Fight for what you believe in. Save your friends in situations of danger. Every man has a price. Eternal damnation is something to be avoided. Even the most amoral among us may someday reveal a scrap of decency underneath.
Positive Role Models & Representations
Characters are chased, stabbed, flogged, shot at, trampled, roasted, and rolled down hills. A sea monster uses its giant tentacles to pluck screaming sailors off ships and swallow up the vessels whole. Davy Jones is an evil, devilish character whose head is a noseless mass of Medusa-like squirming serpents and whose hands are lobster claws. He steals souls of sailors and condemns them to decades of hard labor. Sword fights, shootings, stabbings, and deaths-by-tentacle are rife. Jack wears a necklace of human fingers and toes. Cannibals tie Jack to a stake and suspend him over a fire, but he escapes. Men are caged and hung over an abyss. A severed beating heart is shown in a box. Men are put in cages so their eyes can be plucked out by birds. Elizabeth and William are threatened with hanging. It's implied that cannibals might eat a dog. Davy Jones' crew members are grotesque, scary, and filthy, wearing makeup that makes them look as if they've been left to rot.
Innuendoes and double meanings are rampant, notably involving a compass, swords, and fighting. A voodoo woman acts sultrily, sashaying her hips and giving men come-hither looks. Jack and Elizabeth kiss. Elizabeth says she would like to "have" her fiancé, William.
"Damn," "ass," "bloody."
Ease of Play
Characters drink throughout the movie, and Jack refers to alcohol in a positive way ("If this were a dream, there'd be rum").