4.5 One film too far miniwelsh | 16/09/2011 | See all miniwelsh's reviews (38) The Pirates franchise has run it's course in my mind. The first was a classic and they got progressively worse as the series progressed and this was the worst of the lot. Johnny Depp is still great but the positives virtually end there. Definitely scrapping the barrel in terms of story and try to fit as many action set pieces in as possible. That said Lovejoy (Ian McShane) was entertaining as Blackbeard. Not a bad film, just nowhere near the very high standard set by the original. I do hope this is the end and Disney don't make another as this will spoil what ahs been a good modern series of films.