|Another one? How many more of these movies can we take?|
Overall, the finished product seems underdone. It starts strong, with Jack's capture and escape and capture, and there are some decent action sequences. But the great comic action I loved from the other movies is missing, for the most part, and even Jack Sparrow's swagger and wise cracking seems to be a bit subdued. The story holds together and comes to a satisfying conclusion, but the end does leave the sequel option wide open.
So Pirates fans, you've probably already been to see this, but if not, go on, you won't be disappointed. But for the rest of you, it's an entertaining, if overlong and forgettable, fantasy adventure.
Bottom line, 2 1/2 stars.