I really enjoyed the first Pirates of the Caribbean film and so approached this sequel with a degree of trepidation, as we all know the law of diminishing returns. I was pleasantly surprised, although not at the standard of the original film, this was an enjoyable yarn and one that the kids will love.
The special effects were as spectacular as you have come to expect from a film like this, truly outstanding, with Bill Nighy's Davy Jones a particular highlight.
Johnny Depp give another excellent performance in his Jack Sparrow guise but is somewhat let down by a lacklustre script and the overriding feeling that the film is treading water until it all comes together in the third installment.
Fun, but not a classic.