[quote="JustRebecca, post:1, topic:247481"]
I was just watching the Pirates movies for the hundredth time:D, they are one of my favorite movie series!, but I was noticing just random parts of the movie that had religion symbolism in them. Just random little parts. I also noticed in the Pirates 4 movie A LOT of religious symbolism, Catholic symbolism in fact, which only makes it more amazing.
I was wondering if anyone has noticed this too? And do you know of any websites or books that explain the different symbolism's throughout the movies?
I just find it interesting because it is one of my favorites and now I am noticing religion in them when before I had never noticed it at all!!
The Pirates franchise is one of my favourites too! I'm in the minority in that I loved the 2nd and 3rd ones-the 3rd is my favourite. I love the mythology of Davy Jones and the story of the Dutchman. But, it is just that-mythology. I have to say that I don't see anything overtly Christian in the first 3 films. The only thing I remember is from "Dead Man's Chest." One doomed sailor was clutching his Rosary when Jones offered to "postpone death" for him. Jones asks "Do you fear death?", and the man did not because he had faith.
Now, the fourth film (my least favourite) was filled throughout with Christian overtones. The motivation for several characters was the saving of the soul.
Blackbeard's daughter was concerned with saving his soul, even to the point of bringing a Christian missionary on board the Queen Anne's Revenge. There were many times in the film where Blackbeard and the missionary butted heads about Faith and God. Upon seeing the movie a second time, I really picked up these themes more and the Missionary character seemed even more well developed than I thought. I am hoping these themes are hinted at a larger story arc for the next film(s).
p.s. I don't know of any hard sources for Davy Jones, but he is sailor lore from ages ago. Perhaps a google search would help.