Viewers who still enjoy the PIRATES films will likely find this outing better paced and more polished than the prior STRANGER TIDES, which increasingly looks like the franchise’s orphan child.
Once again, the only truly improbable aspect of these films is the geography. The mermaid lagoon, Ponce de Leon's wrecked ship, the ruined Spanish fort, *and* the Fountain of Youth all seem to be only a few miles from each other on the same island, which is apparently only a couple of days out from London.
If, as Lumiere says, they've been waiting ten years for the curse to be broken, and if the curse will become permanent when the Beast turns 21, doesn't that mean that the Prince was 11 when he pissed off the Enchantress? So a witch cursed the bratty 11-year-old who happened to answer the door instead of, you know, asking the kid's parents for shelter instead?