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Eech. Wanted to love it. Really I did. I chuckled at the comedy pieces, but it was the kind of chuckle I did when my dad makes a joke. I gasped at the action pieces, but it was the kind of gasp I make when I get up a bit too quickly. I 'awwww'd' at the romantic moments, but it was similar to the aww I make when I see a dead deer at the side of the road.
In the same vein as the first Pirates of the Caribbean, this is a pretty fun film as long as you come to expecting a bit nonsense.
While Depp alters the Captain Sparrow acting method to go full Tonto, Armie Hammer makes a strong upstanding straight man. Much was said about how ir reduced the character of the Ranger to a bumbling buffoon instead of the steadfast law man, but that argument doesn't really stand here in the UK as…
Hard to believe this is now 17 years old and it still feels as fresh as when it was released and became a phenomenon.
The excellent cast work beautifully together to create a crowd of ill gotten, unlikeable characters that still manage to charm.
I still don't fancy taking drugs though.