What's good about this is Depp and Rush. They're what's made the previous series work and are the only thing making this work. The plot is especially forced with NONE of the leads interested in the fountain so we end up only with B and C players vying for it. This set out to be underwhelming and succeeds in every cliched detail. Can't even recommend the 3D.
Utter rubbish. Direction is awful and plot is quite messed up. You get a bit of everything and nothing as whole. Spanish intervention, Barbarossa's revenge and Blackbeard's quest along with cleric's love stuff is just too wide with no real depth. J.Depp tries to be funny but I find his jokes quite dry in comparison with earlier PotCs. Second major problem is lack of big bad boss. Blackbeard is afraid of Barbossa, who went completely soft and we don't get to know Spanish commander at all.
This franchise is less and less a pirate story and more and more a collection of gags, bad jokes and somewhat funny lines. The acting is plain and dull, but for the always evil and great Ian McShane who is the very embodiment of Black Beard. But let's be fair here. Nuff is e'nuff. Somebody needs to put the Sparrow down! This franchise would do well with a prequel, I for one would like to know what really happened. But after that the Sparrow has to go the way of the dodo.
Bad, most of the new characters were incredibly uninteresting and unlikable, particularly Blackbeard and Angelica. I didn't think this film was funny either, unlike the previous films. Ending is quite abrupt after an overlong first part. Soundtrack doesn't really seem to add anything new but instead recycles the soundtrack of the previous films. The supernatural elements have now come to a point where it's just lame. Sporadically entertaining but not nearly enough to warrant a higher score.
Loud, bombastic and obnoxious; pulls off the simultaneous feat of being gloomy and dull. Hard to fathom how it could have gone so wrong after the charming 1st and 3rd entries, and quite wonderful 2nd film. A fine cast is hung out to dry delivering an array of equally shrill and irritating performances (you know you're in trouble when you can't even count on Rush) and threadbare plot is padded out to an absurdly bloated running time. A marginally fun opening sequence provides the only interest.