I'd seen the awful reviews and been warned that it was nowhere near as good as the first film. Bearing this in mind I often find that going into a film with low expectations can lead to being pleasantly surprised.
It seemed to start reasonably well and although, most of the time, it felt like it was just plodding along, filling in time 'till the next film, it at least gave the impression it might be building towards something interesting. Unfortunately the film then descended into a series of the most tediously unexciting CGI/stunt set pieces I've yet to see come out of Hollywood. None of the characters(including Jack Sparrow) retained any of the charm or chemistry they had in the previous picture and you find it impossible to care about what happens to them.
It never ceases to amaze me, when you consider the sums involved, surely by diverting a bit more into the script writing...
It's all so short-sighted since all those people who feel cheated this time will be less likely to trust the hype for the 'next big thing'.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about this film is they've finally given us the movie that everyone predicted the first one would be.
As an exercise in accountancy and marketing this is a winner but as entertainment it falls very flat indeed.