be appreciated by some more than others. Dramatic musical moments might lend themselves to unleashing your family's collective imagination and coming up with your own story. And pirate costumes are comparatively easy to assemble.

Is it any good?

Enjoy listening to the Hans Zimmer-composed soundtrack and remembering your favorite parts of the movie. Kids of any age can be encouraged to try to identify the different instruments played in the accomplished orchestral arrangements, as Jack Sparrow returns to action and adventure on the high seas. All of the songs are beautifully performed and mixed to perfection.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what kinds of adventures the soundtrack brings to mind. Imagine acting out your own version of the story along with the music. How would you construct the plot? The characters? The action?

Music details

  • Artist: Hans Zimmer
  • Release date: July 4, 2006
  • Label: Disney
  • Genre: Soundtrack
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 20, 2019

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