There was a recent review in the times that slated this terribly with virtually every aspect attacked. While I can see this is no cult art film with depth and dramatic performances IT IS a film about PIRATES.
There is nothing wrong with this film at all it is a brilliant pirate film with plenty of milarky and pirates and legends and gold and ships. The new characters are excellent and the old ones just as good as always. Jack is back and no different to any of the other films. This shouldn't be critisised as I am not bored of him as I am not bored of Doctor Who and he's been around a lot longer.
I liked Kiera and Orlando but didn't miss them. There lack of smooching isn't missed.
There are three reasons I have deducted a point and these are fairly minor. Pirates 1 is a five star film because we haven't seen anything like it before therefore at best this can only equal it and it doesn't quite. Secondly Blackbeard's Beard didn't quite fulfill its part, it should be bigger and bushier and naturally anyone will recognise that the beard there to identify him for all eternity. Lastly, there will inevitably be a sequel to this, while I will enjoy seeing Jack's Pirates no.5 I would suspect that they need to seek a different tack and location.
I shall dutifully sign up for the next pirate adventure.